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SEA-EU-NET 2 - EU-ASEAN S&T cooperation to jointly tackle societal challenges

Project Reference: 311784
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Coordinator:German Aerospace Center (DLR)


SEA-EU-NET 2 will build upon and leverage strong EU-SEA S&T relationships developed through past support and coordination actions, to deepen engagement and build momentum in S&T cooperation. It broadens the scope of EU-SEA cooperation through stimulating sustainable innovation collaborations. SEA-EU-NET 2 will focus on three societal challenges: Health, Food security and safety, and Water management, where the greatest opportunities can be leveraged from joint EU-SEA research. SEA-EU-NET 2 will serve as a platform for all stakeholders across governments, funders, practitioners, and the private sector, to ensure a complete and integrated approach to developing sustainable STI collaboration to jointly tackle societal challenges. It will focus on:

  • Dialogue: To strengthen bi-regional and bilateral EU-ASEAN dialogues in S&T cooperation
  • Decision-Making: To report to policy makers in both Europe and Southeast Asia in order to pave the way to implement new ambitious bi-regional activities in STI
  • Jointly Tackling Societal Challenges: To focus on joint efforts on a selected set of thematic areas, namely Health, Food security and safety, and Water management.

In focussing on these topics, the project will evaluate EU-SEA S&T cooperation, run workshops to bring scientists together, support young scientists develop new funding schemes to broaden and deepen the collaboration.

  • Networking: To network different stakeholders to build bi-regional networks and to strengthen research capacity
  • Sustainability: To ensure that all activities deliver impact beyond the lifespan of the project in order to develop sustainable partnerships

The project will have lasting impact on (1) a structured and substantiated policy dialogue between ASEAN and EU, (2) the promotion of the ERA in SEA, (3) the role of EU as major partner in research cooperation and innovation by jointly tackling societal challenges, (4) the development of new funding schemes in research and academic mobility.


  • Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu, Turkey
  • Zentrum Fuer Soziale Innovation, Österreich
  • Verein Euresearch, Schweiz
  • Sirim Berhad, Malaysia
  • State Ministry Of Research And Technology, Indonesia
  • British High Commission, Singapore
  • Centre De Cooperation International En Recherche Agronomique Pour Le Developpement, France
  • Sociedade Portuguesa De Inovacao - Consultadoria Empresarial E Fomento Da Inovacao S.A., Portugal
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • National Science And Technology Development Agency, Thailand
  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschappen – Nederland
  • Norges Forskningsrad, Norge
  • Polish Academy Of Sciences, Polska
  • Ministry Of Science And Technology, Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Italia
  • Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, France
  • Regionalis Informacios Es Fejleszto Tudaskozpont Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag, Magyarorszag
  • Asian Institute Of Technology, Thailand
  • National Center For Scientific And Technological Information – Viet Nam