Our Education department aims to facilitate the development and exchanges of educational (formal and non-formal) policies and practices in ASEM countries for the benefit of the next generation of leaders.
(1) Create and foster sustainable networks between and among policy and decision-makers and civil society representatives to:
- enable the active participation of young people in society and to promote the values of citizenship
- facilitate the dialogue between the formal and/or non-formal educational stakeholders.
(2) Provide capacity-building opportunities for actors of civil society, with a particular focus on young people and educational agents,
in order to:
- support the exchange of knowledge and experiences on subjects of common interest through dialogue and collaborative learning
- empower participants to actively engage in the decision-making processes of issues affecting them.
(3) Contribute to the development and enhancement of ASEM policies by submitting timely recommendations and proactive
feedback from formal and non-formal education stakeholders.
Our programmes include:
(1) Formal Education
- ASEF Higher Education Programme (AHEP): A programme that facilitates and promotes co-operation among higher education stakeholders in Asia and Europe.
- ASEF Higher Education Programme (AHEP) Advisory Committee: An observatory and guiding body for the initiatives of the AHEP. It is composed of major higher education organisations and networks as well as individuals with proven interest, expertise and experience from ASEM countries.
- ASEM Rectors’ Conference and Students' Forum (ARC): A biennial dialogue that brings together university leaders, students, higher education experts and other relevant stakeholders from ASEM countries to discuss topical higher education policy issues between the two regions.
- ASEF Education Workshops: A venue for focused discussions on the changing context that affects or influences the education sector.
- ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub): A network of Asian and European universities engaged in comparative studies and joint researches on lifelong learning. They provide evidence-based policy recommendations for educational reforms in ASEM countries.
- Database on Education Exchange Programmes (DEEP): A comprehensive online portal on universities, student exchanges and scholarships in Asia and Europe that aims to promote better awareness of the study opportunities among students and encourage mobility of ASEM’s academic community.
- ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet): A programme that connects secondary and high school educators and students in ASEM countries.
(2) Non-Formal Education
- ASEF University (AU): A 2-week programme that promotes academic discourse and intercultural exchanges among outstanding university students and young professionals from Asia and Europe.
- ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN): A grouping of young leaders who share a strong interest in the promotion of inter-cultural relations between Asia and Europe.
- Asia-Europe Co-operation in Voluntary Service (VolunAEt): A programme that promotes active participation of young volunteers in Asian and European societies.
Ms Edwige ROZIERActing Director
Edwige Rozier joined the Asia-Europe Foundation in January 2008. She is Deputy Director for the Education Department, supervising both formal and non-formal education projects.
She used to be directly in charge of the ASEF Higher Education Programme (AHEP), the platform for co-operation and exchanges among higher education stakeholders, as well as the Database on Education Exchange programmes (DEEP). Prior to joining the Foundation, her professional experiences features a diverse international portfolio, which included finance, sales, marketing and public relations, as well as an early stint in Brussels at the Academic Cooperation Association.
Ms Angie TOHProject Manager
Angie Toh joined ASEF in February 1998 and reports directly to the Director/Deputy Director in the Education Department. She is the Programme Manager for ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) programme (formerly known as the Asia-Europe Classroom Network). ASEF ClassNet provides opportunities for collaborative learning and intercultural exchanges among secondary and high school educators and students in Asia and Europe. She also provides administrative and secretariat support to the Director/Deputy Director. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked in the marketing department of an USA company based in Singapore dealing with overseas infrastructure projects.
Mr Joel BASSIGProject Executive
Joel Bassig joined ASEF in January 2010. He now works on activities related to the ASEF Higher Education Programme (AHEP).
He has previously worked with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Manila, the Philippines) and interned at the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Taipei, Taiwan). He has also been involved in youth work in the Philippines, through the Office of the President and the National Youth Commission (NYC).
Joel holds an undergraduate degree in Development Studies from the University of the Philippines in Manila and an MA in International Affairs from Ming Chuan University (MCU) in Taiwan. His main areas of interest are Education, Global Governance, Urban Development, Human Rights, International Political Economy, Conflict Transformation, Foreign Relations and Project Management.