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  • 16th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

    8 - 10 November 2016 • Beijing, China

    The 16th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights is scheduled to be held on 8th-10th November 2016 in Beijing, China, on the theme of “Persons with Disabilities and Human Rights”. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that about 1 billion people (15 percent of the world’s population) experience some form of disability, with about 80 percent of persons with disabilities living in developing...

  • Building Capacities for Public Health Emergency

    7-8 September 2016 • Stockholm, Sweden

      The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)are co-organising a workshop on “Building Capacities for Public Health Emergency; Risk Communication, Preparedness Planning and Training – Preparing for a Global Health Threat” takingplace on 7-8 September 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop will bring together public health experts...

  • 20th ASEF Summer University #ASEFSU20

    15 August to 3 September 2016 • China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation

    The 20th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU20) is for those who are hungry to explore the role of transportation and trade in connecting Asia and Europe – in the past, present and future. Be part of the Asia-Europe team of young professionals and students who will travel together for 2 weeks across China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation under the theme “Gateways of Asia and Europe: Connectivity...

  • 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable

    7 - 9 July 2017 • 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,...

  • 7th Model ASEM

    6 – 10 July 2016 • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    The 7th Model ASEM is a 3-day youth conference and political simulation of the actual Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit. It is a platform for political debate and negotiation where over 150 participants from the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries have the possibility to experience Asia-Europe diplomacy through role-play exercises, practical trainings as well as meetings with the ASEM Leaders of...

  • ASEF Policy Panel at the 7th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting: Culture & the Creative Economy: What Opportunities for Asia-Europe Collaboration?

    22June 2016 • Gwangju, Korea

    What future for information & communications technology (ICT) within the creative economy? Traditional cultural heritage & the creative economy: shall the twain meet? What are areas of common interest for Asia-Europe co-operation in the creative industries? These questions are high on the agenda of Asian and European Culture Ministers who will meet at the 7th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers’...

  • Viet Nam National Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals Implementation

    17 June 2016 • Hanoi, Viet Nam

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, whereupon countries were encouraged to take ownership of the process of implementing the SDGs in light of their their respective national realities, capacities, and priorities. The National Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals Implementation aims to support this process by providing a platform for...

  • Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals Implementations in CLMV Countries

    14-15 June 2016 • Hanoi, Viet Nam

    The two–day workshop will take place in Hanoi, Viet Nam, gathering representatives from the relevant ministries in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Viet Nam working in implementing SDGs. The workshop is to provide a space for the exchange of ideas and experiences between development experts and government officials involved in SDGs and those who had been involved in Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)....

  • Post-Paris Workshop: ASEAN Member States in Meeting Global Targets

    1-2 June 2016 • Jakarta, Indonesia

    The Paris agreement is a result of the COP21 climate meetings in Paris, where 196 nations voted to adopt a landmark agreement that covers mitigation and adaptation actions against climate change by both developed and developing countries.    It opens an opportunity for ASEAN countries to work on their national level commitments and look for the areas of strategic cooperation to support...

  • Call for Proposal: Review of the Asia-Europe Migration Project

    The Asia-Europe Migration Project was a 2-year project (2013-2014) that explored how migrants in Asia and Europe are received in their new "homes". It was co-organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia. Utilising the formats of workshops and policy briefings, the project addressed the issues surrounding social policy...

  • Call for Proposals: Review of the Asia-Europe Migration Project

    The Asia-Europe Migration Project was a 2-year project (2013-2014) that explored how migrants in Asia and Europe are received in their new "homes". It wasco-organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia. Utilising the formats of workshops and policy briefings, the project addressed the issues surrounding social policy decisions...

  • Call for proposals for the evaluation of culture360.asef.org

    1 April - 30 June 2016 •

    Following an open call in February 2016, BOP Consulting has been selected to undertake an evaluation of culture360.asef.org, ASEF’s arts and culture portal.  The evaluation will focus on:  Evaluating the impact of project in strengthening cultural exchange and collaboration between Asia and Europe Assessing the results and strengths of culture360.asef.org portal, and, Providing recommendations...

  • Mobility Funding Guides for 51 countries of Asia and Europe available on ASEF culture360

    Online •

    The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and On the Move jointly presented for the first time, the Mobility Funding Guides for International Cultural Exchange in 49 countries of Asia and Europe in 2014. In addition to the 3rd edition of the Mapping of Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia, which presented mobility funding resources for 19 Asian countries in 2012, we also introduced...

  • WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies

    01 January - 31 December 2016 • 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...

  • ASEF culture360 support to events in 2016

    Since 2012, ASEF culture360 identifies and supports selected events in line with the ASEM agenda for culture and the thematics developed by the Culture Department. Throughout 2016, ASEF culture360 will partner with key arts events in Asia and Europe with the aim to support cultural mobility of artists and professionals. The events supported are the following: FutureEverything Festival 'Less...

  • Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative 2016

    1 January - 31 December 2016 • Online training; face-to-face training in Europe (tba)

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

  • ASEF Support to ASEM Education Policy Conference Series 2016

    • Several ASEM countries

    The development of and access to life-long learning opportunities during the education process are essential at work and all spheres of social life, given the demographic, socio-economic and technological changes across Asia and Europe. The ASEM Education Policy Conference Series 2016 will bring together researchers, university leaders, government officials, representatives of international organisations,...

  • ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) 2016

    January - December 2016 • Several ASEM Countries

    Launched in 1998, the ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) provides opportunities for intercultural exchanges through the use of ICT among secondary and high schools in ASEM countries. It has been ASEF’s most effective instrument over the past 17 years for engaging Asian and European secondary, high school and vocational school students.  1.  ASEF ClassNet Website (January-December) The...

  • On the Go

    May 2015 - December 2016 • ASEM Countries

    2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). On this occasion, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), as the only institution created under the ASEM Process, presents a collection of photographs to visualise Asian and European perceptions of people on the move. The ASEF photo competition-cum-exhibition, aims to promote one of the key elements of ASEF’s mandate: better understanding...

  • 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 aimed at improving the relations between Asia and Europe by enhancing public diplomacy efforts among the members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). It provided 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. The...

  • Model ASEM Spin-off Editions

    2015-2016 • Singapore, Le Havre, France, Hanoi, Vietnam, Manila, Philippines

    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...

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