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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration under grant agreement no 603218.

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Sustain and enhance cooperation

on sustainable development between Europe and Southeast Asia


This European Union FP7 project focuses on climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials issues and will aim to enhance collaboration between researchers in the EU and the ASEAN region
Addressing these issues in a coherent way is vital for sustainable development that leads to economic prosperity, social cohesion and environmental integrity. Both ASEAN and the EU have developed innovative ideas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to adapt to climate change, improve resource efficiency and manage raw materials. A wealth of knowledge has been generated by EU-funded projects and other initiatives relevant for the ASEAN region. However, the exploitation and uptake of these research results and potential joint innovations can still be improved. So can the collaboration between researchers from the EU and the ASEAN region. SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN is designed to facilitate both, focusing on existing research projects, networks and platforms.
  • Identify and cluster EU-funded projects on climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials issues relevant for the ASEAN region, analyse thematic gaps and funding and cooperation opportunities (WP1);
  • Provide a number of services, such as project twinning, access to mobility funds, showcasing and training to interested projects and institutions which aim to enhanced cooperation with ASEAN counterparts, initiate pilot Actions to enhance uptake and implementation as show cases for EU-ASEAN cooperation (WP2);
  • Facilitate vision building and the development of concrete proposals for more sustainable collaboration (WP3).

If you think your research could be relevant here and if you are interested in networking, creating synergies and higher impact, let us know!