Asia Europe Economic Forum

The Asia-Europe Foundation works together with a consortium of top think tanks in both Asia and Europe to organise the Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF) programme.

Established in 2006, the AEEF serves as a high level forum, offering Asian and European policy experts a platform for in-depth research-based exchanges on regional, inter-regional and global issues of mutual interest. The programme consolidates the linkages between economists, practitioners and institutions from both Asia and Europe.

The AEEF programme organises an annual high level conference for experts and policy makers per year, alternating between cities in Asia and Europe. The conferences feature specialised research papers and the outcomes of the conference are channeled to policy makers in both regions.

ASEF initially joined the consortium in 2013, and has since supported a number of conferences, including:

Global Macro-economic Policy Coordination in the New Era
13th AEEF Conference, Beijing, 21-22 September 2016

Global Governance of Public Goods: Asian and European Perspectives
12th AEEF Conference, Paris, 1-2 October 2015

What can Asia learn from Economic reforms in Europe?
11th AEEF Conference, Tokyo, 5-6 December 2014

Asia and Europe in Times of Global Change
10th AEEF Conference, Berlin, 15-16 May 2014

Challenges and Prospects for Asian and European Economies
9th AEEF Conference, Beijing, 29 October 2013

European troubles, Asian worries
8th AEEF Conference, Brussels, 21-22 January 2013

The AEEF consortium consists of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bruegel (overall secretariat), Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII), Institute of World Economic and Politics – Chinese Academy for Social Sciences (IWEP-CASS),  and Korea University.

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