The ASEAN Studies Centre at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore is pleased to invite you to the ASEAN Roundtable 2014, an annual flagship activity that has been taking place for the past 29 years, since 1985. The 29th roundtable this year has the theme “Moving Towards a People-Centred ASEAN” and focuses on issues and trends under the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC).
The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) is one of the three community pillars of the ASEAN Community. Its aims include developing human potential and strengthening the norms of social justice for greater regional social cohesion that complements political cooperation and economic integration. Even as ASEAN focuses on regional economic integration at the fore of its community-building efforts, it can be said that the ASCC is at the core of the envisioned ASEAN Community, as it focuses on the people and their participation in regional cooperation. The ASCC priorities also support regional processes to achieve the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the ASEAN Political and Security Community (APSC).
The Roundtable discussions will look at the state of regional cooperation in the ASCC’s cross-cutting priorities, and assess emerging issues and concerns for a post-2015 landscape in ASEAN community-building.
- Implementation of the ASCC Blueprint: What has been achieved? Whereare the shortcomings?
- Where is ASEAN community-building in the socio-cultural areas heading beyond 2015? What are the issues and concerns to watch out for?
- How to better promote awareness and attitudes towards ASEAN among the young people in the region?
- How is ASEAN coping with challenges in environmental protection and disaster resilience?
Through the Roundtable discussions, the ASEAN Studies Centre hopes to stimulate greater public interest in ASEAN regional cooperation and keep track of the
implementation of the ASCC Blueprint. The ASEAN Studies Centre also hopes to contribute inputs for ASEAN Member States to take into consideration as they prepare to further develop the ASCC beyond 2015. The Roundtable is jointly funded by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and ISEAS.
Please note that registration to attend the Roundtable is necessary, and is on a firstcome-first-served basis.
Click here for the Programme.
Registration is now closed.