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 2012



ASEAN-India Seminar on the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity and Public-Private Partnerships


27 November 2012 | Ocean Rooms, 3 & 4, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore


Co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, the High Commission of India, Singapore, the Confederation of Indian Industry, Singapore and the ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS.


ASEAN-RoK Seminar on the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity

31 October 2012 | Island Ballroom A, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS.

7th ASEAN-Korea Forum

29-30 August 2012 | Hanoi, Vietnam

Organised by the Seoul National University Asian Centre and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences with the support of the Korea Foundation.

Best Practices in Urban Development:  Experiences from Southeast Asia

3 July 2012 | Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore

Southeast Asia is urbanising rapidly, with almost 250 million people (more than 40% of the region's total population) living in urban areas.  This half-day seminar involved practitioners from around the region sharing their experiences of good practices in urban development.  It also included the book launch for "Urbanisation in Southeast Asia:  Issues and Impacts", jointly published by the Centre for Liveable Cities and the ASEAN Studies Centre. 


Reporting Development in ASEAN

26-27 June 2012 | ISEAS, Singapore

This two-day closed door writers' workshop on "Reporting Development in ASEAN" was held at ISEAS with the support of the IDRC, Canada.


ASEAN Roundtable 2012:  Examining the ASEAN Economic Community Scorecard

25 May 2012 | York Hotel, Singapore

The ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS, together with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung covened the ASEAN Roundtable 2012 on 25 May 2012.  The subject of the roundtable discussions was an examination of the ASEAN Economic Community Scorecard with the key objectives to:

  1. Evaluate the current status of and the progress towards the AEC milestones and
  2. Assess the policy reforms necessary to meet the end-goals


EU-ASEAN Prospects

3 May 2012 | EU-Asia Centre, Belgium

On 3 May 2012, the EU-Asia Centre in Belgium hosted a panel discussion on "Prospects for EU-ASEAN Relations".  ASC Head Rod Severino's intervention was cited by Fraser Cameron, Board Member of the EU-Asia Centre in his opening remarks.  To view the full report on the event, please click the following link:


Southeast Asia Launch of ILO Global Employment Trends Report 2012

21 March 2012 | ISEAS, Singapore

On 21 March 2012, the ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC) at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) assisted the International Labour Organisation (ILO) with its Southeast Asia Launch of the ILO Global Employment Trends 2012 report on the state of the global labour market.  Mr Steven Kapsos from the ILO global headquarters in Geneva and Phu Huynh from the ILO regional office in Bangkok presented the findings of the report and ISEAS' Dr Aekapol Chongvialaivan and ASC's Ms Moe Thuzar were the discussants.  Mr Rodolfo Severino, ASC Head chaired the proceedings.