New Publication: IFAIR Policy Paper “Unlocking the Potential of Interregionalism”

New Publication: IFAIR Policy Paper “Unlocking the Potential of Interregionalism”

How to reinvigorate region-to-region cooperation between Europe and Southeast Asia? In IFAIR’s Interregional Online-Workshop “EU-ASEAN Perspectives”, young researchers and practitioners from both regions have discussed this topic using online media. Their policy paper makes recommendations to European policy-makers, the business community and civil society.

How to reinvigorate region-to-region cooperation between Europe and Southeast Asia? In IFAIR’s Interregional Online-Workshop “EU-ASEAN Perspectives”, young researchers and practitioners from both regions have discussed this topic using online media. Their policy paper makes recommendations to European policy-makers, the business community and civil society.

While the EU has pursued a proactive strategy towards the Asian giants China and India, it has remained reactive vis-à-vis Southeast Asia. This is remarkable, considering that ASEAN is the most ambitious regional integration project outside of Europe and may therefore be seen as a natural partner of the EU. This report analyzes the mutual perceptions and interests of the two groupings and identifies avenues for future cooperation that allow European stakeholders to tap the full potential of EU-ASEAN relations. Three issue areas stand out as particularly pro-mising: regional economic cooperation, human rights and democracy, and soft security. Read the paper auhtored by Katharina L. Meissner, Imke Pente, Nelly Stratieva and Boonwara Sumano and edited by Kilian Spandler, Steffen Murau and Lukas Rudolph here.

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More information on the workshop “EU-ASEAN Perspectives” can be found on the >> Impact Group website.

This paper was presented at the panel discussion Does the EU miss out on the Asian Century? on 10 February 2014 in Berlin.

While the EU has pursued a proactive strategy towards the Asian giants China and India, it has remained reactive vis-à-vis Southeast Asia. This is remarkable, considering that ASEAN is the most ambitious regional integration project outside of Europe and may therefore be seen as a natural partner of the EU. This report analyzes the mutual perceptions and interests of the two groupings and identifies avenues for future cooperation that allow European stakeholders to tap the full potential of EU-ASEAN relations. Three issue areas stand out as particularly pro-mising: regional economic cooperation, human rights and democracy, and soft security. Read the paper auhtored by Katharina L. Meissner, Imke Pente, Nelly Stratieva and Boonwara Sumano and edited by Kilian Spandler, Steffen Murau and Lukas Rudolph [here].

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More information on the workshop “EU-ASEAN Perspectives” can be found on the >> [Impact Group website].

This paper was presented at the panel discussion [Does the EU miss out on the Asian Century?] on 10 February 2014 in Berlin.

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