The 26th Network of East Asia Think Tanks Country Coordinators Meeting (NEAT CCM)
March 31, 2017 | Four Points by Sheraton, Seoul, Namsan
 
 
The 26th Network of East Asian Think Tanks Country Coordinators Meeting (NEAT CCM) was held on March 30 to April 1, 2017 in Seoul, Korea. It was convened by the Korean Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and was attended by members of NEAT Country Coordinators from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, PR. China, Japan, and Republic of Korea.
 
 
 
The 25th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) of the Network of East Asian Think Tanks (NEAT) was successfully conducted on July 28, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was hosted by the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand.
 
Reports from the different Working Groups were discussed and a set of policy recommendations were adopted. Working groups reported on the following areas: Irregular Migration in East Asia; The Road towards the East Asia Economic Community; Enhancing of Regional Health in East Asia with Special Reference to the Public Health and Universal Health Coverage; and Institutional Sustainability of NEAT towards the East Asian Community.
 
To view or download a copy of the agenda and reports that were discussed during the meeting, please follow the links below:
The 24th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) of the Network of East Asian Think Tanks (NEAT) was successfully conducted in Phuket, Thailand on March 4, 2016. The meeting was hosted by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Thailand.
 
Concepts/ideas for discussion under working groups were presented during the meeting: Crisis Management in the ASEAN Plus Three Countries; The Road towards the East Asia Economic Community (EAEC) 2020; Enhancement of Regional Health in East Asia with Special Reference to the Public Health and Universal Health Coverage; and, Institutional Sustainability of NEAT Towards the East Asian Community. Reports for these topics will be presented in the next CCM.
 
A copy of the agenda can be viewed here.
 
The 24th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) of the Network of East Asian Think Tanks (NEAT) was successfully conducted in Phuket, Thailand on March 4, 2016. The meeting was hosted by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Thailand.
 
Concepts/ideas for discussion under working groups were presented during the meeting: Crisis Management in the ASEAN Plus Three Countries; The Road towards the East Asia Economic Community (EAEC) 2020; Enhancement of Regional Health in East Asia with Special Reference to the Public Health and Universal Health Coverage; and, Institutional Sustainability of NEAT Towards the East Asian Community. Reports for these topics will be presented in the next CCM.
 
A copy of the agenda can be viewed here.The Network of East Asian Think Tanks (NEAT) held its 23rd Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) on September 7, 2015. The meeting, hosted by NEAT Indonesia, was held in Bandung.
Reports from the different Working Groups were discussed and a set of policy recommendations were adopted. Working groups reported on the following areas: Maritime Cooperation in East Asia; East Asian Poverty Reduction; Towards Good Urban Planning: Sustainable Development and Better Quality of Life; and, Towards Seamless Connectivity: Transforming Multi-modal Transport System into Economic Corridors.
 
To view or download a copy of the agenda and the reports that were discussed during the meeting, please follow the links below:
 
The 22nd Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) of the Network of East Asian Think Tanks (NEAT) was successfully conducted in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on May 5, 2015. The meeting was hosted by NEAT Indonesia.
 
To view or download a copy of the agenda of the meeting, please click here.
 
The 21st Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) of the Network of East Asian Think Tanks (NEAT) was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on September 29, 2014. The day after, the 12th NEAT Conference was held. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia (MFA.IC) organized both events.
 
Reports from the different Working Groups were discussed and a set of policy recommendations were adopted. Working groups reported on the following areas: Enhancing People to People Connectivity-Education, Tourism and Cultural Exchange; Accelerating the RCEP Process through Strengthening the APT Cooperation; A New Wave of Urbanization: Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Collaboration; Governance of Extractive Industries in East Asia.
 
To view or download a copy of the agenda and the reports that were discussed during the meeting, please follow the links below:
 
NEAT Malaysia hosted the 18th NEAT Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) on April 25, 2013 in Penang, Malaysia. Different working groups presented and discussed their reports in the CCM.
 
The tentative programme and the concept papers presented during the meeting may be viewed or downloaded by clicking the links below:
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia (MFA.IC) successfully hosted the 20th Country Coordinators Meeting of the Network of East Asian Think Tanks (NEAT) on June 27, 2014 in Phnom Penh.
 
To view a copy of the agenda of the meeting, please click here.

 
The China Foreign Affairs University hosted the 17th NEAT Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) and the 10th Annual Conference (AC) on the 27th and 28th of August 2012. Different working groups presented and discussed their reports in the CCM. The theme for the conference is " Deepening East Asian Integration through Building Trust". APT cooperation and mutual trust building were highlighted in separate sessions of the AC.
 
The reports and other relevant documents may be viewed through the links below:
 
 
 
17th NEAT COUNTRY COORDINATORS MEETING
27 August 2012 Beijing, China
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Tentative Programme
26 August 2012, Sunday
 

18:30 - 20:00     Welcome Dinner

           Host: Prof. QIN Yaqing

   Country Coordinator, NEAT China

   Executive Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University

 

27 August 2012, Monday

 

08:30-09:00   Registration

09:00-09:10   Opening Session

          Opening Remarks: QIN Yaqing, NEAT China

09:10-09:50   Session 1: Confirmation of Minutes of NEAT 9th Annual Conference and 16th Country Coordinators Meeting

          Free Discussion

09:50-10:50   Session 2: Discussion on NEAT Working Group Reports

          Speaker: WG on NEAT: the Next Ten Years (NEAT China)

WG on Regional Cooperation on Disaster

Management in East Asia (NEAT Japan)

          Free Discussion

10:50-11:20   Photo-taking/Coffee break

11:20-12:20   Session 3: Discussion of NEAT Working Group Reports

         Speakers: WG on Enhancement of Cultural Exchange in East Asia (NEAT Korea)

WG on Inclusive Growth: A New Development Challenge and a New Ground for Regional Cooperation (NEAT Singapore and NEAT Indonesia)

         Free Discussion

12:30-14:00  Lunch

14:00 - 15:00  Session 4: Discussion and Adoption of NEAT Memo 9

        Free Discussion

15:00-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:15 Session 5: NEAT Website and Other Matters

        Speaker: NEAT Philippines

        Free Discussion

18:00-20:00 Dinner

 
10th NEAT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
28 August 2012 Beijing, China
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Tentative Programme
28 August 2012, Tuesday

 

08:30-09:00   Registration

09:00-09:10   Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:10-10:00   High-level Seminar

          Q & A

10:00-10:30   Photo-taking/Coffee break

10:30-11:00   Session 1: NEAT Report

11:00-12:30   Session 2: Deepening APT Cooperation

         Free Discussion

12:30-14:00  Lunch

14:00-15:30  Session 3: Building Mutual Trust

         Free Discussion

15:30 - 16:00  Wrap-up

        Speaker: QIN Yaqing, NEAT China

18:00-20:00 Dinner

 
The 19th CCM meeting was held on Monday, 26 August 2013 and the 11th NEAT Annual Conference on the following day - Tuesday, 27 August 2013. The meetings were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
 
Three working groups presented their report on the following areas: Financing Infrastructure Connectivity in East Asia (Problems and Solutions); Enhancing People to People Connectivity (Education, Tourism and Cultural Exchange); Social Welfare Policies in East Asia (Sharing Experiences for a New Ground of Regional Cooperation).
 
To download relevant documents of the meeting, please click the links below:

Network of East Asian Think-Tanks

The Network of East Asian Think-tanks

     
Officially recognized at the “10+3" summit meeting, Network of East Asian Think-tanks (NEAT) is a mechanism for research and academic exchange, and a platform for the second-track diplomacy in the regional cooperation among “10+3" countries in East Asia. It aims at integrating the research resources in East Asia, promoting the academic exchanges and providing intellectual support for East Asian cooperation. To be more specific, by establishing a network among East Asian think-tanks, governments and enterprises and promoting the interaction of these three circles, it intends to study the key issues related to East Asian cooperation, work out strategic ideas and concrete policy suggestions for the regional integration and submit research reports to the “10+3" summit meeting.
 
In 2002, East Asian Studies Group (EASG), the second-track in the mechanism of East Asian cooperation, suggested 17 short-term measures to be taken for closer cooperation among East Asian nations, among which was establishing “Network of East Asian Think-tanks" (NEAT) within the framework of “10+3" regional cooperation. The suggestion was adopted at the informal meeting of “10+3"leaders held in Phnom PenhCambodia in September 2002.
 
The activities of NEAT fall into the following categories: 1) Hold annual conferences of NEAT members to promote exchanges among East Asian think tanks and submit an annual work report to the informal meeting of “10+3" leaders on the basis of the research of the key issues in East Asian integration process; 2) Set up a website of NEAT, bridging the governments with the academic circles, promoting the academic exchanges among scholars about East Asia, and educating the masses in the region; 3) Hold irregular international seminars on East Asian cooperation so as to facilitate the theoretic research on the integration and community building of East Asia and help to shape the theoretic framework, strategies and specific policies conducive to the regional cooperation in East Asia. 4) Cooperate in the research of the key issues in regional cooperation and figure out the solutions.
 
The founding as well as the first annual conference of NEAT was held in Beijing from September 29 to 30, 2003. There were delegates from the think tanks of all the member states at the conference. The three topics discussed were “Towards East Asian Cooperation", Important Steps Leading to East Asian Cooperation" and “Key Areas in East Asia Cooperation". The conference report was not only published, but also distributed at the “10+3" leaders meeting in 2003.