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Open Call for 2nd ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS2)

Project Updates


25 Jan 2017

Do you want to create a more inclusive, fair and accessible employment market for young people? If yes, then apply now for the 2nd ASEF Young Leaders Summit (#ASEFYLS2) to shape the future.

With an unprecedented number of young people entering the labour market, societies across Asia and Europe must adapt to equip young people with the education and skills necessary to have financial independence and a life of dignity. Themed “Access to Youth Employment”, ASEFYLS2 is for young thinkers and doers with passion and ideas to tackle this challenge.

ASEFYLS2 will focus on 8 thematic areas linked to job-creation and inclusion: age; education; disability; finance; gender; location; social backgrounds; and technology. The project will also contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular goals 4 (on education), 5 (on gender equality), and 8 (on decent work).

Together with speakers, panellists, and mentors, including top-tier policy-makers, thought-provoking academics, daring entrepreneurs and civil society advocates, ASEFYLS2 participants will: 

  • Meet leaders from governments, businesses, academia and intergovernmental organisations
  • Collaborate with peers
  • Develop a critical and analytical mind-set to pursue, unpack and answer complicated questions
  • Enhance and acquire practical skills useful for their academic, professional and personal ventures
  • Share questions and ideas directly with ASEM Leaders

When? 4-8 May 2017 in conjunction with the 6th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME6)
Where? Seoul, Korea
Costs? ASEFYLS2 has no registration or participation fee. The organisers will provide participants with transportation, travel subsidy, accommodation and meals.
How to apply? Click
here to apply for this rare and valuable opportunity!

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