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  • Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity

    1 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2016 • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    The 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable (ERT8) will be organised in conjunction with the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit (ASEM11) in July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The theme for this edition of the Editors’ Roundtable will focus on connectivity between Asia and Europe as well as the media’s role in connecting communities and sharing information. In view of ASEM’s 20th Anniversary in 2016,...

  • 5th ASEF Rectors' Conference and Students' Forum (ARC5)

    4 - 8 April 2016 • Prague, Czech Republic

    ARC follows the 2-year cycle of ASEM MEs and is organised biennially in-between ASEM MEs in preparation of the next. As a high-level platform for inter-regional dialogue, the past editions of ARC have brought together hundreds of Asian and European university leaders for solution-oriented discussions on emerging higher education issues concerning both regions. Each edition of ARC has a particular thematic...

  • 15th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

    • Montreux, Switzerland

      The 15th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights will be held on 24-26 November 2015, Montreux, Switzerland, on the theme “Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons”.   The Seminar is expected to gather about 125 civil society experts, private sector representatives and senior government representatives to address a human rights-based approach to human trafficking within the...

  • On the Go

    4 November 2015 • Luxembourg

    On the Go's theme is the motion and the pace of life in Asia and Europe, illustrating those moments how we can be different — and yet so alike.The exhibition’s content will be sourced through an online photo competition, which will run on ASEF website. Photographers will be invited to submit their on-the-go shots, taken in Asia or Europe. The prize-winning pictures will be selected by the...

  • Asia Europe Economic Forum - 12th AEEF - Paris, France

    1-2 October 2015 • Paris, France

    The 12th AEEF Conference is entitled Global Governance of Public Goods: Asian and European Perspectives, and will take place on 1-2 October 2015 in Paris, France. The event is jointly organised by host Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII), Bruegel and Bertelsmann Stiftung on the European side, and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences...

  • 8th ASEF Experts' Meeting and Public Forum on Creative Cities in Asia and Europe

    September 2015 (tbc) • Gwangju, Korea

    The rise in significance of cities in the global economy has been unparalleled. The urbanised areas in the world are expected to double by 2030. As more and more of the world's population is moving to live in cities and as more and more resources are consumed by these cities, the need to (re)develop cities has emerged as a pressing issue such that diverse perspectives are taken in to consideration...

  • Workshop on Risk Communications for Public Health Emergencies: Bridging the National Mechanism with Healthcare Workers

    1-4 September 2015 • Langkawi, Malaysia

    Since its launch in 2009, ASEF Public Health Network has contributed to strengthening ASEM partners’ capacity for managing public health emergencies through sharing best practices and analysing lessons learned. Risk communications for public health emergencies – including pandemics – is one of the common recommendations from a series of ASEF Public Health Network’s multi-sector pandemic...

  • 19th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU)

    9-21 August 2015 • Pune, India

    ASEFSU aims to broaden students' and young professionals' horizons on the role of cultural heritage in the process of sustainable urbanisation and its relevance to modern-day societies.

  • How Countries Can Monitor Sustainable Development Goals

    20 July 2015 • New York City, USA

    In September 2015, the global community will agree upon a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This process is one of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference where UN member states agreed to launch a process to develop a set of SDGs, which will build on the Millennium Development Goals and frame the post-2015 development agenda. Implementation of the SDGs at the national level will...

  • Creative Encounters - 5th Edition (2015-16)

    15 June 2015 - 31 Dec 2016 •

    The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and its partners Arts Network Asia (ANA) and the European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH) have launched the 5th edition of Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe. Through Creative Encounters, ASEF, ANA and TEH actively foster connections across cultures by supporting artistic collaborations, exchanges and dialogues. Together, they aim...

  • ASEF Creative Networks - 3rd Edition (2015-16)

    15 June 2015 - 31 Dec 2016 •

    ASEF Creative Networks encourages collaborations among networks in order to reinforce the dialogue between cultural professionals from Asia and Europe. Through this project, ASEF seeks to strengthen its role as a connector between cultural networks of the two regions over the past 15 years. The project draws from the positive experiences gained through the successful work of the Creative...

  • The Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative 2015

    May 2015 - August 2015 • Online, Asia and Europe

    The Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative aims at improving the relations between Asia and Europe by enhancing public diplomacy efforts among the members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). It provides a practical skills-oriented training with toolkits and modules designed by expert public diplomacy practitioners and senior diplomats, with the support of Asian and European diplomatic academies. It’s...

  • Model ASEM Spin-off Editions

    2015-2016 • Various ASEM countries

    Model ASEM spin-off editions are the direct outcome from Model ASEM 2014, which was held in conjunction with the 10th ASEM Summit in Milan in October 2014. With the aim of capturing the enthusiasm of students to engage in political simulations at a broader level, the Model ASEM spin-off editions are self-organised by students who aspire to build platforms for young people to exchange perspectives on...

  • WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies

    01 January - 31 December 2015 • Online

    To make comprehensive and up-to-date information on arts and culture in Asia and Europe easily and publicly accessible, ASEF supports the development of the research platform, WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies. The WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies is an international database and searchable website of country-specific profiles of arts and cultural...

  • ASEMUS Exchange of Museum Educators Grant Programme

    The ASEMUS Exchange of Museum Educators Grant Programme enhances the professional development of museum educators in Asia and Europe, and strengthens cultural understanding between the two regions.   The programme seeks to develop a broader knowledge and understanding about Asian and European cultures, share best practices in museum education between partner-museums, and develop capacity in...

  • Asia-Europe: Energy Challenges and Climate Change

    May 2014 - Dec 2015 • Beijing, China, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Bangkok, Thailand, Paris, France

    The issue of climate change is among the most important facing the international community. Within the debate about the responsibilities of individual nations to address the challenges presented by climate change, the most significant element is the discussions on issues associated with the future makeup of the global energy sector. As the world is forced to shift its trajectory to a more sustainable...

  • ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) 2015

    January - December 2015 • Several ASEM Countries

    The core activities of the ASEF ClassNet in 2015 will include the following:   1.  ASEF ClassNet Website (January-December) Maintained by ASEF, this online platform helps Asian and European schools connect, initiate and promote online collaborations; ASEF also publishes the quarterly ASEF ClassNet e-Newsletter on latest developments of the project.   2.  12th ASEF ClassNet...

  • ASEF Support to ASEM Education Policy Conference Series 2015

    • Several ASEM countries

    The Asia-Europe Education Policy Conference Series is part of the ASEF Education Policy Programme,[1] which consists of 3 components: ASEM Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC), which has been designated as the Official Dialogue Partner of the ASEM ME ASEM Education Policy Conference Series which supply expert suggestions for ARC Contribution and added value to ASEM ME, ASEM Initiatives...

  • New enhanced Film section on ASEF culture360

    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 • online

    ASEF culture360 is pleased to announce its newly enhanced film section culture360.asef.org. Since 2002, ASEF has supported the sharing of content on independent film in Asia & Europe through the SEA-Images and film.culture360.org websites. From this month, the film information will be available through one entry point on the main site.  Users will also easily find information here...

  • News and Updates on ASEMUS website and newsletter

    Established within the framework of the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS), the ASEMUS online platform has been designed to reinforce the exchange of knowledge and information between museum professionals across Asia and Europe, as well as enhance the visibility of the network among wider audiences. Since its re-launch on the culture360.org online portal, the site has enhanced the profiling of individual...

  • ASEF Creative Networks Second Edition (2014-15)

    1 January - 31 December 2015 • Various

    ASEF Creative Networks encourages collaborations among networks in order to reinforce the dialogue between cultural professionals from Asia and Europe. Through this programme, ASEF seeks to strengthen its role as a connector between cultural networks of the two regions over the past 15 years. The programme draws from the positive experiences gained through the successful work of the Creative...

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