2020 applicants

EU-Asia Security and Trade (EAST)

Principal Investigator
Professor Han Dorussen, Professor Emil Kirchner & Dr Alexandra Hennessy

Security and trade between the EU and the Asia-Pacific region

Building on the EU-China and EU-Japan Security projects, this project will study two essential aspects of the relationship between the EU and the Asia-Pacific region in depth: security and trade. 

This project involves two research groups with experts from academic institutions and think tanks in three continents and will run from September 2018 for three years. The University of Essex is a partner in the project consortium, headed by Maastricht University and funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

Our activity


Participants to both trade and security projects will come together in two initial conferences and two book workshops. To find out more about upcoming events and learn more about previous workshops, please visit the EAST project website.


The EAST network will result in the publication of two edited volumes on EU-Asia security relations. Professor Emil Kirchner will be the editor of the volume on security. Further information can be found on the EAST project website.

Our partner institutions

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Professor Han Dorussen Essex Participant
University of Essex
Professor Emil Kirchner Essex Participant
University of Essex