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ASEF eNewsletter October 2010

05 October 2010 so much to share

Can civil society inject new energy into the ASEM process?

From the left: Amb Dominique Girard, ASEF; Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, EU Centre, Singapore; Augustine Anthuvan, Channel News Asia; and Assoc Prof Simon Tay, SIIA


Voices from civil society at the 8th ASEM Summit

The 4th Connecting Civil Societies (CCS) Conference “Changing Challenges, New Ideas” took place in Brussels on 1-3 October 2010. An official side event of the 8th Summit of Leaders of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM8), CCS4 was a platform for civil society to convey recommendations to the leaders of 46 Asian and European countries plus the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat, who met in Brussels on 4 and 5 October. More...


The Media is Responsible: Creative Communication Experts Advocate Change for the Environment

ASEF explored the role of the media and other players in the creative communication industry in a workshop at the ENVForum Conference "Educating Audiences in Creating Demand for Sustainable Consumption & Production: The Role and Responsibility of the Media, Entertainment & Creative Industries". More...


How does Europe perceive Asia?

The Asia-Europe Foundation has embarked on a major transnational research project to examine the public, media and opinion leader perceptions of Asia amongst Europeans. More...


Can Asia and Europe squeeze into a classroom?

"In 10 days, I visited 26 countries and I met 27 great, unique, talented, smart people", said Lenka Marincova from Czech Republic, "I think we could see that we are different but at the same time, very similar". More...


AEC-NET: Bringing the classroom to cyberspace

ASEF sees the importance of ICT in education for schools in Asia and Europe. The Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) programme forges contacts among secondary and high school, teachers and students in Asia and Europe through ICT. More...


Asia Europe Journal: Asia-Europe perceptions

The October 2010 issue of the "Asia Europe Journal" focuses on the perceptions of the modern European policy, the European Union and provides first analysis on the ASiE study of Asia's image in Europe. More...


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Asia-Europe museum network celebrates 10 years of exchanges

Over 80 museum representatives from 29 Asian and European countries met at musée du quai Branly, Paris, France, on 8-10 September for the Asia-Europe Museum Network's (ASEMUS) General Conference to celebrate 10 years of exchanges furthering Asian heritage. More...


Ministers commend ASEF for increasing cultural understanding between Asia and Europe

At the 4th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers' Meeting held in Poznan, Poland on 9-10 September, culture ministers from countries taking part in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process commended the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) for its work in increasing cultural understanding between the two regions. More...


Emerging artists examine changing cultural identities in 7th Asia-Europe Art Camp

In the seventh edition of the Asia-Europe Art Camp, 18 emerging visual artists from the two regions examined rapidly changing cultural identities through their creative works. More...


Exploring New Ideas for Urban Sustainability at the Shanghai World Expo

The Asia-Europe Young Urban Leaders' Dialogue gathered over 29 young professionals from 26 ASEM countries to discuss key issues of urban sustainability. Three participants shared some of their ideas on urban sustainability and their experiences during the workshop. More...


Experts urge greater inclusiveness and more dialogue in managing cultural heritage

Scholars and cultural professionals from 19 ASEM countries urge policy makers taking part in the ASEM Culture Ministers' Meeting and ASEM8 Summit to support platforms that include different stakeholders. More...


What does regionalisation mean for Asia?

The 33rd Asia-Europe Lecture Tour entitled "The Regionalisation of the World. What does It Mean for Asia?" brought Prof Dr Luk Van Langenhove, Director of the United Nations University Institute for Comparative Regional Integration Studies, to five locations in Asia. More...


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Polish media on the ASEF University

The 16th ASEF University gained a spotlight in the Polish media. They highlighted ASEF's involvement in facilitating the exchanges between Asia and Europe. More...

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2nd ASEM Rectors' Conference

26-27 OCT 2010

Seoul, Korea



10-13 NOV 2010

New Delhi, India


M.A.P. Mobile Artistic Platform: mobile residency

15 OCT-15 NOV 2010

Bangalore, India


9th Asia-Europe Classroom Network Conference

12-16 NOV 2010

New Delhi, India




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