On 14-15 June, 2018, Ambassador (P) Gheorghe SAVUICA, President of IRSEA, participated at the Annual Meeting of the European Alliance for Asian Studies (EAAS), which took place at the University of Torino, one of the largest and most prestigious Italian universities, founded in 1404.
The event was hosted by Prof. Domenico Francavilla. Alongside the University of Torino and IRSEA, several other EAAS members were represented including IIAS Leiden (The Netherlands), NIAS (Denmark), CATS Heidelberg - Centre for Transcultural Studies (Germany), the German Institute of Global and Area Studies - GIGA, Hamburg, SOAS University of London (UK), GIS ASIE (France), CESEAS - Lund University (Sweden), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), L’Orientale University of Naples (Italy), Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic), Jagiellonian University (Poland), University of Coimbra (Portugal), CRIAS and ISCTE-IUL Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Vienna.
The Annual Meeting agenda main talking points included rethinking the European Alliance mission, admission of new members in the Alliance and launching the new website of the Alliance under the name Asia Scholars – https://asiascholars.eu.
Another important topic adressed was The 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) - the most inclusive international gathering in the field of Asian Studies, which will take place in Leiden from 16-19 July 2019, captures the full attention of the Annual Meeting. All participants have agreed so that the Alliance be substantially involved in this great event of Asian Scholars. The Convention attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas
ICAS 11 will be held at the Law Faculty Building of Leiden University. It will be organized by Leiden University, the International Institute for Asian Studies IIAS) and GIS Asie (French Academic Network on Asian Studies). Over 1500 Asia specialists and representatives of civil society are expected to attend.
IRSEA is ready to assist the participation at the event by the Romanian interested Academic institutions having connections with Asian studies.