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Policy briefing No. 3 "2016 Status of Women Empowerment in Asia"

Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus (AWPC) Meeting Outcomes at the 4th International Women Deliver Conference

The global gender equality gap persists for many reasons and it primarily centers on i) the lack of funding, ii) data and iii) inclusion of women in the processes and institutions that matter for sustainable development. In this policy briefing, we address the political actors on why and how they may approach these three main areas of intervention when it comes to normalizing and campaigning for gender equality in political parties, policy and institutional processes as well as civic spaces. more…

Dilpreet Kaur | Country Reports | July 18, 2016

"Regional integration does not come naturally"

A KAS.DE interview with Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy about the reactions in Southeast Asia to the Brexit referendum

The result of the British EU referendum shook not only Europe; it also had notable impacts on the Asian financial markets. “Southeast Asia will draw its lessons from the European developments,” Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy says in an interview with kas.de. The region is characterised by conflicts and could benefit from more cooperation and a new security network. more…

Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy | Country Reports | July 7, 2016

Policy briefing No. 2 "New Migrations and the challenges of integration in Europe, Australia and New Zealand"

Europe and Australasia are traditional receiving regions of migration and refugees. Countries in both continents have developed diverse policy measures to meet the challenges arising from this and integrate arriving people into their respective societies. Thus, an exchange between the two regions to learn from each other’s experiences can bring about new approaches to this phenomenon. This policy briefing provides a summary of an expert conference that addressed recent developments regarding refugees and temporary migrants, immediate actions to foster integration and long-term strategies. more…

Katharina Naumann | Country Reports | June 23, 2016

Policy Briefing No. 1 “Fostering Europe-Asia Cooperation in Addressing Irregular Migration and Refugee Movements”

BY PATRICK RUEPPEl

Refugee movements and irregular migration are no new phenomena to Asia and Europe, but have shaped them for decades. Irregular migration patterns in both regions show certain similarities and the causes for leaving the respective home countries are also comparable. The direct linkages between the two regions concerning this challenge are strong. Despite these connections, collaboration has been limited. Thus, it is necessary to foster an exchange between both sides to address these matters jointly. more…

Patrick Rüppel | Country Reports | June 3, 2016

Policy Conference “New Migrations and the Challenges of Integration in Europe, Australia and New Zealand”

Event contribution

Europe and Australasia are traditional receiving regions of migration and refugees. Countries in both continents have developed diverse and innovative policy measures to meet the challenges arising from this and integrate arriving people into their respective societies. The speed of movement and the acceleration characterize new migrations and force national governments to act swiftly. Thus, an exchange between the two regions to learn from each other’s experiences can bring about new approaches to this phenomenon. more…

Katharina Naumann | Event Reports | April 14, 2016