What can Europe learn from Asia’s economic success? Has the European economic crisis weakened the EU’s position in the eyes of Asian powers? And should the EU push harder to ensure that economic development around the world is tied to greater respect for human rights?
On 16-17 October 2014, the 10th Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit will take place in Milan, Italy, bringing together Asian and European countries to discuss ways to deepen relations between the two regions at all levels. But does an interregional forum like the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) – with its 51 Asian and European partners – provide the right platform to discuss issues like human rights and non-traditional security issues (counter-piracy, climate change and energy security)?
On Tuesday 8th July our partner think-tank, Friends of Europe, held the flagship conference of their Asia Programme, bringing together a unique mix of high-level speakers from Europe and Asia for an in-depth discussion on why ASEM really matters today – and why it will matter even more in future.
The full video recording of the conference is available below: