Apply now! The EU and ASEAN – Interregional Online Workshop


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Apply now! The EU and ASEAN – Interregional Online Workshop

Europe and Southeast Asia are home to the world’s most advanced regional projects. However, due to a lack of mutual understanding between the EU and ASEAN, the potential for cooperation between the two organizations is not used to the full. IFAIR’s Impact Group “EU-ASEAN Perspectives” will host an Interregional Online Workshop that will bring together students and young researchers from Europe and Southeast Asia to discuss current and crucial issues in the relations between the two regions (12 and 19 October 2013).

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In this unique framework, participants will meet people from two continents with common interests, experience an in-depth exchange on their fields of study. It will also give them the opportunity to build a network of young researchers interested in EU-ASEAN relations and to develop international academic or policy-oriented projects.

The objective of the workshop is twofold: Firstly, it aims to better understand the mutual perceptions of the two regions. Secondly, participants will debate normative aspects of the EU-ASEAN relations and identify potential for improving the interregional cooperation. The event will be held under the auspices of Dr Thomas Gambke, Member of German Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the ASEAN States. It is also supported by Professor Dr Tanja Börzel, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Center for European Integration, member of the Academic Council of the NFG Research Group “Asian Perceptions of the EU” at Freie Universität Berlin and member of the IFAIR Advisory Board.

The workshop will be held via Skype conference technology, and will be attended by 8 participants, 4 from each region. It is set to cover the issues of EU-ASEAN institutional cooperation, mutual perceptions, human rights in EU-ASEAN relations. In a concluding panel, policy implications of the previous findings will be elaborated.

Reports of the panels will be published here on IFAIR.eu. All participants will also be credited as authors of an executive summary of the conference to be handed over to members of German Parliament at a closing event in Berlin. At the workshop, participants will also have the opportunity to discuss possibilities to advance their cooperation in further projects. Ultimately, the IFAIR Impact Group “EU-ASEAN Perspectives” aims to create a strong and lively network of like-minded students and young professionals from Europe and Southeast Asia who engage in a stimulating debate and develop joint ideas and activities in the field of interregional cooperation and International Relations more generally.

Both graduate students and recently graduated researchers can apply to join the workshop. Participants should be from an EU or ASEAN member country, ideally have a background in International Relations (we also encourage applications from other social science disciplines), and have an excellent working knowledge of English.

To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to kilian.spandler@ifair.eu, together with a CV of 1 page maximum. The deadline for application is 14 August 2013. You will receive a confirmation of your acceptance until 31 August.

Up-to-date information about the workshop can be found on the EU-ASEAN Impact Group website.

IFAIR

Europe and Southeast Asia are home to the world’s most advanced regional projects. However, due to a lack of mutual understanding between the EU and ASEAN, the potential for cooperation between the two organizations is not used to the full. IFAIR’s Impact Group “EU-ASEAN Perspectives” will host an Interregional Online Workshop that will bring together students and young researchers from Europe and Southeast Asia to discuss current and crucial issues in the relations between the two regions (12 and 19 October 2013).

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In this unique framework, participants will meet people from two continents with common interests, experience an in-depth exchange on their fields of study. It will also give them the opportunity to build a network of young researchers interested in EU-ASEAN relations and to develop international academic or policy-oriented projects.

The objective of the workshop is twofold: Firstly, it aims to better understand the mutual perceptions of the two regions. Secondly, participants will debate normative aspects of the EU-ASEAN relations and identify potential for improving the interregional cooperation. The event will be held under the auspices of Dr Thomas Gambke, Member of German Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the ASEAN States. It is also supported by Professor Dr Tanja Börzel, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Center for European Integration, member of the Academic Council of the NFG Research Group “Asian Perceptions of the EU” at Freie Universität Berlin and member of the IFAIR Advisory Board.

The workshop will be held via Skype conference technology, and will be attended by 8 participants, 4 from each region. It is set to cover the issues of EU-ASEAN institutional cooperation, mutual perceptions, human rights in EU-ASEAN relations. In a concluding panel, policy implications of the previous findings will be elaborated.

Reports of the panels will be published here on IFAIR.eu. All participants will also be credited as authors of an executive summary of the conference to be handed over to members of German Parliament at a closing event in Berlin. At the workshop, participants will also have the opportunity to discuss possibilities to advance their cooperation in further projects. Ultimately, the IFAIR Impact Group “EU-ASEAN Perspectives” aims to create a strong and lively network of like-minded students and young professionals from Europe and Southeast Asia who engage in a stimulating debate and develop joint ideas and activities in the field of interregional cooperation and International Relations more generally.

Both graduate students and recently graduated researchers can apply to join the workshop. Participants should be from an EU or ASEAN member country, ideally have a background in International Relations (we also encourage applications from other social science disciplines), and have an excellent working knowledge of English.

To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to kilian.spandler@ifair.eu, together with a CV of 1 page maximum. The deadline for application is 14 August 2013. You will receive a confirmation of your acceptance until 31 August.

Up-to-date information about the workshop can be found on the EU-ASEAN Impact Group website.

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