Brussels-based Track2Asia is born from the firm belief in the need for and benefit of informal dialogue between Europe and the Far East. T2A intends to explore approaches which differ from mere ‘tit for tat’ diplomacy. It aims at developing a soft diplomatic channel – Track II, which Europe seems to lack in some parts of East Asia – that is to serve as a complement and supplement to traditional Track I diplomacy. Its endeavours go beyond the academic research and exchanges, involvement in think tank conferences and activities, and also stretch further than the fieldwork and practical undertakings that characterise NGOs.
Track2Asia seeks to function as a bridge between people, places and ideas. Acting to unite different countries, types of actors and organisations, T2A believes the medium is not the message. Its mission is to convey the message, rather than to shine as the message-bearer.