About ASEM and ASEM Education

The overall ASEM Process

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental process established in 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Presently it comprises 53 partners: 30 European and 21 Asian countries, the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat. ASEM addresses political, economic, social, cultural, and educational issues of common interest, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership. Since its inception in 1996, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) has continuously adjusted itself to ensure relevance and growth of the partnership between the partners amidst the global and regional changes. ASEM collaboration have been guided by 3 areas of common interest: political, economic, and socio-cultural and educational dimensions, referred to as the ASEM Three Pillars. 

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The ASEM Education Process

Within the third pillar of the overall ASEM Process (socio-cultural and educational dimension), the ASEM Education Ministers meet bi-annually to advance transregional educational collaboration in the field of Education, with a strong focus on Higher Education. The ASEM Education Process is the only process within the overall ASEM process with its own coordinating Secretariat. 

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