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5th ASEF Young Leaders Summit #ASEFYLS5

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August - December 2023
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Virtual | Salamanca, Spain
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How can YOUth shape Society?

WHAT IS #ASEFYLS5

The ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS) is a Youth platform that connects young people with the Decision-Makers and Leaders from Asian & European countries.

The 5th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS5) takes place from August to December 2023. It focuses on the theme of ‘Leadership & Society 5.0’ and incorporates 3 spheres for youth leadership: 1) self-leadership (you), 2) team leadership (we) and 3) societal leadership (all).

The 5th edition was a hybrid project with collaborative elements taking place online and in Salamanca, Spain.

It aims to give #Youth the opportunity to:

Receive Training from Experts
With a focus on Leadership and Society 5.0 from world-leading institutions and experts
Collaborate in Diverse Groups
Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to propose solutions to real-life challenges facing society
Contribute to Decision-Making
Bring the youth voice into the multilateral policy arena. Be Part of the ASEF Youth Leadership Report.
Access an Asian and European Youth Network
Making life-long friends and opening doors for cross-regional collaboration and exchange

WHO IS JOINING#ASEFYLS5?

ASEFYLS5 brings together 94 participants and Navigators from across Asia and Europe. 

ASEFYLS5 participants lead in a variety of areas, as young academics, young entrepreneurs, youth associations… 

This highly motivated cohort come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, all with valuable perspectives to contribute to discussions and collaborations.

 

 

BACKGROUND

WHAT IS #ASEFYLS5 OFFERING?

The ASEFYLS5 programme consists of 3 phases with the aim to give participants the opportunity to learn, to collaborate and to turn theory into action:

We invite youth to an in-depth knowledge journey and peer-to-peer exploration into Asia-Europe relations, Leadership and Society 5.0, with a certified course and training. This phase is a month-long online programme with weekly sessions.


Highlights included: 

  • Leadership training by Mr Anand CHANDRASEKAR, Center for Creative Leadership
  • The Impact of Digital Transformation on Our Future, by Dr Francesco MUREDDU, The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal
  • Industry Innovation for the Greater Good, by Dr Paul WANG, NEC Asia Pacific
  • Understanding Risks to Societal Resilience and Social Cohesion, by Sir Peter GLUCKMAN, Koi TU: The Centre for Informed Futures, University of Auckland
  • Ethical Challenges of Frontier Technologies and the Future of Life, by Dr Paula Boddington, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of West London

The Youth Summit will physically bring together participants to engage in people-to-people dialogue exchanges, networking and learning in a local context in Salamanca, Spain. The 4-days-long onsite programme will take place between 12-16 September 2023 in Salamanca, Spain, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spain, Casa Asia and the University of Salamanca.

Highlights included: 

  • Keynotes by Prof Yuko HARAYAMA (Professor Emeritus at Tohoku University; former Executive Director at RIKEN in Charge of International Affairs, Japan), and Dr Lampros STERGIOULAS (UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Society)
  • Dialogue with Ambassadors on Society 5.0 Leadership Dilemmas in different country contexts, with Ambassadors from Malaysia, Australia, Spain and Japan
  • Panels with Experts speakers from IE Business School, Ministry of Communications and Information Singapore, European Students’ Union, Spanish Scientific Council, UN SDSN Youth, UNESCO, ASEAN Youth Organization, AEGEE, Global Students’ Forum, UNESCO MGIEP, ASEAN Cham EU, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, SciTech DiploHub, Brussels Diplomatic Academy, European Space Agency, Spanish Exporters and Investors Club, Alumni Salamanca, España Mejor,
  • Launch of the “Youth Perception Report on Societal Challenges and Role of Technology”
  • Senior-Junior Leaders Dialogue on Policy & Decision-making for the Future of Society & Technology, with Mr Antonio LOPEZ-ISTURIZ White (MEP), Dr Victor NEGRESCU (MEP) and Mr Antoine RIPOLL (Director, Parliamentary Relations with South East Asia, European Parliament)
  • Peer-to-peer exchange and collaboration between participants
  • Cultural exchange through a cultural evening full of performances, traditional music, dance, song and food.

Participants will turn theory into action and work together collaboratively to find solutions for real-life challenge based on the ASEFYLS5 themes. The solutions will be presented at an online closing ceremony in December.

The participants are working on the following challenges:

  1. Embracing Failure Creating a Safe Place to Fail, Learn and Innovate
    Presented by Mr Shuvro SEN, Head – Innovation Programs (Intrapreneurship), DBS Bank, Singapore
  2. Socio – Emotional Health in the Age of Generative AI
    Presented by Mr Mayank SHARMA, Associate National Project Officer, UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, India
  3. Recruiting for the New Equation
    Presented by Ms Cathy FRIDERES, Director, Government and Public Sector Consulting, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Luxembourg
  4. Addressing the Issues of Misinformation and Disinformation in Polarized Situations
    Presented by Mr Francesco PANGALANGAN, Misinformation & Disinformation Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland
  5. Encouraging Satellite Data Use
    Presented by Mr Michal BRICHTA, Director, Slovak Space Office, Slovakia
  6. Expanding Leadership Opportunities for Rural Youth in Laos
    Presented by Ms Keopanya SENGSOULIVONG, Project Coordinator, Pakse Youth’s Power, Laos
  7. Facing Digital Anxiety & Ensuring Digital Wellbeing
    Presented by Mr Claudiu SULEA, Vice-President, Group of the European Youth for Change, Romania
  8. Creating a Sustainable Hybrid Leadership Development Course
    Presented by Mr Anban Ashlan RAJ, Founder and President, World Youth Leaders Organisation, Australia
  9. Designing a World-Class Leadership Fellowship Program for Future Leaders in Indonesia
    Presented by Mr Yosea KURNIANTO, Leadership Development and Scholarship Lead, Tanoto Foundation, Indonesia
  10. Nutrition Challenge: Revolutionizing Nutrition in Developing Countries
    Presented by Mr Tergel ODGEREL, Chief Executive Officer, Phronesis. Mongolia

The Navigators are selected alumni from ASEF’s Education Department and partner organisations who will join the programme as resource persons. The Navigators Training brings the Navigators together for 4 days for capacity building in preparation for their subsequent roles. 


Watch the highlight video & livestreamed sessions:

ASEF Youth Report 2023

Stepping into Society 5.0: Youth Perspectives on Technology-Informed Societal Leadership

This report summarises over 8,500 young leaders’ perspectives from 51 Asian and European countries on the key societal challenges of our times, and how technology could be deployed to address them. The Report addresses two foundational questions crucial for shaping a more sustainable, digitally integrated future:

→ How can societies within Society 5.0 benefit from the inclusion, support, and engagement of young people in technology-driven leadership roles?
→ How can those in positions of power support young people on their leadership journeys in a world increasingly defined by Society 5.0?

Watch the launch presentation of the report findings here.

BACKGROUND

Interviews with Speakers at the Youth Summit of the 5th ASEF Young Leaders Summit

We interviewed 4 of our speakers at the Youth Summit in Salamanca, Spain, on the topic of “Leadership and Society 5.0”. Bringing their own unique perspective, the interviews explore topics such as individual preparedness for the technological challenges that come with Society 5.0 to the balance between the needs of individuals and institutions and community.

Learn more and listen watch the full interviews here.

Testimonials

Want to hear directly from the Participants and Navigators about their experience in the 5th ASEF Young Leaders Summit? Look no further than to our Medium Blog, where you can find articles detailing the experience and learnings of our participants. Click the links below to access some of the articles directly.

You Are The Beginning, written by Navigator Klára SOMMEROVÁ (Czech Republic)

A Society Metamorphosis (?): Navigating Technology and the Future of Humanity, written by Navigator Yusril NURHIDAYAT (Indonesia).

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EN H Funded by the EU-POS
ASEF’s contribution is made possible with the financial support of the European Union

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Documents


ASEFYLS5 – Project Report

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ASEFYLS5: Full Programme

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Group 10 – Nutrition Challenge: Revolutionizing Nutrition in Developing Countries

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Group 9 – Designing a World-Class Leadership Fellowship Program for Future Leaders in Indonesia

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Group 8 – Creating A Sustainable Hybrid Leadership Development Course

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Group 7 – Facing Digital Anxiety & Ensuring Digital Wellbeing

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Group 6 – Expanding Leadership Opportunities for Rural Youth in Laos

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Group 5 – Encouraging Satellite Data Use

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Group 4 – Addressing the Issues of Misinformation and Disinformation in Polarized Situations

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Group 3 – Recruiting for the New Equation

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Group 2 – Socio-Emotional Health in the Age of Generative AI

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Group 1 – Embracing Failure: Creating a Safe Place to Fail, Learn and Innovate

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ASEFYLS5 Programme

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ASEFYLS5 Speakers Booklet

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ASEFYLS5 Participants Booklet

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