From 24 to 25 May 2019, over forty European and Southeast Asian scholars participating in CRISEA met at the University of Naples L’Orientale’s summer schools centre on the island of Procida in the Gulf of Naples for the second CRISEA Research Workshop. Over a period of two days, five working groups corresponding to the project’s five main ‘arenas’ of competition for integration – the Environment, the Economy, the State, Identity and the Region – presented their preliminary fieldwork results with a view to draft Working Papers 2 ‘Empirical research case studies results’. Mid-way through the project, this workshop demonstrated that CRISEA’s interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach is the most fruitful way of understanding the complexities of the Southeast Asian region.
David Camroux (Sciences Po) introduced the second of CRISEA’s three transversal research themes, security, initiating a lively discussion as to how this theme could best be addressed in the five Research Work Packages. The Workshop was followed by a meeting of CRISEA’s Steering Committee.