EU and ASEAN: Food, Health and Water Practices
SEA-EU-NET II is a four-year project funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), with the aim to assist and encourage research cooperation between Southeast Asia and Europe as well as related policy dialogue. Through the SEA-EU-NET II task of Ensuring Policy Coherence (Synergies with Development and Innovation actors), the project intends to enhance the Science and Technology (S&T) and development collaboration between the EU and Southeast Asia related to Health, Food security and safety and Water management. The task of Ensuring Policy Coherence attempts to bridge the gap between science and international development by involving innovation actors to ensure the implementation of research results. The specific aims of the task are:
• To establish synergies between and with regional S&T and development initiatives from the EU and
• To promote a structured information exchange on innovation policies and activities between the EU
• To stimulate networking between and with innovation actors from the EU and ASEAN
• To identify best practices on activities, projects and initiatives which specifically target policy
In order to achieve the aforementioned goals, bi-regional consultation events - targeted especially at policy-makers, other high level officials, representatives of S&T and development programmes, as well as innovation agencies and other relevant S&T and innovation actors from ASEAN and Europe were planned. This report is based on feedback from one of these bi-regional consultation events, the ASEAN-EU Research and Innovation Policy Consultation, held during the ASEAN-EU STI Days, Paris (17th – 19th March, 2015).