How does ASEM work?

ASEM is conducted as an informal and flexible process on the basis of equal partnership, mutual respect and mutual benefit. It aims to provide a platform to foster political dialogue, strengthen economic cooperation and tackle global challenges together and to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices and thus act as breeding ground for new policy ideas. In many respects, recent developments in the international landscape have increased the value of ASEM as a key building block for open, cooperative and rules-based international system. In short, ASEM is the most influential comprehensive partnership between Asia and Europe, boosting connectivity in all its dimensions between the two regions.

Funded by the European Union