Europe-Asia Relations in 2022 – Reflections and Predictions

I am writing on behalf of the Student Think Tank for Europe-Asia Relations (STEAR) to invite you to our last event of our first board’s term featuring the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia to Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria and the EU. We hope that it is of interest to your institution and we would be grateful if you could share this with your network should that be the case:

STEAR ( aims to be the first and leading youth policy institute strengthening relations and deepening cultural ties all over Europe and Asia. That being said, we are thrilled to share an invitation to our event and, if you are interested in the topic and speakers, hope to see you there.

We will be hosting a panel discussion on “Europe-Asia Relations in 2022: Reflections and Predictions” on the 8th of July at 10am CEST. As we reach the halfway point of 2022, STEAR has an opportunity to evaluate events from the last 6 months, and review what this may mean for the latter half of the year in EU-Asia relations. From the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, to the first major European military conflict in decades, the events of 2022 so far have been unprecedented. The entire world has been rocked by instability, at a time when global unity to tackle the growing environmental crisis is needed. Relations between Europe and Asia have generally been shaped by development aid and trade, but as Asia continues to rise, and Europe faces manifold problems, 2022 may shape a new era of Europe-Asia relations.

We will be joined by His Excellency Nong Sakal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia to Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria and the EU for a keynote speech to kick-off the event. Following this, the Ambassador will engage in a panel discussion with our two expert panellists – Anne McNaughton (Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies) and Dr. Frederick Kliem (Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University) on the impact of recent and ongoing events on Europe-Asia relations, how they may impact upcoming events, and anticipate future trends.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please register through the following link: and join us on July 8th! We would be delighted to have you and look forward to the questions you have for our panellists.

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Best wishes,
Daniel Tafelski