Programme Format and Output
The programme of AU15 addressed a pertinent theme related to the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) agenda: “Migration and Multi-Cultural Societies: Opportunities and Challenges”. Different methods were employed, including lectures at plenary sessions, working group discussions facilitated by a moderator, case studies and panel discussions.
The academic programme aimed to give participants a better understanding of the theme in Asia and Europe. Lectures at AU15 were given by highly regarded academics and experts from universities, research institutes, governments and international organisations from both regions.
To complement the academic programme, AU15 also offered outdoor programmes that enabled participants to experience the socioeconomic and cultural aspects of the host country. In this regard, the programme involved visits to local historic or cultural sites. The full overview of the programme and the session summaries can found in Programme Overview & Summary of Sessions page respectively.
On the last day of AU15, participants developed a set of policy recommendations on migration and multicultural societies, which can be found here