Programme Objectives

The ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the EU (ARISE) programme is a technical co-operation facility. Implemented over the four year period to 2016, the purpose of ARISE is to support the implementation of key regional integration initiatives prioritised in the Master Plan for ASEAN Connectivity, to build the ASEAN single market and production base.

Support will be given to a variety of ASEAN bodies that include the ASEAN Secretariat, the Committee of Permanent Representatives and bodies such as the Coordinating Committee on ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, the Coordinating Committee on Customs, the Coordinating Committee on Standards and Quality, working under the purview of the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials Meeting, the ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting, the ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting and/or the ASEAN Finance Ministers Meeting.


Programme Structure

The project includes three components:

I. High level capacity building, including EU-ASEAN policy dialogue on connectivity, management ofregional integration, and economic integration monitoring.

II. Support to the realisation of the single market for goods, aiming at further harmonisation of standards and transport and customs procedures, including the implementation of the pilot-ASEAN Customs Transit. System on the north-south corridor from Singapore to Thailand.

III. ASEAN Secretariat capacity building, including improving management capacity.


A Global EU Contribution of € 15 Million, Including:
A technical assistance contribution of € 7.5 million:

  • 2,640 days of key expertise for project life-long support;
  • 3,280 days of short term support; and
  • € 2 million to cover incidental expenditure (travel, training, workshops).

IT support of € 3 million to the pilot ASEAN Customs Transit System.

A grant to the ASEAN Secretariat of € 3 million.

Other supporting services (audit, evaluation) of € 1.5 million.

In-kind contribution from relevant EU Commission’s Directorates General in the form of policy dialogue and sharing of experience.