AESCON3: Shaping Asia-Europe pathways for human-centric and resilient digital connectivity

ERIA Workshop: State of Play on Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific
June 14
 – June 15
9:00 am
 – 12:30 pm

AESCON is a meeting place for experts from the EU and Asia to work together on expanding sustainable connectivity opportunities and cooperation prospects between the two regions. The AESCON platform fosters an open dialogue to reinforce the connectedness of the EU-Asia scientific network.

The third online edition of the Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (AESCON3) will be held on June 14-15, 2023. AESCON3 will again focus on a key priority area for the two regions: Digital Connectivity. With an emphasis on the intersection of human-centric and resilient digital transformation, the upcoming conference will reflect on the digital partnerships between the EU and Asia, as well as the fast-changing global geopolitical and geoeconomic landscape.

The conference will feature four panel discussions mobilising diverse Asian and European expertise over two half-days, privileging a multistakeholder approach to digital connectivity challenges and opportunities. Discussion findings will be consolidated and published as a report containing key policy recommendations.Time: 9 AM – 12:30 PM CEST | 14:00 – 17:00 WIB


Day 1 | Wednesday, 14 June 2023
09:00 – 12:00 CEST | 14:00 – 17:00 WIB

Opening remarks
Thematic session 1: Bridging regional interests and global challenges in digital connectivity
Thematic session 2: Enhancing human rights through digital connectivity

Day 2 | Thursday, 15 June 2023
09:00 – 12:00 CEST | 14:00 – 17:00 WIB

Thematic session 3: Securing resilience through cybersecurity cooperation
Thematic session 4: Disaster preparedness and prevention
Closing remarks