European Institute for Asian Studies
Partners Beyond Trade: How the EU and ASEAN Can Promote Gender Equality
  • Start04:00 PM - Nov 15 2016
  • End06:00 PM - Nov 15 2016
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • + 32 2 230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

Programme

3.30 – 4.00pm Registration
4.00 – 4.05pm Opening remarks by IFAIR and EIAS Representatives
4.05 – 4.30pm Keynote speech by Ms Helga Schmid, Secretary-General of the European External Action Service
4.30 – 5.15pm Panel Discussion

·         Dr Steven Everts, Senior Advisor for ASEAN at the European External Action Service

·         Graziella Piga, Expert at the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) EU Gender Facility

·         Marisna Yulianti, participant of the 3rd EU-ASEAN Perspectives Dialogue

·         Mr Phrommes Bhaholpolbhayuhasena, Charge d’Affaires, Royal Thai Embassy

Moderator: Dr Kilian Spandler, Member of the Executive Board at IFAIR

5.15 – 6.00pm Q&A
6.00 – 6.30pm Networking Reception

The Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (IFAIR) and the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) cordially invites you to a keynote speech by Helga Schmid, Secretary General of the European External Action Service, and panel discussion on “Partners Beyond Trade: How the EU and ASEAN Can Promote Gender Equality. The event forms part of the 3rd EU-ASEAN Perspectives Dialogue (EUAP III), bringing together decision-makers, NGO actors and young voices from Europe and Southeast Asia.

The European Union (EU) likes to portray itself as a global champion of human rights and equality among all people irrespective of their gender. This self-understanding is increasingly shaping its relations with the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a partnership originally confined to economic cooperation. However, ASEAN leaders argue that Southeast Asian societies must find their own path to equal relations between men and women, which respects their specific and diverse cultural backgrounds. How can the EU and ASEAN promote common views on gender equality which respect national and regional differences, but still allow for joint action? What do these tensions mean for policy-makers and civil society actors working for political and economic empowerment and gender equality in both regions? What could be the role of the young generation in fostering common interests across national and regional divides?

The EU-ASEAN Perspectives Dialogue (EUAP) is an annual dialogue project organized by IFAIR, aiming to promote cooperation between young scholars and professionals from the EU and ASEAN. With generous support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, EUAP III has brought together 20 young researchers and professionals to discuss gender-related topics from an inter-regional perspective and develop recommendations in a joint policy paper.


How can the EU and ASEAN promote common views on gender equality which respect national and regional differences, but still allow for joint action? What do these tensions mean for policy-makers and civil society actors working for political and economic empowerment and gender equality in both regions? What could be the role of the young generation in fostering common interests across national and regional divides?

Register Here


European Institute for Asian Studies

Our mailing list