Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF)

With growing recognition and consolidation of the linkage between the European and Asian economies, consortium partners from Asia and Europe agreed in 2006 to establish the Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF). The Forum is ought to serve as a high level platform, giving Asian and European policy and economic experts an occasion for in-depth research-based exchanges on global issues of mutual interest. Since 2007, the Forum has organized meetings in Asia and Europe alternately to cover a wide range of issues on the global economy and economic cooperation between Asia and Europe. The conferences feature specialised research papers and the outcomes are channelled to policy makers in both regions.

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) joined the consortium in 2013. ASEF works together with the consortium of top think tanks in both Asia and Europe to organise the AEEF event and has since supported a number of conferences, including:


EU-Asia Trade & Investment Connectivity
16th AEEF Conference (AEEF16), 28-29 November 2019, Berlin, Germany
Europe and Asia: Global Partners for Global Challenges
15th AEEF Conference (AEEF15), 17-18 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Prospects for the Asia-Europe Economic Cooperation in a New World Order

14th AEEF Conference (AEEF14), 20-21 September 2017, Seoul, Korea


Global Macro-economic Policy Coordination in the New Era
13th AEEF Conference (AEEF13), 21-22 September 2016, Beijing, China

Global Governance of Public Goods: Asian and European Perspectives
12th AEEF Conference (AEEF12), 1-2 October 2015, Paris, France

What can Asia learn from Economic reforms in Europe?
11th AEEF Conference (AEEF11), 5-6 December 2014, Tokyo, Japan

Asia and Europe in Times of Global Change
10th AEEF Conference (AEEF10), 15-16 May 2014, Berlin, Germany

Challenges and Prospects for Asian and European Economies
9th AEEF Conference (AEEF9), 29 October 2013, Beijing, China

European troubles, Asian worries
8th AEEF Conference (AEEF8),  21-22 January 2013, Brussels, Belgium

The AEEF consortium consists of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bruegel (overall secretariat), Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII), Peking University HSBC Business School,  and Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).


















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