Frequently Asked Questions

Who initiated is an initiative of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and facilitated and hosted by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). To know more about us, please go to About Us section on this site.

What does ‘ Asia & Europe’ in the logo mean?

The name ‘’ refers to the all-round, multidisciplinary aspects of arts and culture. ‘Asia & Europe’ refers to the geographical boundaries that refine the scope of information and exchanges that are featured on this site.

What is ASEF?

Established in February 1997 by the partners of ASEM (Asia Europe Meeting), the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) seeks to promote wider mutual understanding and closer cooperation between the people of Asia and Europe through greater intellectual, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges. The major achievement of ASEF is the establishment of permanent bi-regional networks focused on areas and issues that help to strengthen Asia-Europe relations.

What is ASEM?

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an informal process of dialogue and co-operation bringing together the 27 European Union Member States and the European Commission with 16 Asian countries and the ASEAN Secretariat. The ASEM dialogue addresses political, economic and cultural issues, with the objective of strengthening the relationship between our two regions, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership.

What is a wiki collaboration?

A wiki is a collaborative virtual space where you can create, edit, form links and organise the content of your project. It is open only to invited members of your choice. Should you wish to start a wiki, please contact us at

Why is the site only in English ?

Because English is the official language of ASEM and ASEF and this site being an initiative of ASEM facilitated by ASEF, English is therefore the adopted language for this site.

Why are only certain countries in Asia and Europe included?

Because is an initiative of , only ASEM member countries are included in this portal. The ASEM member countries included are Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

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