1st Official Workshop
CEAS’ third meeting, held on 17-18 May 2012 in Pattaya, Thailand, was the first CEAS workshop that was supported by the APT Cooperation Fund. This event, the first official CEAS workshop, originally had been scheduled for December 2011. However, as a result of the flooding crisis and its lasting aftermath in 2011 in Thailand, the workshop and associated project workflow was slightly delayed. Despite this unanticipated situation, CEAS members finalized key decisions about the expected outputs of the project. Project members decided that one volume, henceforth called the chapter-based volume, was to contain an introductory chapter for each APT country. The other volumes would focus on institutions, human security and development. CEAS members decided that country-based chapters would be 7,500-8,000 words each and that regional chapters would be 10,000 words each. In addition to agreeing upon this general framework, CEAS authors appointed internal reviewers to assess chapter contents. They also created a schedule for chapter draft submission and finalized the chapter topics in each of the regional volumes.