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2nd ASEF Young Leaders Summit #ASEFYLS2

Access to Youth Employment

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
4-8 May 2017 Nathalie Sajda Education Department ASEF Young Leaders Programme Education
Economy & Society

Seoul, Korea



The 2nd edition of the ASEF Young Leaders Summit (#ASEFYLS2) is for young thinkers and doers to dismantle the conventional and to bring forward fresh ideas and solutions for a more inclusive, fair and accessible employment market for the youth. Themed “Access to Youth Employment”, ASEFYLS2 contributes to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular goal 4 (on education), 5 (on gender equality) and 8 (on decent work). The project focuses on 8 thematic areas linked to job-creation and inclusion: 1) age, 2) education, 3) disability, 4) finance, 5) gender, 6) location, 7) social backgrounds and 8) technology. 


ASEFYLS2 is as an experiential space and networking hotspot where great minds and influential leaders from Asia and Europe meet. The programme is designed to nourish a constructive exchange of ideas and good practices, hands-on skills development and concludes with Call for Action addressed and personal meetings between the youth and the ASEM Education Ministers. The ASEFYLS2 line-up of speakers, panellists and mentors includes top-tier policy makers, thought-provoking academics, daring entrepreneurs and civil society advocates.


The ASEFYLS project series emerged from the request by young citizens and ASEM Leaders for a closer collaboration and exchange of perspectives on pertinent issues linked to education and youth employment. ASEFYLS2 encourages  emerging young leaders to step forward and partake in shaping Asia-Europe relations through input and actions on youth employment in both regions. 


At ASEFYLS2 you will be at the front row to:


  • Meet leaders from governments, businesses, academia and intergovernmental organisations
  • Collaborate with fellow driven peers on youth employment from an 8 thematic angles
  • Develop a critical and analytical mind-set to pursue questions beyond conventional takes
  • Enhance and acquire practical skills useful for your academic, professional and personal life
  • Share your questions and ideas directly with your ASEM Leader

Now what?


When: Mark 4-8 May 2017 in your calendar and apply today to seize your chance to join the ASEFYLS2 team. The conference is held in conjunction with the 6th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME6).

Where: Seoul, Korea

Cost: ASEFYLS2 has no registration or participation fee. The organisers will provide participants with travel subsidy, accommodation and meals.

Apply: Open Call for Application will be launched in mid-end January 2017 – keep an eagle eye on this page and follow us on to receive news on a rolling basis!


Pssst! Want to get a feel of the previous ASEFYLS? Roll over to the right side of this page to have a glimpse of our picture and video testimony.