The European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) is a leading Brussels-based Think Tank and Policy Research Centre, which promotes dialogue and understanding between the European Union and Asia on affairs of strategic regional and global importance.
EIAS provides academic and hands-on expertise with regard to EU-Asia affairs and developments in Asia, and ensures in-depth, comprehensive research and information exchange. EIAS brings together all relevant stakeholders from the institutional level, diplomatic missions, academia, the corporate sector, civil society, the media and all other important segments of society.
By undertaking research, and providing in-depth information through research papers, newsletters, news updates and other publications, EIAS seeks to act as a focal point for EU-Asia relations and studies in Europe.
EIAS organises conferences, seminars and briefings on relevant topics in Asia, the EU and Asia-EU cooperation. Speakers often include representatives from Asian missions in Brussels, representatives from the European institutions, officials from non-profits and the corporate sector, academics and journalists, in order to give a broad overview of all relevant actors in EU-Asia relations.
The research and project activities of EIAS cover a wide range of issues, with a focus on trade, finance, economics, industrial and technological innovation, R&D, CSR, sustainable development, geopolitics, connectivity, education and people-to-people dialogue. The institute is very committed to implementing the results and outcomes of its research activities.
EIAS also organises training programmes and capacity building activities for government officials, civil society and professionals from the corporate sector on EU-Asia relations, with a specific focus on the European institutions and policies.
The EIAS team combines the experience and networks of senior specialists in EU-Asia relations, including academics, diplomats and professionals of the private sector, with the enthusiasm and skills of the junior team members.
EIAS participates in Europe-Asia networks of research and analysis, drawing on an active network of several hundred collaborators and contacts across the EU and Asia, at leading universities, as well as within think tanks and specialised research centres. The EIAS network comprises a rich cross-section of disciplines and sectors, officials and civil society actors, policy makers and policy shapers, scholars and diplomats, from all over the world.
For specific research projects, conferences and seminars, this constitutes a unique intellectual resource, built up during more than 25 years.