CRISEA - Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia (Horizon 2020)



Researchers from Orient Institute 

Andrea Valente

Nuno Canas Mendes


Scientific Coordination

Yves Goudineau

Jacques Leider


Administrative Coordinator

Elisabeth Lacroix


Partner Institutions


École Française d'Extrême Orient (France)

Universitaet Hamburg (Germany)

Universitá degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale (Italy)

Uniwesytet Lodzki (Poland)

Universitetet I Oslo (Norway)

University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Instituto Superior de Ciênciais Sociais e Políticas, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)

Chang Mai University (Thailand)

Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia)

Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Vien Khoa Hoc Xa Hoi Viet Nam (Vietnam)

Department of International Relations, Mandalay University (Myanmar)


Research Group

Southeast Asia and South Asia 


Conceived by a group of seven European and six Southeast Asian institutions, the research project 'Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia' (CRISEA) coordinated by the EFEO has received financing of 2.5 M€ from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.

Officially launched on 1st November 2017 for three years, CRISEA is coordinated by Yves goudineau (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Jacques Leider (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on the scientific level and administered by Elisabeth Lacroix (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The future dedicated website will be available at The three main goals are:


(1) study the multiple forces affecting regional integration in Southeast Asia and the challenges they present to the peoples of SEA and its regional framework ASEAN;
(2) reach beyond academia to engage in public debate and impact on practitioners in government and non-government spheres;
(3) reinforce the European Research Area (ERA) through coordinated EU-ASEAN academic exchange and network development.







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