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ASEF eNewsletter April 2011

ASEF eNewsletter


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April 2011                   so much to share


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Young Festival Managers learn how to dream big

The first of its kind in Asia, the Atelier for Young Festival Managers will train the next generation of festival directors. It will take place in Singapore from 14-21 May 2011 during the Singapore Arts Festival. More…



Bright young minds from Asia and Europe to discuss Cultural Heritage

Under the theme “Shared Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities”, the 17th ASEF University will make young people more aware of the different concepts and challenges related to heritage preservation. More…



An Asia-Europe strategic partnership for conflict transformation

The three-day workshop on “The Future of Asia-Europe Strategic Partnership on Conflict Transformation” will enhance regional conflict transformation/management ideas and develop various Asia-Europe strategic partnership models. More…


Climate Change and the Media

The 6th Asia-Europe Journalists Seminar will facilitate the exchange perspectives between journalists on the climate change debate between Asia and Europe. More…


ASEF-ASAP scenarios into animations

ASEF to launch animated scenarios to communicate the importance of preparedness for future pandemic crises. More…


A conversation with Singapore filmmaker Tania Sng

ASEF sits down with the filmmaker, who is also an ASEF alumna to talk about what she has been up to and what her plans are for the future. More…

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Minister George Yeo on Jacques Attali

During the Public Talk by Jacques Attali on “Is the Global Economy Still in Crisis?”, Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister, George Yeo, reminisced about his first meeting with Dr Attali in 1992.  More…


New website for Asia-Europe film cooperation

ASEF’s new film portal,, features news and in-depth analyses of trends and topics in independent cinema from Asia and Europe.. More…


No frontiers for infectious diseases

The importance of strengthening global surveillance systems for tackling future pandemic threats were emphasised during the Public Talk on “Regional Integration and Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases’ Surveillance in Asia and Europe”. More…



Asia-Europe cooperation seeks greater recognition for international volunteering

The promotion of international volunteering as an important facet of non-formal education was underscored during the 4th Networking Conference for Asian and European Young Volunteers. More…


Good Policing: Instruments, Models and Practices

The need for integrating international human rights standards with national policing practices was highlighted during the briefing on Asian and European Experiences in the Security Sector, held in Brussels. More…

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UNESCO profiles ASEF project on volunteering

Read UNESCO’s press release on the recently concluded 4th Networking for Asian and European Young Volunteers (NAEYV) on 6-11 February 2011 in Indonesia. More…


Singapore media on Jacques Attali

Various Singapore media organisations profile Dr Jacques Attali while he was in town for his Public Talk on “Is the Global Economy Still in Crisis?”. More…



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Farewell to Austria’s Governor Schallenberg


ASEF’s Governor for Austria steps down after 14 years of active contribution to ASEF.

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Capturing art in motion


Watch the behind-the-scenes happenings at the ‘Pointe-to-Point: 6th Asia-Europe Dance Forum in Lisbon.

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Policing Handbook
launch in Asia


Good Policing – Instruments, Models and Practices’ will be launched in Jakarta on 28 April 2011.

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Publication on Minority Conflicts launched


Publication talks about the means through which minority conflicts are prevented and contained through early warning systems.

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Workshop on universities’ role in knowledge transfer


The 2nd Asia-Europe Education Workshop will expound on the universities’ responsibility to translate knowledge into practical benefits for societies

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26th ASEF Board of Governors’ Meeting

12-13 MAY 2011

Vilnius, Lithuania


Asia-Europe Festivals Exchange Programme 

14-21 MAY 2011



Public Talk: Serving Artists Serves the Public by Gerard Mortier

20 MAY 2011



8th Asia-Europe Roundtable  

23-25 MAY 2011

Bali, Indonesia


6th Asia-Europe Journalists’ Seminar

4-6 JUN 2011

Budapest, Hungary


17th ASEF University 

19-30 JUN 2011

Penang, Malaysia


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