FES in Asia

FES in Asia runs activities that help promote social justice, shape the economy of tomorrow, and enhance cooperation for freedom and security. At the heart of our work is a worldwide network of offices through which FES conducts educational and advisory activities and facilitates dialogue in over 100 countries. Jointly with our partners across the region, the FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia (ORCA) in Bangkok, Thailand, leads our regional activities in the areas of international affairs, tomorrow’s global order and economy, and communications.

Latest news and events from Asia


The transitioning security order in the Indo-Pacific

The Transitioning Security Order in the Indo-Pacific is report that analyses the changing the security order/s of the region and provides some actionable recommendations for India-EU collaboration towards a cooperative security community in the Indo-Pacific.


Asian expert group kicks off project on visions and policies for a gender-just future

New FES project offers platform to discuss evidence-based policy options and implementation strength to tackle gender injustices in the Asia-Pacific region.


China and its central bank digital currency

Is the E-Yuan a role model for Europe and the Euro system?


Vietnamese students strive for more advanced skills and decent work in the context of Industry 4.0

In the era of automation and digitization, qualification and training requirements for workers are undergoing drastic changes. Candidates, especially young people, are expected to meet different requirements from employers. In return, only decent work can attract and keep a high-quality workforce.


The Red River planning of Hanoi in the context of urbanisation and modernization

The analysis of the media discourse around the Red River urban zoning planning in Hanoi.


North Korean Women’s Struggle for Survival

“We, Korean women, survive no matter what it takes, because that's who we are."


Pakistan in the New Geopolitics of Asia

Pakistani experts convene to analyse major regional and global dynamics at play and provide strategies on how the country can manage geopolitical challenges.


Just transition - The co-operative way

Cooperatives have been developed to be an ethical business model for socio-economic development of underserved women in India. Explore recent initiatives supported by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) India and Sustainable Design Research Consortium (SDRC).


Women adapting to climate change in Nepal | DOCUMENTARY

Bahav (eng: flow) explores how Nepalese women in two of Nepal’s most remote districts have been navigating changing climatic conditions and their impacts on water resources.


2022 Highlights: Navigating the New Geopolitics of Asia

2022 marked another successful year of our regional programme on the new geopolitics of Asia. These are our highlights.

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