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ASEF eNewsletter – January 2012

ASEF eNewsletter


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          January 2012                    so much to share

 ASEF New Year Greeting 2012

What does the relationship between Asia and Europe mean to you?


Seasons’ Greetings and best wishes for 2012

ASEF Executive Director Ambassador Michel Filhol and the ASEF team would like to share their warm greetings for the coming year, and invites everyone to join in the commemoration of ASEF’s 15th Anniversary in 2012.

Read Ambassador Filhol’s new year message or watch the video from the ASEF team.


Learning from the Crisis

New Publication on responding to future financial and economic crises

The Policy Brief is drawn from expert discussions at the “Workshop on the Impact of the Crisis on Regional Economic and Financial Integration in Asia and Europe”, and features Asian and European perspectives on regional financial cooperation with the objective of fostering global integration. More…

 The Future of an Asia-Europe Strategic Partnership in Conflict Transformation

New Publication on strategic partnership in conflict transformation

The publication, which is based on the discussions from the 8th Asia-Europe Roundtable on “The Future of an Asia-Europe Strategic Partnership in Conflict Transformation”, examines the policy decisions required to ensure sustainable bi-regional cooperation on peace and security in the future. More…

 ASEF Alumni at TEDx Athens 

ASEF alumnus hosts TEDx Athens

Theodore Anagnostopoulos, an alumnus of ASEF’s Connect2Culture programme, hosted TEDx Athens in November 2011. Over 1,200 people attended this event which featured 23 speakers. More…




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ASEF Board of Governors visit to Raffles Museum for Biodiversity Research Singapore

ASEF Governors visit Singapore’s Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research

Members of the 27th ASEF Board of Governors’ Meeting in Singapore (1-2 Dec 2011) visited Singapore’s national depository for fauna in Singapore for long-term research and science at the National University of Singapore campus. More…


Culture360 at the Angkor Photography Festival at the Angkor Photo Festival officially supported the 7th Edition of the Angkor Photo Festival (APF) in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 19-26 November through its co-production of the series “Visual Perspectives”, a photographic dialogue between Asian and European photographers.  More…


Prof Liming Wang ASEF Brussels Briefing


An enhanced financial integration for
Asia and Europe

ASEF co-organised a public briefing in Brussels (2 Dec 2011) with the European Policy Centre (EPC) and EUforAsia. The briefing brought together economic integration specialists to analyse the importance of deepened financial integration in Asia and Europe. More…


The Future of Peacekeeping Efforts 

ASEF and its partners in the Europe-Asia Policy Forum (EUforAsia) organised a public briefing (13 Dec 2011) on the topic of ‘Improving Regional Security Architectures through an Asia-Europe Strategic Partnership’. Participants discussed prospects for further inter-regional cooperation in conflict management. More…


Funds for international cultural exchange launches a research project to map map funds currently available for individuals or organisations in Asia to engage in international cultural exchanges. We invite you to participate in an online survey to assess the need for such funding and identify current resources.

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Creative Encounters


ASEF is currently supporting five projects under the first edition of its Creative Encounters – Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe programme. These projects cover diverse fields such as dance, performing arts, and the environment and will take place till November 2012.

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ASEF 15th Anniversary activities 

JAN – DEC 2012

ASEM Countries


3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop: “Reality-check: What really matters?”

First half of 2012




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