Events - Foundation Office Japan / Regional Programme Social Economic Governance in Asia
“Together, Make Europe strong again”
One year into the new EU commission and the new challenges ahead of Europe
As Europe is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic it faces challenges on an epic scale. Not just the recovery seems far, but even the foundation and principle values of the European integration such as freedom of movement have been put into jeopardy. The pandemic poses challenge and will definitely have a big impact on key policies including future enlargement and the neighbourhood policy. Much lies on the shoulder of both the German Presidency and the new EU Commission. It has been one year into the term of the present EU Commission, which is a good occasion to look back the first year and at the same time, to look ahead. Together, make Europe strong again – says the motto of the present EU presidency under Germany. When it was adopted, probably no one had thought that this would be so timely and accurate in the middle of the multifaceted challenges posed not only by the dramatically changing security landscape around the globe, but the COVID pandemic that had disrupted not just social and economic activity but the fundamental freedoms of the European integration.
Social Economic Policies Asia (SOPAS) 2020-2022 Cycle
Inception Workshop and Programme Launch
The Social Economic Policies Asia (SOPAS) is a regional forum that contributes to the debate and reform of economic and governance models in Asia. It brings together a network of policy makers, economists, political analysts and thought leaders across Asia-Pacific to discuss emerging issues, propose policy alternatives and share best practices.
Track 1.5 Japan-Germany Security Dialogue Public Forum
A public forum on the Track 1.5 Japan-Germany Security feature a panel discussion where policy practitioners and experts from both Japan and Germany will speak about security issues in both countries, as well as the regional situations in Europe and Asia.
The EU and Japan
Really getting things done?
The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) were concluded in 2018 and have now entered the implementation phase. What kind of concrete steps have the EU (and its member states) and Japan taken to strengthen cooperation, coordination and synergies in view of both agreements’ ambitious agenda? This 1-day conference accompanied by a public forum/panel addresses these question and pinpoints common areas of interest where EU and Japan cooperation could make a difference. The conference, thus, will besides assessing progress, analyse likely areas for cooperation. The purpose of the conference is to move the process and come up with suggestions for the next steps to take.
EU-JAPAN AGREEMENTS – WHAT NOW?
Diversified diplomatic ties are a major goal for the EU and Japan. In near future both partners aim for sustainable relations in the political and economic sector. Therefore KAS Japan office and EJARN organize an international conference.
Energy Security and Climate Change in East Asia - Jointly Getting on Track for a More Sustainable Future
The threat of Climate Change, as well as the importance of Energy Security makes it necessary to establish cross-border cooperation and multilateral collaboration. Therefore we aim to discuss regional steps towards a sustainable future in East Asia.
EU-JAPAN PARTNERSHIP AND THE CRISIS OF LIBERALISM
(EU-JAPAN PARTNERSHIP AND THE CRISIS OF LIBERALISM)
At the conference, we are going to explore the potential EU- Japan cooperation after the adoption of the above-mentioned SPA. Our main aim is to assess what kind of cooperation is already going on and how it could be intensified.
SECURITY CHALLENGES IN ASIA AND EUROPE IN 2017
Numerous international security policy experts followed KAS’ and Temple University Japan Campus’ invitation and participated in a full-day conference on July 11th.
MIGRATION, DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE, AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY IN ASIA
Between June 5-8, students from Japan, Korea and China were given the opportunity to exchange their views on the effects of demographic change in the region.
Social Market Economy in South Asia
In May, the regional SOPAS programme organized a discussion in cooperation with the Pathfinder Foundation based in Colombo. Experts from Germany and Sri Lanka exchanged their views on how SMEs can be sustainably fostered in South Asia.
Multi-Dimensional Secuirty Challenges in the Region
On April 20th we were pleased to welcome a delegation of the Parliamentary Oversight Panel of the German Bundestag to a roundtable discussion titled. Together with international experts the delegation debated security issues in the Asia-Pacific.