Geographic focus :
ASEM member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Malta, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam.

Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF)

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), established in February 1997 by the members of ASEM, is the only permanent physical institution of ASEM. It is a not-for-profit foundation based in Singapore, whose aim is to promote better mutual understanding between the peoples of Asia and Europe through greater intellectual, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges. ASEF reports to a board of 39 governors representing the 38 ASEM countries and the European Commission.

ASEF carries out its mandate is by initiating projects and fostering networks in the intellectual, cultural and people-to-people fields, as well as by engaging journalists in a variety of Public Affairs programmes. ASEF’s flagship programmes include the ASEF Talks on the Hill, Asia-Europe Environment Forum, Informal Human Rights Seminars, Asia-Europe Youth Co-operation Network, Asia-Europe Young Artists’ Exchange, ASEMUS (museums), SEA-Images (cinema) and Asia-Europe Editors’ Roundtables and ASEF Journalists’ Colloquiua.

ASEF Cultural Exchange

Artists in Progress | Creative Process | Cultural Dialogue in Context

The ASEF Cultural Exchange (CE) Department seeks to provide Young Artists and Cultural Professionals a unique environment and meeting point for dialogue that has the potential to evolve into positive artistic interventions, dynamic cultural networks and cultural policy development between Asia and Europe.

CE works in close cooperation with public and private art and cultural organisations, groups and networks. These stakeholders are specifically chosen due to their potential to lead social opinions against prejudices and stereotypes, as well as the role of multiplier that they play.

CE programmes and related events thus have the following objectives:

1. To initiate, promote and reinforce Asia-Europe cultural networks as key structures for the development of sustainable links, notably through online cultural platforms

2. To channel information and act as interface between cultural policy makers and artists, advocating policies favourable to creativity and artistic innovation at the appropriate ASEM level

3. To nurture artistic creativity and facilitate encounters among young people for future artistic cooperation and career opportunities

4. To support the Asia-Europe dimension in international festivals and cultural events (like and the up-coming Portal Culture360)

Contact :

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace | Singapore 119595
Tel : (65) 6874 9700 | Fax : (65) 6872 1206

Team :

Wendy Lee, Administration/Project Executive:

Anjeli Narandran, Project Executive:

Jimmy Singal, Web Developer (Culture360):

David Ocon, Project-assistant:

Katelijn Verstraete-Project Manager:

January 2008: ASEF is currently looking for:

- a Project Officer

- an Intern

You can download the job descriptions here:

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Internship 2008
Modified on Wednesday 16 January 2008