The courses to be developed were envisaged under three broad thematic modules – Module #1 EU Law and Legal Practice: Economic, Political and Social Implications”, Module #2 Cultural diplomacy and Soft Power: Diversity, Identities and Intercultural Communication in the Political Environment of the 21st century”, and Module #3 “The EU‐Asia Dialogue: Geopolitical Alliances and Intercultural, Economic and Political Liaisons”. The needs analysis identified specific foci in the three modules thus identifying the thematic areas of greatest interest for the partner country universities. Two themes emerged as most relevant under Module # 1 – “EU Law” and “The EU Itself” and two under Module # 3 – “Business and Trade” and Thematic Area 5 “International Relations”.