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Regional Cooperation on Maritime Security - Sharing European and Asian Experiences

On 12 April 2013, a Policy Conference on “Regional Cooperation on Maritime Security” took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The conference was co-organized by The Sea Lanes of Communication Study Group – Korea and part of the "EU-Asia Dialogue"-project.

Legal Migration Policies in Asia and the EU - Common Problems and Challenges?

On March 6, 2013, the EU-Asia Dialogue organized a Policy Panel on Migration “Legal Migration Policies in Asia and the EU - Common Problems and Challenges?” in Brussels / Belgium.

Peace Audit South Asia

Nepal and Sri Lanka

In June 2012 the Regional Programme SAARC of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) convened a workshop series to monitor the ongoing peace processes in South Asia - The Peace Audit South Asia. The following study comprises the results of the first expert dialogue held on Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Policy Panel on Migration - Sharing European and Asian Experiences

As part of the EU-Asia Dialogue, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized a “Policy Panel on Migration” on December 13, 2012, in Manila, the Philippines. Experts, academics and policy-makers from both continents discussed legal frameworks and best practices on governing migration.

Policy Dialogue on Migration and Integration - Sharing European and Asian Experiences

On 29 and 30 November 2012, a “Policy Dialogue on Migration and Integration” of the EU-Asia Dialogue took place in The Hague, the Netherlands. The event was held at the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands. International experts, researcher and policy-makers discussed opportunities for closer cooperation between the European Union and Asia with respect to migration and integration policies.

Myanmar in Reform 2012

Symposium proceedings

From 18-20 June, the University of Hong Kong convened an internationalacademic symposium on Myanmar with additional sponsorship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Oxfam.The symposium brought together some of the most eminent scholars in the fieldas well as seasoned practitioners, politicians and diplomats. Changing trends inMyanmar scholarship were reflected both in the increasing number of Burmeseparticipants, including from the ethnic minorities, as well as in novel approachesto studying the country....

Regional Development & Political, Administrative and Fiscal Decentralisation

International Dialogue

Myanmar’s new constitution, which came into effect with the inauguration of the Parliament in January 2011, has designed a new system of political, administrative and fiscal decentralization. The Constitution stipulates the territorial division into seven regions, seven states of ethnic minorities, six self-administered zones and the capital Naypyidaw as union territory. Moreover, citizens in the 14 regions and states elected for the first time regional parliaments that enjoy broad competences. However, the process of political, administrative, fiscal decentralization has not yet really begun.

Conference Report: The 14th East Asia Think-Tank Dialogue

Engendering Inclusive Growth: A common challenge for strong bilateral relations between Asia and the European Union

The 14th East Asia–EU Think Tank Dialogue took place on 12-13 September in Vientiane, the capital of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.On the occasion of this year's ASEM-Summit (Asia-Europe Meeting) head of states from Asia and Europe will also gather in Vientiane from 5-6 November. In preparation for the ASEM-Summit, the first session of the Think Tank Dialogue was therefore dedicated to the analysis of the bi-regional relationships. In particular the impact of Europe's current developments on Asia played a significant role.

Eco-Cities - Sharing European and Asian Experiences in Sustainable Urban Management

On May 25, 2012, an international workshop on “Eco-Cities” took place at the Carlton Hotel in Singapore. This event was part of the EU-Asia Dialogue.

Maritime Security and Piracy

From May 28 to May 30, 2012, a number of discussions and meetings with experts on maritime piracy and security took place in Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia. These discussions were part of the EU-Asia Dialogue.

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