28 January 2021

ASEM Education Action Plan 2030 Virtual Workshops

ASEM Education Action Plan 2030 Virtual Workshops

4 Virtual Workshops to Collect Input and Develop the Action Plan 2030

ASEM partners and stakeholders are currently drafting an ASEM Education 2030 Strategy to be endorsed by the Education Ministers during ASEMME8. In addition to the strategy paper, they will also present an Action Plan 2030 with concrete actions to implement the Strategy 2030.

For this purpose, the ASEM Education Secretariat is hosting 4 online workshops for all ASEM partners and stakeholders to discuss and shape actions, initiatives, projects and activities to be included in the Action Plan. The workshops will be a combination of experts contributions and interactive brainstorming sessions under 4 different themes reflecting the four strategic objectives identified in the Strategy 2030:

  1. Transparency and Mutual Understanding on Recognition, Validation and Quality
  2. Connectivity between Asia and Europe by Boosting Inclusive and Balanced Mobility and Exchanges
  3. Transversal Skills
  4. Lifelong Learning (LLL), Including Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET)

All four workshops were recorded - with the exception of brainstorming sessions - and recordings are uploaded on our Youtube Channel a few days after each event.

Speakers' presentations can be downloaded below (click on the speaker's name):

Workshop 1 "Creating Transparency and Mutual Understanding on Recognition, Validation and Quality" (19 January 2021)

  • Keynote: Bohrene Chakroun (Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO Education Sector)

  • Panel of experts:

    • Darren Mc Dermott (Team Leader Designate EU-SHARE)
    • Herman de Leeuw (Member ASEM Expert Group Digitalisation; Groningen Declaration Network)
    • Cloud Bai-Yun (ASEM Working Group on the Bridging Declaration; UK Naric)
    • Magalie Soenen (Chair ASEM Expert Group on Interregional Credit Transfer Mechanisms and Learning Outcomes Systems)
  • Recording Workshop 1 

Workshop 2 "Enhancing Connectivity between Asia and Europe by Boosting Inclusive and Balanced Mobility and Exchanges" (26 January 2021)

  • Keynote: Dagmar Willems (Senior desk Officer, Section Digitalisation, German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) - Replacing Alexander Knoth (Head of Section Digitalisation & Designated Chief Digital Officer, DAAD)

  • Panel of experts:
    • Leonie Nagarajan ‎(Director Education Department Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF))
    • Dr. Keuk-Je Sung (Director General ASEM DUO Secretariat)
    • Adrian Veale (Policy Officer, European Commission, DG EAC Unit C3 - International cooperation)
    • Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond (Centre Director SEAMEO-RIHED)
  • Recording Workshop 2

Workshop 3 "Fostering Transversal Skills" (2 February 2021)

  • Keynote: Francesca Helm (Researcher, University Pavoda)

  • Panel of experts:

    • Prof. Azirah Hashim (Principal coordinator, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI))
    • Brikena Xhomaqi (Director, Lifelong Learning Platform)
    • Prof. Lee Wing On (Executive Director Institute for Adult Learning Singapore (IAL))
    • Denis Barrett (Cork Learning City Co-coordinator; Coordinator ASEM Research Network 6 "Learning cities & regions")

Workshop 4 "Lifelong Learning including TVET" (9 February 2021)

  • Keynote: Renee Tan (Director for Research, Institute for Adult Learning Singapore)

  • Panel of experts:

    • Séamus Ó Tuama (ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub Chair and Director of ACE (Adult Continuing Education) at University College Cork)
    • Nur Sahara Sadik (Assistant Director, Institute for Lifelong Learning Singapore; ASEM Research Network 2)
    • Georgios Zisimos (Senior Expert on EU Policies on Education and Training, European Training Foundation)
    • Shanti Jagannathan (Principal Education Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank)
    • Olga Oleynikova (Director of Centre for VET Studies, Coordinator of the Erasmus+ programme in Russia)
  • Recording Workshop 4