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ASEF eNewsletter – October 2011

ASEF eNewsletter


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October 2011                     so much to share

 Ms Sabina Santarossa delivers a presentation on cultural exchange between Asia and Europe

“The world is movement, and you cannot be stationary in your attitude towards something that is moving”

– Henri Cartier-Bresson


Dynamic relationships

Ms Sabina Santarossa, Director of ASEF’s Cultural Exchange Department, highlighted a new approach by governments in cultural diplomacy during a public talk on Asia-Europe relations organised by the EU Centre in Singapore at the National Library of Singapore.  More…



ASEF welcomes new Executive Director

Ambassador Michel Henri Filhol takes over the helm at ASEF with his appointment as Executive Director. He succeeds Ambassador Dominique Girard, who stepped down as Executive Director on 31 July 2011. More…



Culture plays role in environmental issues

Initiated by ASEF in 2008, the outcomes of the Connect2Culture programme have been published in a special dossier “Art. Environment. Sustainability. How Can Culture Make a Difference”. More…


World Culture Summit

Creative power of science

Genetic scientist Theodore Anagnostopoulos will speak at the ASEF-supported roundtable ‘A Climate for Change’ at the World Summit on Arts and Culture in Melbourne, Australia (October 2011). More…


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ASEF at the Kite Festival Singapore 2011

Flying the kite often brings together families, friends and colleagues. In this spirit, ASEF staff members from Asia and Europe took part in the NTUC Income Kite Festival Singapore 2011.  More…


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Health on Stage featured in The Hindu

ASEF’s recently concluded 10th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange (AEYVE): Health on Stage programme was featured in Indian newspaper, The Hindu.


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ASEF at the International Youth Forum 

ASEF delivered a presentation on its youth related activities at the 22nd International Youth Forum in Seoul, South Korea (18 August 2011). The event was hosted by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, the Republic of Korea. It was organised by the National Council of Youth Organizations, Korea. 



Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) Awards finalists announced


Six AEC projects were shortlisted from 33 entries to contend for the AEC Awards to be presented at the upcoming 10th Asia-Europe Classroom Network Conference. Teachers and student representatives from these groups will be invited to present their projects this November in Ireland.

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ASEF at the IFACCA 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture 

3-6 OCT 2011

Melbourne, Australia


ASEMUS 2011 Executive Committee Meeting

6-7 OCT 2011

Stockholm, Sweden


Too Many Foreigners? Crises and their Impact on Migration Flows

11 OCT 2011



Strategies for the Earth Summit 2012

11-13 OCT 2011

Stockholm, Sweden


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The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) promotes greater mutual understanding between Asia and Europe through intellectual, cultural and people-to-people exchanges. Through ASEF, civil society concerns are included as a vital component of deliberations of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). ASEF was established in February 1997 by the participating governments of ASEM and has since implemented over 500 projects, engaging over 15,000 direct participants as well as reaching out to a much wider audience in Asia and Europe.


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