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ASEF eNewsletter – July 2012

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July 2012          so much to share









How public-private partnerships can help in the sustainable management of heritage cities and historic urban landscapes?



25 Experts to meet on the future of Heritage Cities

In preparation for the 5th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting (5th ASEM CMM) in September 2012, some 25 experts will meet in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (12-14 July 2012) to discuss the topic.                                                        

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Encouraging Entrepreneurial Enthusiasts


“Values permeate the business,” —this is the basic idea behind social enterprises. This remark was shared by Mr Jeremy Nicholls from the Social Return on Investment NetworkMore…




Seeking 360 ideas on preserving historic cities in Asia and Europe


Seeking 360 ideas on preserving historic cities in Asia and Europe – tell us about an initiative in your city that you are proud of. More…




Youths chosen to promote sustainable consumption


Some 46 students and young professionals from 35 ASEM countries have been selected out of 400 applications to participate in the 18th ASEF University (AU18).  Themed Conscious Consumers for Environmental. More…




Glimpses into our Filmmaking Workshop


Watch the video highlights of the two-day filmmaking workshop in Singapore attended by the five winners of the Asia-Europe Short Films Contest. More…



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Lifelong Learning Strategies: a key to Recover from the Economic Crisis


The Learning Unlimited Forum successfully concluded on 30 May, a milestone in the EU Presidency of the Danish Government.  The forum was attended by representatives from higher education institutions, policy and decision-makers, university researchers and NGOs from Asia and Europe. More…






Asia-Europe Environment Forum Contributes to Rio+20


To complement the Rio+20 Earth Summit talks, two expert panels (15 June and 18 June 2012) were held by the Asia-Europe Environment Forum and its partners. More…





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Asia-Europe Social Enterprise Day Held in Vietnam
Justmeans, 27 June 2012, USA. Read…


In pursuit of sustainable good
Bangkok Post, 25 June 2012, Thailand. Read…


World Leaders Converge In Rio De Janeiro To Advance Sustainable Development
Bernama, 22 June 2012, Malaysia. Read…


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CLOSING: Registration for the 1st Asia-Europe Students’ Forume






Global Architectures for Sustainable Development Delivery 



Asia-Europe Strategies for the ‘Rio+20 Earth Summit’ 2012


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GAsia in the Eyes of Europe – Images of a Rising Giant 




This study shows how much the European media speak of Asia and its actors, what image they convey of it and why.





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Managing Heritage Cities in Asia and Europe 

12 JUL 2012

Yogyakarta (Indonesia)


11th ASEFUAN Annual Academic Conference

31 JUL – 2 AUG 2012

The Philippines


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