As recent studies shown very impressive that European Union and its institutions are still very much unknown in Asia – especially amongst youngsters and students. On the other side Asia with its fast developing economy and population is threading citizen from Europe as this seems to be different and "terra incognito" for them. As European Union and Asia are cooperating very positive not only politicially, in the Asia-Europe Meeting, but also heavily in the economic sector, media and journalists are often blamed for these perceptions and prejudices.
Therefore European Youth Press and Asian Media Information and Communication Centre agreed to establish a substainable "Asia-Europe Network for Young Journalists", as they represent more than 50.000 young journalists and communicators in Europe and over 1.500 in Asia. The first meeting of the steering-committee, comprising of five young journalists from Asia and five from Europe, took place from 12th until 15th December 2009 in Singapore. The meeting agreed on concrete projects for the cooperation and discused the following two project-ideas also for joint cooperation. This website will present the results and enable direct communication with the steering committee and its work. If you want to receive regularly informations about the network please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe for the newsletter.