Senior Officials Meeting (SOM1) in Austria

Pathways to recognition. A contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) from a Lifelong Learning Perspective

As announced in the Chair’s Conclusions of ASEMME6 and the ISOM in Jakarta, the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research of Austria, will host the SOM1 of ASEMME7 in Krems (Austria), from 15-17 October 2018.  The SOM1 will be hosted in close collaboration with the Danube University Krems, The University for Continuing Education.

At the Intermediate Senior Officials’ Meeting, which took place on June 3 to 5, 2018 in Jakarta a new setting was launched inviting participants to get involved more deeply in education issues related to the 4 priority areas of ASEM Education. Focussing on continuity, consultation and collaboration for results and commitment for co-operation, the SOM I in Austria will give attention to “The pathways to recognition. A contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) from a Lifelong Learning Perspective”. The ASEM Education Process has a role to play in supporting SDG for a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable world and can contribute in particular to the achievement of SDG 4 which aims to ensure equitable opportunities to education in a holistic and lifelong perspective.

Within the premises of the Danube University, one of the leading universities for continuing education and Lifelong Learning in Europe, we would like to offer you a framework to discuss how ASEM education can contribute to a better understanding of education systems to promote recognition and mobility.

The SOM I shall be a platform to discuss the opportunities that the ASEM Education Process can create to increase mutual trust and recognition between systems and institutions in Asia and Europe. In addition to that, SOM I will focus on creating this mutual trust and collaboration between educational levels such as initial academic education, vocational (higher) education and continuous education as well as between education and the private sector to stimulate and facilitate transition.

The online registration for the meeting is now open for Senior Officials from Partner countries as well as the ASEM Education Stakeholders at the following link www.asem2018.org.  Registration is possible until October 1, 2018.

More practical information is available on the SOM1 2018 website: www.asem2018.org.

 

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Start October 15, 2018 - 7:00 pm
End October 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Location Krems, Austria

Program

Monday 15 October 2018

  • Arrival of participants
  • 19:00 - Welcome dinner and get together

Tuesday 16 October 2018

  • 09:00 - Registration
  • 10:00 - Welcoming Words
    • RECTOR FRIEDRICH FAULHAMMER, Danube University
    • Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
    • ASEM Education Secretariat
  • 10:30 - Keynote
    • SOBHI TAWIL, UNESCO, Senior Programme Specialist for Education Research and Foresight (tbc)
  • 11:15 - Discussion round
  • 12:15 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Introduction to the Workshops
  • 14:30 - Workshops: Participants are invited to express opinion both from a national and inter-regional (ASEM cooperation) perspective. All participants should be given the opportunity to contribute, as well as to foster more interactive discussion.
    1. Tools for Recognition
    2. Collaboration to stimulate transition between educational levels and systems
    3. Academia and non-academia - a challenging cooperation
  • 17:00 - Summary of the day
  • 19:30 - Official Dinner

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018

  • 9:00 - Welcoming Words
  • 9:15 - Reports from the Workshops
  • 9:45 - Pitches – Get an insight into successful co-operation between Asia and Europe
  • 10:15 - ASEM Education Process - Stocktaking report
  • 10:45 - Coffee break
  • 11:15 - ASEM Education Process – Chair´s conclusions
  • 12:15 - Milestones on the way to Romania
  • 12:30 - Farewell
    • RECTOR FRIEDRICH FAULHAMMER, Danube University
    • Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
  • 12:50 - Lunch
  • 14:30 - Optional Sightseeing Programme