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ASEF eNewsletter – October 2012

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October 2012          so much to share




 ASEF 5 Editors Roundtable

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, will present the 6th Asia-Europe Editors’ Roundtable at the InterContinental Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand (13 October 2012)

Multiple Currencies for a Multi-polar World

In recent years, the world faced its greatest economic challenges as fragile financial markets persevere. Under such circumstances, a need for international monetary reform, still dominates headlines.

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Singapore International Photography Festival

      supports Singapore International Photography Festival


An online photo contest voting was initiated on during the month of August. Shortlisted images, from five finalists of the contest, will be showcased during the festival (6 October 2012). More…




 Strategies for Food Supply Security Strategies for Food Supply Security

ASEF Public Health Network is organising the 3rd Strategy Development Workshop on Pandemic Preparedness and Response in Vientiane, Lao PDR (22-23 October 2012). This upcoming workshop will focus on Food Supply Security. More…                                          


 Creative Encounters 13 shortlisted for creative encounters second edition

13 creative proposals are shortlisted from over 300 submissions for the 2nd edition of the Creative Encounters – Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe. It is an initiative by the Asia-Europe Foundation, Arts Network Asia and Trans Europe Halles. More… 

 28 Board of Governors Next BOG Meeting in India

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India will host the 29th ASEF Board of Governors’ Meeting. It will take place in New Delhi, India (11-13 October 2012). More…

 AECNET Gold Award Asia-Europe Classroom Awards

Schools from Asia and Europe will be contending for the Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) Awards 2012 this October. The Award encourages secondary and high school educators to use creative online inter-cultural learning platforms. More…                                               


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 10 lessons on film       

10 lessons in film

                                                                together with the Puttnam School of Film at LASALLE College of the Arts presented the screening and presentation of “10 Lessons in Film” at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore (28-29 September 2012). More…                                                     

                               ASEMUS Korea 

Museum directors to develop innovative heritage education programmes


Over 230 Asian and European museum directors and professionals attended the 5th General Conference of the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) in Seoul, Korea (13-15 September 2012). More…                          

 ASEF University

Watch the trailer


This August, 42 youngsters from 33 Asian and European countries participated in the 18th ASEF University (AU18) in Tartu, Estonia (18 August – 1 September 2012). Watch the trailer to know what they experienced promoting sustainable consumption.More…

 ASEF University online photo contest

ASEF attends ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting


An ASEF delegation, headed by Sabina Santarossa, ASEF Director – Cultural Exchange, attended the 5th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting (5th ASEM CMM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (18-19 September 2012). More…


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Next month, the Central Museum of the Asia-Europe Museum Network Meeting
Uni Press, Korea, 27 August 2012 Read…


Asia-Europe museums stand for education
The Online Citizen, Korea, 7 September 2012. Read…


Heritage project to start next year 
Brunei Times, Brunei, 20 September 2012. Read…


Asia and Europe Strengthen Understanding Heritage
Pikiran Rakyat, Indonesia, 21 September 2012 Read…

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18th ASEF University   

Watch the documentary trailer

ASEF Annual Report 2011 

ASEF Annual 2011 

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Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) 

6-13 OCT 2012



29th ASEF Board of GovernorsMeeting

11-13 OCT 2012



6th Asia-Europe Editors’ Roundtable

13 OCT 2012


Strategy Development Workshop

22-23 OCT 2012



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