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ASEF Youth Partnerships 2008:

19th International Youth Forum

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
15 Jul 08 - 22 Jul 08 Asia-Europe Foundation Education Department ASEF Youth Partnerships Education

Seoul (Korea)


The 19th International Youth Forum was held to focus on current global issues that aggravate the living circumstances of human beings, and to examine how Asian and European youth -- as leaders of the future -- could contribute and participate in the global development.

The primary themes of the Youth Forum were:

- Environmental protection and climate change

- Education to eradicate poverty

- Decent work and unemployment

- Public health policy


- Gender equality


- To encourage mutual understanding, co-operation, and deepening of ties between the youth from Asia and Europe

- To enable young people to identify possible solutions to global challenges and to take responsibility for their active involvement in solving problems

- To provide a space for young people to make contribute to the institutional process of ASEM