SPI promotes cooperation between EU and Southeast Asian countries on Science and Technology

02 January 2013

SPI recently participated in the kick-off meeting of a new European Commission project, SEA-EU-NET 2, financed by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) in Brussels. The project is foreseen as a platform for improving collaboration between EU and Southeast Asian countries on Science and Technology. 

The event gathered representatives from 20 organizations from both Europe (covering Germany, Netherlands, Norway, France, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Austria and Turkey) and Southeast Asian countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand), honorable guests from the Science and Technology Committee of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and Marie-Curie fellows, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders, as well as representatives of the European Commission, to discuss the future development of S&T Cooperation between EU and Southeast Asian countries. 

The SEA-EU-NET 2 project aims at strengthening bi-regional S&T Cooperation between EU and Southeast Asian countries through coordination and support actions targeted towards the societal challenges - Health, Food security and safety, and Water management. Through the progress of the project, SPI will further expand its knowledge and experience in Asia. 

For additional information on the project, please see: 
http://web.spi.pt/downloads/SeaEuNet_brochure.pdf.zip