The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the United Nations University-Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) organised a presentation of the ASEM Outlook Report 2012 in Bangkok (Thailand) on 11 March 2013.
The ASEM Outlook Report 2012 is part of the ASEM Outlook project. This project, established in 2005, was a series of workshops designed to examine the scope and depth of Asia-Europe relations. The key findings of the report that were presented in Bangkok include: Asia and Europe must build bi-regional strategic partnerships centred on mutual interests in targeted fields, they should jointly address the issues of equitable access, and they should further integrate non-state actors in policy formulation and implementation.
The presentation was followed by a discussion with a panel of experts representing different sectors including the media, government, think tanks and academia. The panel discussed the current status of Asia-Europe relations, the future trends and challenges facing each region, and the potential for further cooperation between the two regions.
The entire event was jointly hosted by the Faculty of Economics, the MA in European Studies programme and the Centre for European Studies of Chulalongkorn University.