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ASEF eNewsletter – December 2012

ASEF eNewsletter


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December 2012          so much to share





ASEM Summit                       

Bangladesh, Norway and Switzerland become ASEF members         

Welcoming new ASEM members

Bangladesh, Norway and Switzerland officially joined the ASEM political dialogue process during the enlargement ceremony held at the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM9) in Vientiane (5-6 November 2012). This brings the total number of ASEM members to 51 partners. ASEF Executive Director, Ambassador ZHANG Yan, was present at the Summit during this ceremony.

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ASEM Outlook ASEM Outlook Report published

For the first time in this series, an ASEM Outlook Report has been published in advance of the workshop. The ASEM Outlook Report serves as a key resource to better understand the forces influencing Asia-Europe relations today. More…

 ASEM exhibition

Traveling Exhibition makes it to ASEM9

As its final stop for 2012, the ASEM Traveling Exhibition made its way to the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM9) in Vientiane, Laos, where it was presented from 2-7 November 2012. More…

 Mutual perceptions Asia and EU    

ASEF’s first activity in New Zealand

Held at the Parliament building in Wellington, the seminar, “Mutual Perceptions of Asia and the EU in a Changing Global Environment – The view from New Zealand”, was hosted by Charles Chauvel MP, Chairman of the New Zealand – EU Parliamentary Friendship Group. More…

Ambassador Filhol farewell 

Securing food supply

Participants used the ASEF-ASAP (Accurate Scenarios Active Preparedness) scenarios to frame expected challenges that can disrupt the functioning of the food sector in case of a possible pandemic. More… 

 6th Editors Roundtable Students: our future leaders

About 100 university, government and industry leaders, students and representatives of international organisations participated in this conference. More…

 Creative Encounters Work it

Work It! brings together 11 female performing artists from 11 Asian and European countries for a 10-day residency in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (8-17 November 2012). More…

 World Biennale Forum World Biennial Forum in South Korea

The 1st World Biennial Forum, an initiative by the Biennial Foundation, is supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation as part of its programme Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and EuropeMore…

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Asia-Europe summit gets underway in Vientianne, Laos
ABC Radio Australia, 5 November 2012 Read…


Human connection helps Asia and Europe United
Bormeo Post, 8 November 2012 Read…


Asia-Europe experts call for sustainable development goals 
The Online Citizen, 21 November 2012 Read…


View more news clippings about ASEF activities                                                      

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Editors’ Roundtable Highlights 

Editors' Roundtable

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                                               Social Determinants of Migrants’ Health Across Asia and Europe 
ASEF Annual 2011

ASEF Public Health Network’s latest publication  

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3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop 
9th Asia-Europe Journalists’ Colloquium

12-13 NOV 2013

New Delhi, India


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