CRISEA innovates by encouraging ‘macro-micro’ dialogue between disciplines: global level analyses in international relations and political economy alongside socio-cultural insights from the grassroots methodologies of social sciences and the humanities.
Coordinated by the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) with its unique network of ten field centres in Southeast Asia, the project brings together researchers from seven European and six Southeast Asian institutions, with three objectives:
CRISEA reinforces the European Research Area (ERA) in the field of Asian Studies through coordinated EU-ASEAN academic exchange and network development. It connects major research hubs with emerging expertise across Europe and Southeast Asia. CRISEA also promotes participation of younger generation academics in all its activities, notably policy dialogues.
CRISEA conducts interdisciplinary research on five ‘arenas’ where regional forces compete:
Three transversal themes – migration, gender and security – are examined within each Work Package.
Central to CRISEA’s ambition is the effective delivery of its research beyond academia, in particular to policy makers. In line with the 2015 Joint Communication on EU-ASEAN relations, CRISEA seeks to deepen the EU’s engagement with ASEAN and help the EU and its Member States forge coherent, adapted and culturally relevant foreign policies with all countries in the region.
To reach out to the widest possible audience, CRISEA is implementing an ambitious plan to disseminate project results. Designed to maximise impact by promoting public debate and encouraging people-to-people contact, CRISEA’s “dissemination through dialogue” strategy includes: