INVITATION | EU-Pacific Talks: EU – ASEAN relations: For better and for worse

We would like to invite you to the debate called "EU – ASEAN relations: For better and for worse" in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on our Facebook on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Stefania Benaglia, Associate Fellow, CEPS
  • Lukáš Gajdoš, Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to ASEAN
  • Masafumi Ishii, Special Visiting Professor, Gakushuin University
  • Alica Kizeková, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International Relations

Moderation: Alexandra Visnerova, Senior Project Manager, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy 


2022 marks 45 years of partnership between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Elevated to a strategic partnership in 2020 and cemented with the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific in 2021, the EU has bolstered relations over the last four decades with strong economic, trade, and political ties. As 2022 brings about the conflict to the EU’s borders, leaders have stood firm with their continued relations with the association reiterating their strategic partnership.

As tensions with authoritarian powers such as Russia and China amplify, how can the EU and ASEAN partnership remain strong moving forward? What are the areas that the two regions can strengthen given the ongoing geopolitical tug of war?


We will be broadcasting the event live and you can watch the live stream here on the event page. You will be able to join the discussion directly during the debate by commenting below the video. If you already have any questions, please post them in the discussion section of this event.

The live stream and a recording of the discussion will also be available here:

Facebook event.

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Alexandra Visnerova
Senior Project Manager, Transatlantic Policy Forum

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
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Prague 1 - Staré Město
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