As ASEAN marks the 50th anniversary of its founding there is much to celebrate. With the combined economy of its 10 Member States growing around five per cent a year, and a new middle class that is fast emerging, ASEAN has brought peace and stability to a region rife with rifts and inequality.
ASEAN is the world’s sixth largest economy today and projected to become the fourth largest single market in the world by 2030.
How can ASEAN and the European Union (EU) benefit from each other’s experiences?
Looking at the existing challenges of globalization for ASEAN and the EU, there are lessons to be drawn for the future. To discuss the way forward for two unique organizations and their people, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung together with the Embassy of Republic of Singapore to Germany are hosting a panel “ASEAN@50: Achievements, Challenges and Future Direction,” on 26 October in Berlin.
Joining to discuss the questions are:
Adrienne Woltersdorf, director of the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia will moderate the discussion.
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