The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted movements within and between borders, posing unprecedented challenges to people-to-people connections and mobility. During this time, digital platforms have provided an alternative avenue to maintain intra-regional connectivity.

Between 16 September and 6 October 2021, the EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (EU SHARE) Programme organised a series of capacity building workshops on developing Virtual Exchange / Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Programmes to leverage online learning methodologies and blended learning modalities.

The Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI) programme supports the implementation of the EU-ASEAN Dialogue on Green Technology (GreenTech) and Innovation Mapping. Under EREADI, a series of webinars were organised to promote technology cooperation and transfer, research collaboration and science, technology and innovation (STI) capacity building between the two regions. . The webinars brought together EU and ASEAN stakeholders, including industry players, academics and researchers, local and central government agencies, as well as non-governmental organisations, to discuss collaboration in green technologies for a sustainable economy and society.