ASEF's Young Leaders projects

Description of the Initiative

The ASEF’ Young Leaders projects serve as sustainable platforms for dialogue and mobility of young people. ASEF projects have been repeatedly acknowledged by the ASEM Leaders for providing youth and the ASEM education stakeholder perspectives into the official ASEM process.

ASEM Partners and Stakeholders involved

51 ASEM countries

Programmes

  • ASEF Young Leaders’ Summit

The ASEF Young Leaders Summit is a 4-day project initiated by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). The ASEF Young Leaders Summit emerged from a call by the young citizens of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member countries and the ASEM Head of States and Governments for a closer interaction and exchange of perspectives between the ASEM policy makers and young people on pressing societal issues.

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  • ASEF Summer University

The ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU) is a 2-week annual project run by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). The project fosters cross-cultural networks among youth from Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member countries and offers a platform for students and young professionals to analyse, exchange best practices, and to collaboratively develop proposals and solutions for contemporary challenges in Asia and Europe.

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  • ASEF Classroom Network

Activities of the ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) comprise an annual conference and on-going online collaborations between teachers and students of high, secondary and vocational schools across Asia and Europe.

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  • Model ASEM

Model ASEM is a 3-day youth conference and political simulation of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit. It is a platform for students to exchange perspectives on Asia- Europe collaborations, promote the ASEM process and build long-term relations between youth of the two continents. Through role-play, research, case-studies and practical trainings students will enhance their diplomacy, negotiation, consensus-building and public-speaking skills.

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