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EU-ASIA TALKS

EU-ASIA TALKS

By EU-ASIA FORA
Relations between Europe and Asia are about conversations between people: students, academics, think tankers, journalists, bloggers, business representatives, trade unionists, members of parliaments.

Shada Islam, analyst and commentator based in Brussels is our host.

These podcasts are funded by the EU. The contents are the sole responsibility of Transtec and don´t necessarily reflect the views of the EU. The opinions expressed in these podcasts by the contributors are their personal views and do not necessarily represent any view held by Transtec.
© EU-Asia Fora, 2021. All rights reserved.
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The EU ASEAN Strategic Partnership: working together for the benefit of both regions and the global community.

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ADIX: a tool for monitoring policies and helping policy makers to improve and forecast new trends
We live in a digital world: digital technology helped during the pandemic, digital trade drives our economies through e-commerce, building digital networks is crucial for economic growth and development. Both the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are working on expanding the digital sectors and have made the digital economy a strategic priority. The EU and ASEAN have also worked together to develop ADIX, a new tool that measures regional digital performance in areas such as connectivity, public services and digital skills. The idea is that once individual countries performance in these areas is known leaders can develop strategies to exploit opportunities and overcome the excesses of the digital environment, introduce new policies and initiatives and better connect everybody. Today we meet Professor Paul Foley, International Digital Expert, Henriette  Faergemann, First Counsellor for Environment, Climate Action and digital cooperation at the European Union Delegation to Indonesia and BUDI Yowono, Senior Officer from the ASEAN Secretariat working on ICT and Tourism for the ASEAN Secretariat who will explain to us why ADIX is important. © EU - Asia Fora, 2021. All rights reserved. This project is funded by the EU.
34:40
December 01, 2021
The Asia Europe Meeting: achievements, present and future challenges.
Today we are talking about EU-Asia cooperation within ASEM, the main political dialogue platform for  Asia-Europe meetings since 1996. ASEM is rather unique and now in its 25th year. ASEM's strength is the informality at the very highest level: informal exchange of views on topical, but also on sensitive issues. It brings together Asian and European leaders, ministers and senior officials who discuss global politics, their own regional concerns and shared economic challenges. It may not be in the headlines, but it is increasingly relevant in this very challenging world. © EU - Asia Fora, 2021. All rights reserved. This project is funded by the EU.
49:05
November 25, 2021
EU-Asia security experts tell us why our oceans need protection
Why have maritime security and good governance emerged as key strategic global challenges? The reason is simple: A huge chunk of global trade – and trade between the EU and Asia - is conducted on the seas. Oceans are busy places. Very busy places. Shipping lanes crisscross our seas, as huge tankers and vessels - big and small take – trillions of euros worth of goods from one country – from one continent – to another. Oceans are also rich in resources – in fish, oil and gas for example. It should be no surprise therefore that they can also become centres of criminal activities including piracy, illegal fishing and drug trafficking. Oceans are also facing the challenge of climate change and global warming which are leading to rising sea levels. And then there is the geopolitical challenge of competing national territorial claims which lead to heightened tensions between states. With maritime geopolitics becoming increasingly fraught, improved maritime security and good governance are in everyone's interest. This is why the EU and Asia are working together on these topics. Joining us in this conversation are Joanneke Balfoort, Director Security and Defence policy at the European External Action Service, Marianne Péron Doise, Strategic Advisor for the EU project CRIMARIO and Michito Tsuruoka, Associate Professor at Keio University. © EU - Asia Fora, 2021. All rights reserved. This project is funded by the EU.
31:04
September 28, 2021
The EU ASEAN Strategic Partnership: working together for the benefit of both regions and the global community.
The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed on December 1 2020 to upgrade their ties to a strategic partnership , a decision which brings their long-standing relationship to a new and more important level. We speak about this significant achievement with Igor Driesmans, the EU Ambassador to ASEAN and Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community who joined us for this podcast. © EU - Asia Fora, 2021. All rights reserved. This project is funded by the EU
34:05
July 30, 2021
Young “Zoomers” build EU-ASIA relations
Four young people from Asia and Europe talk about their ambitions and aspirations in this rapidly transforming and very challenging world: -  Luke Cavanaugh is a recent graduate of Cambridge University (UK) and works with the Student Think Tank for Europe-Asia Relations, where he is  co-President. - Jessica  Milano is enrolled in a Double-Degree MA in International Science at Turin University (Italy) and Zhejiang University (PRC) and is doing an  internship at the Italian Embassy in Hanoi (Vietnam). -  Dao Nguyen has studied in Asia and Europe as Yenching and Erasmus Mundus Scholar. He is Youth Leader of the Asia-Europe Foundation and  Outstanding Youth in Community Service of the ASEAN Secretariat. -  Nidhi Anand is 18 year an has a keen interest in geopolitics, commercial law and classic literature. She will be studying the LLB at King's College London (UK) starting this September. This podcast was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Transtec and do not necessarily reflect the views of the EU. The opinions expressed in these podcast by the contributors are their personal views and do not necessarily represent any view held by Transtec. © EU - Asia Fora, 2021. All rights reserved. This project is funded by the EU
31:49
July 12, 2021