Workshop: "Politics and Policies of EU-Asia Connectivity"


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On December 3rd, 2020, the Department of International Political Economy of East Asia (IPEA) at the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) will host a workshop. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the workshop will be conducted online.

The workshop builds upon ongoing cooperative research of IPEA with Korea University (Republic of Korea), EU Center in Singapore Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Uppsala University (Sweden), Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (Poland), University of Malaya (Malaysia), and the Fudan University (China). The activity is designed to strengthen intra-European and transregional research activities – thereby bringing together different research approaches from various European and Asian countries and actors and providing a platform for the young generation of Asian and European researchers.
The workshop aims at deepening the understanding and relevance of politics and policies of EU-Asia connectivity. By identifying and assessing the Asian region as a relevant partner, the workshop addresses important questions related to actorness, role conceptions, and policy issues in the context of EU-Asia relations. The workshop will tackle aspects related to the geopolitics of connectivity, regulatory environment and public diplomacy. It will also include the expectations of domestic and foreign actors, including policy circles and civil society. Speakers will identify relevant actors and venues with regard to EU-Asia relations. A roundtable and panels will present concrete policies with regard to areas such as digital, energy, sustainability and climate change, trade and investment, people-to-people and education, and security.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together international academics and experts from different disciplines to take stock of and assess the state of play of EU-Asia connectivity and its current trajectory. The goal is to create a platform for new interdisciplinary and innovative research that contributes to the academic and practical understanding of contemporary EU-Asia affairs in rapidly changing global and regional contexts.

Title: Politics and Policies of EU-Asia Connectivity
Date: 02 & 03 December 2020
Programme: Please download the PDF.
Speakers List: Please download the Programme.

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