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ASEF Support to ASEM Seminar: Preserving And Promoting The Diversity Of Cultural Expressions: Sharing Asian And European Experiences

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15 Dec 08 - 16 Dec 08 ASEF Culture Department Culture Department ASEF Support to the ASEM Cultural Festival (#ASEMfest) Culture

Hanoi (Vietnam)

ASEM Seminar

Preserving and promoting the diversity of cultural expressions:

Sharing Asian and European Experiences

Hanoi, Vietnam

15 – 16 December 2008

Hotel Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

15 Ngo Quven Street, Hanoi




The European Commission and Vietnamese authorities jointly organised an ASEM seminar on the theme "Preserving And Promoting The Diversity Of Cultural Expressions." Over 100 officials, decision-makers, and representatives of civil society active in the field of culture, from both Asia and Europe, attended the seminar, where they exchanged experiences and points of view on cultural diversity. A report on the seminar was posted by the European Commission.


- Public policies for cultural diversity: Asian and European experiences

- Rebalancing cultural exchanges in and between Europe and Asia