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ASEF eNewsletter – August 2011

ASEF eNewsletter


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August 2011                 so much to share



Young volunteers encourage public health dialogue through forum theatre

The 10th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange (AEYVE): Health on Stage – Enhancing Cultural Competencies for Public Health Dialogue, marks ASEF’s decade-long dedication and commitment to the promotion of International Voluntary Service in the ASEM area. During the six-week programme, volunteers will be equipped with necessary skills by experts from the fields of forum theatre and public health.   More…



Asia-Europe Classroom Network

Technology and creativity in the classroom

Calling all secondary/high school educators interested in emerging technologies and creativity in the classroom! ASEF is now accepting applications for the 10th Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Conference to be held on 7-11 November 2011 in Ireland. More…

 ASEF Universiti Alumnae

Securing Public Health in a Globalised World

The Asia-Europe Foundation University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) academic conference on “Securing Public Health in a Globalised World” aims to address public health issues in the context of Asia-Europe relations. More…


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Cultural Heritage as seen by youthful eyes

The 17th ASEF University on Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities provided a space to share and learn about heritage from cross-cultural exchanges.  More…



New Cultural Policy Compendium includes Asian countries

ASEF is lending its support to the World Cultural Policies project, a new web-based database of national profiles, expanding on the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe to include Asian countries. More…



The Face of the EU

ASEF organised a briefing in Singapore to present the latest findings of “The EU through the Eyes of Asia” research study’s latest phase. It examined the perceptions of the EU in 10 Asian and new member countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting. More…



Making a case for university social responsibility

The understanding of University Social Responsibility (USR) differs in focus, extent and action across many countries. In this view, the 2nd Asia-Europe Education Workshop consolidated an overview of USR best practices in ASEM countries. More…


ASEF at the ASEM Senior Officials Meeting in Indonesia

ASEM Senior Officials met in the Indonesian island of Lombok (12 – 14 July) to prepare for the 5th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting (CMM), which will take place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2012. More…


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A research revolution to save the planet

The Guardian’s Jonathan Glennie, a participant of the 6th Asia-Europe Journalists’ Seminar, reflects on the possibility of using development financing for the development of clean technologies. Read the article…


World waiting on rebirth of rio spirit

Piyaporn Wongruang of the Bangkok Post highlights some of the discussions during the Asia-Europe Environment Forum’s (ENVForum) Strategies for the Earth Summit 2012 held in Indonesia. Read the article…



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Call for partners: 3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop 

ASEF is seeking for organisations who wish to co-organise the 3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop on ‘university-business cooperation’. This workshop in envisioned to take place in the first half of 2012. Deadline for the expression of interest is on 15 August 2011.

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ASEF team members get published by international online magazine online magazine has published an article on ‘Asia-Europe cooperation on police standards’. The article, written by Ms Sol Iglesias and Ms Ratna Mathai Luke of ASEF’s Intellectual Exchange department, examines how the absence of a uniform language for police ethics makes it difficult for effective good policing standards.

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10th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange 

20 AUG – 01 OCT 2011

Bangalore, India


Connect2Culture at the World Summit on Arts and Culture 

04 OCT 2011

Melbourne, Australia


10th Asia-Europe Classroom Network Conference

07 – 11 NOV 2011

Dundalk, Ireland


11th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

23-25 NOV 2011

Prague, Czech Republic


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