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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...

  • Sustainable Development Goals for Asia and Europe: Delivery Options for the 2030 Agenda

    19-20 October 2016 • Stockholm, Sweden

    The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) marked a significant turning point in the global development framework. Now, more than ever, international cooperation and strong partnerships will be central to the success of the development agenda. The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will contribute to this global effort by bridging Asian and European...

  • ASEF supports panel discussion at the 7th World Summit on Arts & Culture

    18-21 October 2016 • Valetta, Malta

    ASEF supports panel discussion at the 7th World Summit on Art & Culture:What Role for Culture in Foreign Policy: How Important is the Relationship between Culture and International Relations? Soft power and the role of culture in public diplomacy can be observed in different contexts: from promoting connectivity and balanced exchanges of cultural goods and services, and arguing for the role of...

  • Asia-Europe News Media Connectivity: Collaborating on Digital Journalism

    4-7 October 2016 • Madrid, Spain

    Journalists from Asia and Europe attended 2 intensive ASEF Journalists’ Workshops, in Brussels, Belgium, January 2016 and in Guangzhou, China, May 2016. These workshops focused on the themes of connectivity and collaboration between Asia and Europe, specifically relating to the practice and role of journalism. The workshops were organised in the lead up to the 8th Editors’ Roundtable (ERT8) held...

  • 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...

  • Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative 2016

    1 January - 31 December 2016 • Online training; Face-to-face training in The Hague, Netherlands

    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...

  • 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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