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ASEF eNewsletter – April 2012

ASEF eNewsletter


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April 2012                  so much to share


Connected Histories. Shared Future.


Looking back, moving forward – ASEF’s 15th Anniversary

The year 2012 marks the 15th Anniversary of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). Ambassador Michel Filhol, ASEF Executive Director shares his reflections and invites everyone to join in the commemoration of this proud milestone in the Foundation’s history. Read more…



18th ASEF University (AU18): Call for Applications

Are you a student or young professional with a desire to promote consumption that is environmentally sustainable? Apply for the 18th ASEF University (AU18), which will take place in Tartu, Estonia (18 Aug – 1 Sept 2012). Deadline for applications is 23 April 2012. More…


Asian countries in international database

Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam will be among the first Asian countries to be featured in “WorldCP” International Database of Cultural Policies. This enhances their access to current information on arts and cultural policies and promote exchange and dialogue on policy making.  More…

 ENVforum ASEF

Asia and Europe Strategies for the Earth Summit 2012

ASEF’s ENVforum programme provides solution-oriented contributions towards the Rio+20 Earth Summit. The consultations included 54 experts on the Institutional Framework on Sustainable Development (IFSD) and other fields, and will result in an analysis of the IFSD options for Rio+20. More…


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“ASEM plays a key role in international co-operation”

Ambassador Pierre Sellal, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of France, shared his perspectives in a Public Talk on “The European Union in a Globalized World – Strategic Prospects” (16 Mar 2012). More…


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Health of Migrants in Asia and Europe

“We have a moral and professional obligation to protect and improve the health of migrants”, noted Dr Piroska Östlin of the World Health Organization – Regional Office for Europe at the Public Talk, “Health and Migration: perspectives from Asia and Europe”, in Barcelona (7 Mar 2012).  More…



Case studies on art and environment

The latest research from ASEF Linking the Arts to Environment and Sustainable Development, contains case studies from nine Asian countries, which serve as good practices in connecting the arts to initiatives tackling environmental sustainability issuesMore…


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Society ‘ill prepared’ to deal with health pandemics

EU politics magazine, “The Parliament” featured ASEF’s Public Briefing, “Asia and Europe: are we prepared for future pandemics?” held in Brussels, Belgium (2 Feb 2012). More…

Piroska Ostlin: “The life expectancy of Roma is between 10 and 12 years shorter”

Spanish publication ARA Magazine featured the Public Talk on “Health and Migration: Perspectives from Asia and Europe”, where Dr Piroska Ostlin of the World Health Organization – Regional Office for Europe was one of the keynote speakers. More… 


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Last chance to win: submit your films now!


short film contest tisch asia


Stand a chance to win SGD5000 and a 2-day filmmaking workshop at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore! Submit your short film before 9 April.

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AU17 exhibition: Call for Hosts 


The 17th ASEF University (AU17) exhibition, “Shared Heritage: As we see it”, is travelling to several ASEM countries. You can bring this experience to your country.

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Call for Participation: 3rd ASEM Rectors’ Conference (ARC)


ASEF with the ASEAN University Network (AUN) and the University of Groningen (RUG) are pleased to launch the Open Call for Participation for the 3rd ASEM Rectors’ Conference  (ARC), to be held in Groningen, The Netherlands (24-28 Sept 2012).

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Asia and Europe: Coming Together or Drifting Apart 

16 MAY 2012



Asia-Europe Short Films Contest Awards Ceremony

17 MAY 2012



“Connected Histories. Shared Future” Travelling Exhibition

17 MAY – NOV 2012

Singapore and Laos


When Strangers Meet: Visions of Asia and Europe in Film

18 MAY – 3 JUN 2012



Managing Heritage Cities in Asia and Europe: the Role of Public-Private Partnerships

12-14 JUL 2012



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