Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Kerry Brown, Heungchong Kim, Francoise Nicolas, Michael Reiterer, Michito Tsuoroka, Lay Hwee Yeo, Hong Zhou

Asian-European Agenda

Ideas for Crisis Prevention and Effective Cooperation

  • 1. edition 2012 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

With this edition of Europe in Dialogue, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has invited reputable political thinkers from both Asia and Europe to address the challenges and opportunities within Asian - European relations. This edition also marks the launch of a new program at the Bertelsmann Stiftung dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of Asia while facilitating better-informed German and European policies regarding Asia.

Asian - European relations are key not only to creating flourishing societies in both regions but in contributing as well to a more stable world order and prosperous global economy. Economic relations between Asia and Europe have developed substantially in the past decade or two and are sure to gain further traction in decades to come. In recognition of today’s high degree of interdependencies, joint efforts to prevent a downward economic spiral and to foster closer political cooperation have played high on the agenda since the financial crisis seriously hit Western economies.