Report on Research and Innovation Policy Consultation: "EU and ASEAN: Food, Health and Water Practices"

 

Report on Research and Innovation Policy Consultation: "EU and ASEAN: Food, Health and Water Practices"

Since its formalization in 1977, the ASEAN-European Union (EU)’s dialogues have rapidly grown and expanded to cover a wide range of areas, including political & security, economic & trade, social & cultural and development cooperation aspects. However, focused discussions on the agri-food, water and healthcare sectors only started to be developed from the successful convening of the ASEAN-EU Business Summit (AEBS) in 2011. In order to address this, 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.

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With a view to develop a thorough understanding of the three thematic areas Health, Food security and safety and Water management in SEA and EU countries, a wide range of experts were contacted. To address all the topics crucial for STI cooperation between these two regions, a detailed template with questions on issues in relating to the concept note and Description of Work (DOW) for the SEA-EU-NET II was prepared and provided to a series of experts before the event. Virtual interviews with 15 selected experts were also provided. The comments and feedback were analyzed and selected experts invited to present and discuss their comments during the ASEAN-EU Research and Innovation Policy Consultation Session. This current report includes insights from the experts and also comments and feedback from other participants of the ASEAN-EU Research and Innovation Policy Consultation Session, as well as further research on relevant topics identified during the various interactions in addition to insight by the SPI Team (Sara Medina, Nishant Shandilya and Martha Octavia).

 

The report discusses recent innovation measures, established support structures, exchange of best practices in this respect, discussion of how innovation can be fostered in the thematic areas, etc. It also presents major priorities in the thematic areas both from STI and development perspectives with the aim to set up common research and innovation agendas in the thematic areas.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration under grant agreement no 311784.

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