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What can the ASEAN Community contribute to Southeast Asia and the World?

ASEAN has come a long way since its founding in 1967. While the primary objective of furthering regional cooperation was initially couched in general terms, it was broadened over time with the creation of an ASEAN Community encompassing economic, security, social and cultural cooperation.

Officially launched on 31 December 2015, what is this ASEAN Community all about? How will it benefit or impact its member-states and European partners?  Will it enhance regional security and contribute to the emergence of an ASEAN identity?

Diplomats, experts and academics will discuss the content as well as the implementation process towards the ASEAN Community.


This conference is organized by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Center for Asian Studies, Ifri.


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18 January, 2016
(14:00 - 17:45)

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and its impact on Asia and the EU


What will the AEC change?

Ponciano Intal, Senior Economist, ERIA
Shujiro Urata, Senior Research Advisor to President, ERIA and Professor, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan
Discussant: Kensuke Tanaka, OECD Development Center


Impacts on Asia and on the EU

Vo Tri Thanh, Vice President, Central Institute of Economic Management, Viet Nam
Julian Conthe, Policy Coordinator, DG Trade, EU
Discussant: Françoise Nicolas, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri



19 January 2016
(9:00 - 12:45)

The ASEAN Community beyond economics


Political and Security Issues

H.E. Hirubalan VP, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN Political Security Community
Kavi Chongkittavorn, Editor, The Nation, Bangkok, Thailand
Steven Everts, councellor, European External Action Service
Discussant: Sophie Boisseau du Rocher, Associate Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri


An ASEAN Community for the People

Hank Lim Giok-Hay, Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Singapore
Flavia Jurje, senior researcher and lecturer, University of Geneva
Discussant : Juergen Rueland, Professor, University of Freiburg


This conference will be held in English


With the support of the Asean Committee in Paris



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