Financial and economic uncertainties tend to add impetus to greater regional integration, giving collective strength for dealing with crises. The ASEF workshop will use ‘foresight methodologies’ to discuss in-depth the possibilities for such regional integration.

This workshop is co-organised with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Europe-Asia Policy Forum (EUforAsia) the Faculty of Social Science - University of Ljubljana (FSS-UL), and Prospex (a leading future scenario and strategies consultancy).

The workshop will begin with a public briefing "Asia, Europe, and Global Financial Integration" (14th September). It will be followed by a two-day discussion.

The outcomes of the workshop will be consolidated in a project report, which will be conveyed to Finance Ministers of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) governments.