Sharing Asian and European Experiences of Cultural Diversity
The European Commission and Vietnamese authorities jointly organise an Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Dialogue Facility seminar on the theme "Preserving and promoting the diversity of cultural expressions: sharing Asian and European experiences", which will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam on 15-16 December 2008.
The seminar will aim at exchanging experiences and points of view on questions related to the diversity of cultural expressions. It is meant to be an open platform for discussions between officials, decision-makers as well as representatives of civil society active in the field of culture, from both Europe and Asia.
The attached draft agenda and invitation provide more information on the background, the speakers as well as on issues which will be discussed in Vietnam.
The European Commission would like to invite all interested organisations and individuals to take part in this event. To participate in the seminar, please register here. For more information on logistics, please click here.
More information on ASEM:
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an informal process of dialogue and co-operation bringing together 16 Asian countries and the ASEAN Secretariat with the 27 European Union Member States and the European Commission. The ASEM dialogue addresses political, economic and cultural issues, with the objective of strengthening the relationship between the two regions, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership. ASEM is committed to work together for cultural diversity today, tomorrow and to the future.
DG External Relations website
ASEM Infoboard website