ASEM Activities

2nd ASEM Mayors and Governors Meeting (MGM)

18-19 October 2012

In the age of globalization and urbanization, metropolises worldwide are experiencing breathtaking growth and fundamental structural change – economically, demographically, and culturally. Cities are facing enormous shared challenges and must find intelligent ways to combine quality of life with economic growth, social cohesion, and environmental sustainability.  As a result, an exchange of experiences between cities and the chance to learn from each other can benefit all European and Asian cities.


Under the heading of "ASEM Goes Local: Challenges and Solutions," the Governor of Jakarta, Dr. Fauzi Bowo, initiated a dialogue on the municipal level between governors and mayors of cities in the ASEM countries in Europe and Asia and hosted the 1st ASEM Meeting of Governors and Mayors (ASEM-MGM) in Jakarta from 28 to 29 October 2010.


The 2nd ASEM-MGM in Berlin in 2012 will focus on the core themes agreed on in the joint
agreed on in the joint declaration in Jakarta:

  1. Urbanization, migration, and social inclusion

  2. Sustainability and climate change

  3. Good local governance


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Last updated: 12 June 2013