Putting people first

People-to-people connectivity is central to the EU-ASEAN strategic partnership and development cooperation. Increasing the mobility of students and professionals alike opens the region to a flow of new ideas, cooperation and innovation., which are key to creating a prosperous, inclusive society, and improving the well-being and social welfare of all.

Exchanges for education, science and research

People-to-people connectivity and mobility are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As global mobility has become increasingly restricted because of border closures and travel restrictions, digital platforms provide an alternative avenue to maintain intra-regional connectivity.