Events

Participants in both trade and security projects have come together in two initial conferences and two book workshops. The first kickoff conference gathered trade and security contributors based in Europe, and the second conference gathered trade and security contributors based in the Asia-Pacific. The two workshops gathered all participants to the two edited volumes, with security contributors in Rome and trade contributors in Melbourne.

Upcoming events

 

Dissemination Events

2 December 2022, Colchester, Essex University

 

Past events

New Dynamics in the EU’s Relations with Asia: Security, Trade, and Connectivity (Brussels, 21 November 2022)

This public workshop, held at Maastricht University in cooperation with CEPS and EUI, took stock of recent trends in EU-Asia relations and showcased recent publications stemming from the EU-Asia Security and Trade (EAST) Jean Monnet-funded project as well as EUI’s own EU-Asia Project.

Dissemination Workshop at Korea University (Seoul, 7th November 2022)

New dynamics in EU-Asia relations: Between security and geo-economics (Florence, 17th October 2022)

This workshop took stock of recent trends in EU-Asia relations by showcasing current publications stemming from the EU-Asia Security and Trade (EAST) Jean Monnet-funded project as well as EUI’s own EU-Asia Project. The workshop examined the growing economic and security relevance of the Indo-Pacific to European interests, as well as the growing cross pollination between security and economics. Finally, the workshop assessed the likelihood of a sustained EU intervention in the region amidst Russia’s war in Ukraine, energy and food crises and the spectre of stagflation. This event was co-organised with the Istituto Affari Internazionali and Maastricht University.

Melbourne Conference (30th – 31st January 2020)

The fourth conference of the EAST network took place in Melbourne on 30-31 January 2020. The event was organised by the University of Melbourne and gathered together the autors of the volume on trade relations between the EU and South-East Asia and the Pacific.

Rome Conference (11th – 12th December 2019)

The third conference of the EAST network took place in Rome on December 20219. The event was organised by the International Affaris Institute (IAI) and hosted by the Luiss University. This workshop brought together the contributors to the volume on EU Security Relations with  Asian Powers. It provided an opportunity for authors to present draft chapters and receive feedback from editors, other contributors and invited experts.

Singapore Conference (8th-9th April 2019)

The second conference of the EAST network took place in Singapore on April 2019, and was hosted by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). The conference gathered participants to both trade and security projects based in the Asia-Pacific to discuss drafts and coordinate the next steps.

Berlin Conference (17th-18th January 2019)

The first conference of the EAST network took place at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin 17th-18th January, and gathered participants from the European side of the project to discuss progress in writing and to coordinate the coming work.