SEACOOP was not the only one initiative aiming at supporting the development of S&T cooperation between Europe and Southeast Asia, namely in the ICT area. It was obviously important that synergies between SEACOOP and other similar or complementary initiatives could develop in order that each initiative could be the most successful.
The SEACOOP partnership was committed to develop these synergies, i.e. to promote the exchange of information, the organisation of co-located events, the planning of possible joint activities, etc.
Among the initiatives and projects launched through EU-funded or ASEAN-funded programmes, or through European or Southeast Asian countries, and with which such synergies could be developed, the SEACOOP partnership had identified the following ones:
- The SEA-EU-NET project, focusing on the overall development of EU-ASEAN S&T dialogues, supported by the European Commission’s DG Research,
- The SECAS support action, focusing on Singapore and Australia, supported by the European Commission’s DG Information Society and Media,
- The TEIN3 initiative, a flagship initiative on e-Infrastructures supported by European and Southeast Asian authorities,
- The ACCESS project, addressing the cooperation between higher education institutions from both regions, supported by the European Commission’s DG Education and Culture,
- The ASEAN sub-Committee on Micro-electronics and Information Technology (SCMIT).
The participation of representatives of most of the above-mentioned initiatives and projects in the SEACOOP Advisory Committee had of course facilitated the identification and development of possible synergies. Outputs of the SEACOOP efforts have been reported in the SEACOOP News section of this web site.
Should you be involved in an initiative not listed here and with which you think SEACOOP should have considered developing synergies, please contact us.