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Asia-Europe Foundation (AEF)

The Asia-Europe Foundation promotes greater mutual understanding between Asia and Europe through intellectual, cultural and people-to-people exchanges. Through ASEF, civil society concerns are included as a vital component of deliberations of the ASEM -Asia-Europe Meeting. ASEF was established in February 1997 by the participating governments of ASEM and has since implemented over 600 projects, engaging over 17,000 direct participants as well as reaching out to a much wider audience in Asia and Europe.

The ASEM process expanded from twenty-six to thirty-nine countries, including the ten new members of the European Union, as well as Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar at the 5th ASEM Summit in Hanoi (October 2004). The second round of enlargement happened in October 2007, when India, Pakistan, Mongolia, Romania, Bulgaria and the ASEAN Secretariat was officially welcomed into ASEM. During the 8th ASEM Summit held in Brussels (October 2010), three new members joined the ASEM process: Australia, New Zealand and Russia. This third round of enlargement increased the membership to 48 partners. During the 9th ASEM Summit in Vientiane (November 2012), ASEM was officially joined by Bangladesh, Norway, and Switzerland, bringing the total membership to 51 partners.

Adresse : 31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, 119595, Singapore, Singapour

Contact : info@asef.org

Site web : http://www.asef.org/


Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

The Asia-Europe Meeting is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation bringing together the 27 European Union member states, 2 European countries, and the European Commission with 20 Asian countries and the ASEAN Secretariat. The ASEM dialogue Mailing addresses political, economic and cultural issues, with the objective of strengthening the relationship between the two regions, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership.

The initial ASEM partnership in 1996 consisted of 15 EU member states and 7 ASEAN member states plus China, Japan, Korea and the European Commission.

The origins of the ASEM process lay in a mutual recognition, in both Asia and Europe, that the relationship between the two regions needed to be strengthened, reflecting the new global context of the 1990s, and the perspectives of the new century. In July 1994, the European Commission had already published Towards a New Strategy for Asia, stressing the importance of modernising the relationship with Asia, and of reflecting properly its political, economic and cultural significance.

Adresse : ASEM InfoBoard Administrator , c/o Asia-Europe Foundation , 31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, 119595, Singapore, Singapour

Contact : admin@aseminfoboard.org

Site web : http://www.aseminfoboard.org/


European Alliance for Asian Studies (Asia Alliance)

The Asia Alliance is a co-operative framework of European institutes specializing in Asian Studies. The aim of the Asia Alliance, established in 1997, is to contribute to bringing together the fragmented forces in Europe on Asian Studies in order to establish scholarly excellence in central areas of research and expertise on Asia, to the benefit of the institutes' national research environments and the European community at large.

The instruments/activities that are chosen to reach the aims and objectives as formulated at the start of the Alliance, are applied in a flexible way so as to be able to meet the needs and the institutional character of the respective participating institutes, and to keep up with the (research) developments in Asia and Europe.

Together with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in Singapore, the European Alliance for Asian Studies organises a yearly call for workshop proposals. The so-called Asia-Europe Workshop Series is a way to stimulate innovative research on contemporary topics of interregional and multilateral importance to both Asia and Europe. The workshops strengthen existing links and provide a platform to establish new links between scholars and institutions from various ASEM countries.

The scientific objectives of the Alliance are to build up high-quality, border-transcending research with a stronger focus on contemporary issues, to create sustainable networks with Asian and other research institutions and scholars and to strengthening the links and communication between academic research on Asia and non-academic institutions and actors.

After an initial period of six years, the Alliance now has developed into a longer?term relationship that provides a model for wider collaboration and integration at a European level. In practice the Alliance has proven to be beneficial. Apart from the numerous activities that are a direct result of the Alliance, the value of the existing regular and personal contacts, with short communication lines, should not be underestimated. Each institute rests upon different pools of knowledge, has different networks and caters from different target groups in society. In many ways these networks have proven to be complementary. The varieties of networks and contacts, expertise and experience have been used for a great number of activities (within and outside the scope of the Alliance) of the respective institutes. As a group of institutes the Alliance has 'added value': it has more effect and a greater impact than any of the participating institutes could have obtained by acting individually.

The Alliance's secretariat is run by the IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies). The IIAS organizes meetings, publicity, the Alliance website, and financial matters. In addition, it has the task to explore the possible participation of new partners. The IIAS is also involved in the co-organization of many of the activities that take place under the flag of the Alliance.

Adresse : P.O. Box 9515, 2300 RA, Leiden, Pays-Bas

Contact : iias@let.leidenuniv.nl

Site web : http://www.asia-alliance.org/


European Association For Asian Art And Archaeology (EAAA)

The purpose of the Association is to promote and foster, by every possible means, all scholarly activities related to Chinese Studies in Europe. The Association shall not engage in any political activity.

The association shall:

- encourage and advance all academic and scholarly activities related to Asian Art and archaeology in all countries of Europe;

- strive for creating and maintaining a platform for a fruitful exchange of ideas;

- open a dialogue between scholars of Asian art history;

- offer a platform for the presentation and discussion of recent research.

The purpose of the EAAA shall be achieved through the following activities:

- organization of regular biennial conferences;

- organization of seminars, thematic conferences, workshops, symposia, study events, lectures;

- different ways of support of young scholars;

- publication projects;

- exhibition projects;

- promote contacts and cooperation between scholars and students conducting research in and teaching Asian art and archaeology;

- facilitate cooperation with other organizations having similar aims;

- disseminate any kind of information and resources related to Asian art and archaeology.

Contact : eaaa.conf.olomouc@gmail.com

Site web : www.ea-aaa.eu


European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF)

The ECAF is a Euro-Asian research network comprising in 2012 thirty-six member institutions in thirteen EU countries as well as thirteen associate members in ten Asian countries and Russia. The Consortium provides access for members of the European Asian studies community to a dense network of research installations and academic partnerships based on more than twenty renowned research centers in sixteen countries across Asia, from Pakistan to Japan. Conceived in the spirit of the EU policy to develop an integrated European Research Area, the European Consortium for Asian Field Study, ECAF, is a unique alliance of more than forty leading European and Asian institutions active in the field of Asian studies.

The ECAF Consortium was founded in 2007 at the initiative of the French School of Asian Studies – Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO). Read the Press Release ECAF launch.

Its principal aim is to provide field access and study facilities to European scholars through the sharing of a network of twenty-three existing research centres across Asia and to encourage joint interdisciplinary research programmes in the humanities and social sciences.

At a time when Asia is developing into one of the most influential regions in the world, ECAF will act as a forum for enhanced Euro-Asian dialogue and will encourage the exchange and dissemination of knowledge about Asian societies and civilizations.

Adresse : Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient , 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116, Paris, France

Contact : direction@efeo.net or ecaf.secretariat@efeo.net

Site web : http://www.ecafconsortium.com/


European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

The European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) is a leading Think and Do Tank based in Brussels and Luxembourg, the twin capitals of the European Union, focusing on EU-Asia relations. As a policy research centre, its aim is to promote understanding between the European Union and Asia. In its effort to strengthen ties between Asia and Europe and to ensure in-depth, comprehensive research and information exchange, EIAS recently set up an office in India.

By undertaking research, carrying out (research) projects and providing in-depth information through research papers, newsletters, news updates and other publications, EIAS seeks to act as a focal point for EU-Asia relations and studies in Europe. Reaching out to the wider public and all stakeholders involved, EIAS organises regular conferences, seminars and briefings on relevant topics in Asia, the EU and Asia-EU cooperation. Essential for EIAS is its keenness to improve understanding of developments in Asia and the appreciation of the importance of the EU’s relations with Asia, by acting as a forum for discussion, organising research and disseminating information.

EIAS also acts as a forum for discussion, dialogue and frequent exchanges of ideas, bringing together all relevant stakeholders from the institutional level, diplomatic missions, academia, the corporate sector, civil society, the media and all other important segments of society.

EIAS participates in Europe-Asia networks of research and analysis, drawing on an active network of several hundred collaborators and contacts across the EU and Asia, at leading Universities, as well as within Think Tanks and specialised research centres. The EIAS network comprises a rich cross-section of disciplines and sectors, officials and civil society actors, policy makers and policy shapers, scholars and diplomats, from all over the world. For specific research projects, conferences and seminars, this constitutes a unique intellectual resource, built up during more than 20 years.

Adresse : 67 Rue de la Loi, B-1040, Brussels, Belgique

Contact : eias@eias.org

Site web : http://www.eias.org


 
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