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ASEF eNewsletter - November 2012


November 2012          so much to share


 ASEM Summit  The 9th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit of Heads of State and Government (ASEM9) will be hosted by Laos (5-6 November 2012).

Asia-Europe Leaders meet in Laos

This biennial Summit will be an important occasion for leaders of Asia and Europe to discuss regional and international issues of common interest and concern, including, among others, financial and economic crisis, sustainable development, food and energy security, climate change, natural disaster response, socio-cultural cooperation and the future direction of ASEM.


ASEF new Executive Director

ASEF welcomes new Executive Director

Ambassador Zhang Yan takes over the helm at ASEF as Executive Director on 1 November 2012. He succeeds Ambassador Michel Filhol, whose turn as Executive Director ended on 31 October 2012. More...


 Network Residencies Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies

The Asia-Europe Foundation’s Cultural Exchange team will participate in the Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies / Res Artis General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan (26-28 October 2012). More...

 Asia Europe Perceptions Images of the EU - the view from Australia and New Zealand

ASEF will organise public briefings in Wellington (7 November) and Canberra (9 November) examining the mutual perceptions of Asia and the EU in changing global landscape. More... 

 Migrant Health Policy

Migrant Health Discourse into Policy


The ASEF Public Health Network, in collaboration with Yuchengco Center of De La Salle University, will organise the 2nd Research Exchange Workshop and Public Briefing on ‘Bringing the Migrant Health Discourse into Policy’ (28-29 November 2012). More... 

 Lingua Comica

Asian and European Graphic Novels in Singapore


During the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), ASEF will present a set of four comic books: Go Home, Lingua Comica Graphic Novels from Asia and Europe, Lingua Comica FUSE and RELOADED. More... 

 Sustainable Development Assessment Seminar in Singapore Sustainable Development Assessment Seminar in Singapore

The seminar will gather over 50 representatives from international organisations, environmental think-tanks and business representatives from ASEM countries. More... 

 Mapping the future for Asia-Europe dialogue

Mapping the future for Asia-Europe dialogue


The ASEM Outlook Workshop is a series of workshops designed to examine the scope and depth of Asia-Europe relations. The 2012 workshop will explore emerging policy issues and assess future areas of cooperation through the ASEM dialogue. More... 

 Asia-Europe Meeting Driving Innovation

ASEF Deputy Director from People-to-People Exchange department, Edwige Rozier, will be participating in the 3rd ASEM University-Business Forum, ‘Driving Innovation’, to be held in Malaysia. More...


 29 Board of Governors


ASEF Board of Governors approve 18 projects for 2013


On 11-13 October, the ASEF Board of Governors (BoG) met in New Delhi, India to discuss the upcoming ASEF projects for 2013.  During this 29th ASEF BoG Meeting, some 18 projects were approved More...


Ambassador Filhol farewell 


Farewell to Ambassador Filhol


Senior members of the diplomatic corps, ASEF partners and supporters attended a farewell reception in honour of Ambassador Michel Filhol, outgoing Executive Director of ASEFMore... 

 6th Editors Roundtable Currency Conversation at Editors’ Roundtable

The discussions’ highlights of the day-long Roundtable organised by ASEF and the Chatham House were presented by ASEF to the ASEM Senior Finance Officials at the 10th ASEM FinMMMore...

 Asia-Europe Rectors Conference Improving university collaboration with business

The recently-concluded 3rd ASEM Rectors’ Conference (ARC3) brought together more than 100 heads of universities from 76 universities across 37 countries in Asia and Europe. More...

 photo festival collaborates with Singapore International Photography Festival

Over 150 people attended the Evening Presentation of ‘Shared Stories of Asia and Europe’ during the 3rd Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) in Singapore. More...

 AEC-NET Awards Asia-Europe Classroom Awards 2012 Announced!

Six AEC projects engaged a total of 73 educators along with 891 students coming from 59 schools in 24 ASEM countries. Each group awarded wins EUR 2,000 and EUR 500 respectively. More...

 AU17 exhibition A sharing from ASEF University alumnus

Forty-one students and young professionals from 31 ASEM countries have collaborated on this traveling exhibition entitled “Shared Heritage: As We See It.  More...

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Will multiple currencies help?
The Bangkok Post, 11 October 2012 Read...
Asia-Europe Foundation board discusses ways to strengthen ties
Press Trust of India, 12 October 2012 Read...
India boosts relations with 48-nation ASEM 
IANS, 12 October 2012 Read...
ASEM Finance Ministers to consider regional currencies
The Nation, 14 October 2012 Read...

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ASEF Annual 2011  



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ASEM 9 Summit 

5-6 NOV 2012



Graphic Novels from Asia and Europe

7 NOV 2012



Mutual Perceptions of Asia and the EU in a Changing..

7 - 9 NOV 2012

Australia / New Zealand

4th ASEM Outlook 2012

3 - 4 DEC 2012



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