Project & Activities

The Centre undertakes policy research and organises events with the view to produce recommendations that assist ASEAN improve its capabilities, strengthen its institutions and enhance regional cooperation. Projects and activities thus support the Centre's mission to asist the ASEAN community realise the vision of an integrated and vibrant region.

Most of the Centre's projects are in the form of seminars, workshops and conferences. The Centre also organises events with its partners on topics related to Southeast Asia and ASEAN cooperation. Since 2009, Centre personnel have conducted training-of-trainers on the ASEAN Charter for officials of the ASEAN member states and ASEAN Secretariat officers.

Projects and Activities 2008


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Symposium on Taiwan Investments in ASEAN
17 November 2008



Study on MERCOSUR Economic Integration: Lessons from ASEAN

November 2008

In January 1992, the leaders of ASEAN gathered for their fourth summit meeting to sign an agreement called the Common Effective Preferential Tariff for the creation of the ASEAN Free Trade Area. The significance of this step arose notably from the fact that it formally marked the shift of the ASEAN. This report has been published as the fifth of the Centre's report series.



ONLINE Discussion Forum: Global Financial Turmoil and its Impact on Southeast Asia

October – November 2008

The ASEAN Studies Centre at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore have compiled in this volume a lead article, five commentaries on it, and a previously published article about the current global financial crisis, its implications for ASEAN, and what ASEAN can do about it. We thus hope to contribute to the analysis of the crisis, to the mitigation of its impact, and to the search for an eventual solution. These articles have now been published as the Centre's sixth report series.



ASEAN Roundtable 2008: ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint

28 July 2008 I ISEAS, Singapore

On 28 July 2008, the ASEAN Studies Centre and the Regional Economic Studies Programme, both of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized a roundtable on The ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint. The brainstorming session gathered Southeast Asian experts from the region to discuss the AEC Blueprint, which ASEANs leaders had adopted at their summit meeting in November 2007, and the prospects of any obstacles. The workshop discussion has been published as the fourth of the Centre's report series.



Road to Ratification and Implementation of the ASEAN Charter

17 July 2008 I Habibie Center, Indonesia

This book is a product of the Expert Roundtable Discussion on the topic "The Road to Ratification and Implementation of the ASEAN Charter", jointly organised by the ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC) of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and the Habibie Centre, on 17 July 2008 in Jakarta. The objective of the discussion was to illuminate the provisions of the ASEAN Charter and its strengths and weaknesses. Despite its evident merits, the signing of the ASEAN Charter has brought to prominence the sharp differences. This book has been published as the third of the Centre's report series.



Attitudes and Awareness towards ASEAN: Findings of a Ten-Nation Survey
29 April 2008 I ISEAS, Singapore

This report shares results of a regionwide survey undertaken in late 2007 among over 2,000 students from leading universities across ASEAN member countries. The survey addressed questions on whether youths today consider themselves to be citizens of ASEAN; whether the region's youth are enthusiastic or skeptical about ASEAN; how well the region's youth know ASEAN and its members; and their concerns for the Association and the region. Survey findings indicate a nascent sense of ownership and stake in ASEAN, despite some clear differences in knowledge. This survey report has been published as the second of the Centre's report series.



ASEAN Community: Unblocking the Roadblocks

15 April 2008 I ISEAS, Singapore

This report, the first in the ASEAN Studies Centre report series, begins with a brief account of the important points raised during the discussions made at the workshop on The ASEAN Community: Unblocking the Roadblocks, organized by the ASEAN Studies Centre and the Regional Economic Studies Programme on 15 April 2008. The first endeavour in which the new ASEAN Studies Centre was actively involved, the closed-door workshop gathered Southeast Asian experts on ASEAN for what was essentially a brainstorming session on the nature.