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Asia-Europe Connectivity Vision 2025: Challenges and Opportunities

Asia-Europe Connectivity Vision 2025: Challenges and Opportunities


The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) enters into its third decade with commitments for a renewed and deepened engagement between Asia and Europe. After 20 years, and with tremendous global and regional changes behind it, there is a consensus that ASEM must bring out a new road map of Asia-Europe connectivity and cooperation.

It is commonly understood that improved connectivity and increased cooperation between Europe and Asia require plans that are both sustainable and that can be upscaled. Asia-Europe Connectivity Vision 2025: Challenges and Opportunities, a joint work of ERIA and the Government of Mongolia for the 11th ASEM Summit 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, provides the ideas for an ASEM connectivity road map for the next decade which can give ASEM a unity of purpose comparable to, if not more advanced than, the integration and cooperation efforts in other regional groups. ASEM has the platform to create a connectivity blueprint for Asia and Europe. This ASEM Connectivity Vision Document provides the template for this blueprint.

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Asia-Europe Connectivity Vision 2025



Chapter 1.1. Conceptualising Asia-Europe Connectivity

Chapter 1.2. The Global Scenario

Chapter 2.1. Why Do Asia and Europe Need More Connectivity?

Chapter 2.2. Physical Connectivity between Asia and Europe: A Mongolian Perspective

Chapter 2.3. Asia-Europe Connectivity: Current Status, Constraints, and Way Forward

Chapter 2.4.Developing Sustainable Connectivity in Energy

Chapter 3.1. Asia-Europe Connectivity: The Role of Trade in Enhancing Connectivity through Trade Liberalisation, Investments, and Services

Chapter 3.2. Asia and Europe Regulatory Connectivity and Coherence

Chapter 3.3. Trade Facilitation: Making Trade More Efficient

Chapter 3.4. Deepening Asia-Europe Connectivity through ICT

Chapter 3.5. Deepening and Expanding Global Value Chain Participation across Asia and Europe

Chapter 3.6. Using SMEs for Improving Asia-Europe Connectivity

Chapter 4.1. Peoples-to-Peoples Connectivity in the Asia-Europe Meeting

Chapter 4.2. Europe-Asia Connectivity: A Case for Labour Mobility

Chapter 4.3. Europe-Asia Cooperation: Capacity Building Programmes

Chapter 5.1. A Call for Collective Action in ASEM 2016, and Beyond


Asia, Europe




Gary Hawke, Anita Prakash, Walter Kemp, Indira Abeldinova, Arium Enkhasaikhan, Alica Garcia Harrera, Jainwei Xu, Tumurpurev Dulambazar, Ram Upendra Das, Yanfei Li, Rajesh Aggarwal, Qasim Chaudry, Mohammad Saeed, Derek Gill, Ben Czapnik, Emmanuel C. Lallana, Maura Ada Illiuteanu, Sothea Oum, Jurgen Ruland, Flavia Jurje, Sandra Lavenex, Evi Fitriani


Anita Prakash

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