SEA-EU-NET foresight process: European Foresight Platform Brief published

13. Nov. 2011

Future Thinking on Southeast Asia-Europe science and technology dialogue

Over the last 1,5 years, the SEA-EU-NET project ( has implemented a foresight exercise, led by ZSI, on the 2020 future of S&T cooperation between Southeast Asia and Europe. The results have now been published in a series of the European Foresight Platform

The purpose of the SEA-EU-NET foresight process is to open up and structure the discussion on the potential future cooperation(s) between the EU and Southeast Asia in the field of S&T. The project assesses potential “futures” of organising S&T relations between the EU and Southeast Asia in 2020 and discusses their current implications and geopolitical consequences.

Among many other things, SEA-EU-NET participated in the official ECASEAN COST (Committee on Science and Technology) meetings in Manila and Bali and presented project outcomes and recommendations. Complementary to the official EC-ASEAN dialogue, the SEA-EU-NET project organised stakeholder conferences in 2008 in Paris/France, 2009 in Bogor/Indonesia and 2010 in Budapest/Hungary, which served as platforms to discuss opportunities and pitfalls for stronger S&T collaboration between the two regions. The next stakeholder conference is scheduled to take place in Hanoi/ Vietnam in November 2011.

The current paper by the authors Alexander Degelsegger (ZSI), Florian Gruber (ZSI) and Isabella Wagner (ZSI) including a summary and recommendations was released recently in the EFP Brief No. 201:
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For further enquiries, please contact:

Alexander Degelsegger:
Florian Gruber:
Zentrum für Soziale Innovation Wien
Tel: +43 1 495 04 42 56

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