Such challenges exist in the fields of trade and the global economy, pandemics, human rights, terrorism, climate and other environmental issues, even in the practice of democracy itself.
Currently unknown issues on this scale may yet emerge. No one country – no single continent – has a monopoly of insight, understanding or action; genuinely sustainable and achievable global and regional solutions will only be achieved through co-operative and collaborative action, based upon inclusive consultation.
Europe Asia Foundation Limited (EAF) exists to facilitate these processes, working with the grain of the growing dynamic relationship between Asia and Europe.
Across Asia – the south, the east and ASEAN – there are real and potential partners who share many of Europe’s democratic traditions and values. Although China remains a dominant player in the world economy and global politics, our focus is primarily on the rest of Asia. We believe that with growing dialogue between Europe and Asian democracies comes greater understanding, prosperity and peace for all.