This Workshop was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, in co-organisation with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and with the support of the government of Hungary. This workshop discussed the different perspectives and ideas from ASEM governments and civil society in how cultural activities can play a role in enhancing ASEM’s visibility. Recommendations will be presented to the ASEM Cultural Ministers’ Meeting in Poznan (8-10 September 2010) and to the ASEM 8 Summit.

The Seminar took place from 28-29th April 2010 in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. The Workshop provided participants and speakers with an opportunity to exchange ideas on how to foster cooperation through culture in the ASEM framework and how to enhance ASEM visibility through cultural Activities. The Workshop recommendations will be submitted to the 4th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Poland and the 8th ASEM Summit in October this year in Belgium. Participants also had the chance to explore Ha Long City and various local cultural activities during their stay on the occasion of Halong Carnaval Festival.