Tag: Asia

#FemaleGenitalMutilation – Where, why and consequences

#FemaleGenitalMutilation – Where, why and consequences

| February 12, 2020

More than 200 million girls and women alive today have suffered female genital mutilation. Discover where it is practised, the reasons for it and its impact. The Restorers, a group of five students from Kenya who have developed an app helping girls deal with female genital mutilation.  Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to procedures involving […]

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Asian #Transjakarta cited as model for Europe and rest of world

Asian #Transjakarta cited as model for Europe and rest of world

| October 24, 2019

A major conference in Brussels was told that an innovative public transportation system in Asia can be a model for Europe and the rest of the world. Jakarta Public Transportation is pioneering integrated and environmental-friendly transport, the International Bus Conference was told, writes Martin Banks. The three-day conference ran from 21-23 October and attracted scores […]

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Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and #Asia are connected

Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and #Asia are connected

| October 22, 2018

As a deliverable of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Brussels, the European Commission has presented the ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal – an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents. Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, responsible for the Joint Research […]

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#ASEP – European Parliament to host 10th Asia-Europe parliamentary meeting

#ASEP – European Parliament to host 10th Asia-Europe parliamentary meeting

| September 26, 2018

The impact of climate change on migration, the economy and security will top the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP) meeting, taking place 27-28 September. MEPs and MPs from EU member states, 18 Asian countries and Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland will debate the environmental challenges that Asia and Europe are facing: sustainable development and […]

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EU steps up its strategy for connecting Europe and #Asia

EU steps up its strategy for connecting Europe and #Asia

| September 21, 2018

The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU’s vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia. The Joint Communication builds on the European Union’s own experience of enhancing connections between its member states, […]

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#Employment: Youth employability in Asia and Europe at the core of the 5th ASEM Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum

#Employment: Youth employability in Asia and Europe at the core of the 5th ASEM Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 180 university leaders, business representatives, government officials and students from all 51 ASEM partner countries will meet on 4-8 April 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic,  for the 5th ASEM Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC5). ARC5 sees the greatest diversity in Asia-Europe representation thus far. Themed ‘Employability: Asia and Europe Prepare the New […]

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#Ukraine: Submission on Dutch referendum on Ukraine

#Ukraine: Submission on Dutch referendum on Ukraine

The Dutch referendum on Ukraine scheduled for 6 April 2016 has raised a number of disputes and controversial coverage by the international media. While the referendum mainly concerns votes of the Dutch nationals, the results of the polls may touch the interests of expats living in the Netherlands, writes Olga Malik. According to the CBS latest […]

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