Online Event “The European Strategy of Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific”, GIGA (2021-10-08)


The GIGA & CERI would like to cordially invite you to the next instalment of the Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific, which will take place on

Friday, 8 Oktober 2021 | 1:30‒2:30 p.m. (CET).

We are honoured to have as our speaker Gunnar Wiegand (Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific of the European External Action Service – EEAS).
He will share with us his insights on

„The European Strategy of Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific“.

The event will be moderated and chaired by:
Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar
President of the GIGA, Professor at the Universität Hamburg, and Honorary Fellow of Darwin College
David Camroux
Honorary Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Sciences Po-CERI

A number of European countries have embraced the Indo-Pacific terminology, with, for example, France and Germany establishing foreign policy guidelines for the region. Our Franco-German Observatory regularly invites key actors from the Indo-Pacific and other influential stakeholders to present their vision of the region, how they conceive of it geo-strategically and the place of China, the US, and Europe within this framework. We look forward to debating questions of economic interdependence and independence, of trade and investment, and the expectations the countries of the Indo-Pacific might have towards the ‘West’ in general, and Europe, in particular.

Gunnar Wiegand is the Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific of the European External Action Service (EEAS), where he contributes to shaping EU foreign policy towards South Asia, South-East Asia, East Asia, Oceania and the Pacific. He was the EU’s Chief Negotiator for the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement and has been instrumental in defining the EU’s multi-faceted policy towards China. His portfolio includes strategic partners India, Japan, Korea, as well as Australia and New Zealand. He is the EU’s Senior Official for the Asia Europe Meetings (ASEM) as well as for EU-ASEAN relations.

We look forward to an inspiring exchange with Gunnar Wiegand and yourselves, our engaged audience from around the globe.

Please do not forget to register.