To channel civil society inputs into the 8th ASEM Cultural Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM CMM8), the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) organised a policy panel, themed under “From Cultural Diplomacy Towards Cultural Co-operation: What Future Directions for Asia-Europe Relations” on 28 February, during the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of ASEM CMM8. Key messages from the panel discussion were presented to ASEM Culture Ministers on 2 March 2018.