The development of, and access to, life-long learning (LLL) opportunities during the education process are essential at work and all spheres of social life, given the demographic, socio-economic and technological changes across Asia and Europe. The ASEF Education Policy Conference Series 2017 brings together researchers, university leaders, government officials, representatives of international organisations, non-governmental organisations, businesses and industry to discuss lifelong learning issues of Asia and Europe.
In 2017, ASEF will support 3 research meetings/conferences initiated by the ASEM LLL Hub on the following subjects:
- 1st International Conference of European and Asian Researchers and Educators on Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development (I-CEARE 2017), “Universities and Communities in Asia and Europe: Creating Meaning for Sustainable Development”, 12-14 May 2017, Boracay Island, the Philippines
- Research Conference by the ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub) on “Theory Meets Practice: Enhancing Teacher Training in the Digital Era“, 4-8 September 2017, Switzerland
- Research meeting “Lifelong learning – Resilience for vulnerable groups” – December 2017, Portugal (tbc)
These research/meetings conferences will stimulate dialogue, and produce evidence-based policy recommendations for the ASEM Education Process, as well as quality inputs for various academic publications on LLL.
The ASEF Education Policy Conference Series 2017 will also:
Supply expert opinions and suggestions to the 6th and 7th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME6, November 2017 , Seoul Korea and ASEM ME7, 2019, Europe)
Create positive synergies with existing ASEF education projects for a wider promotion and outreach, for example the 6th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC6).
Strengthen the existing LLL network between Asia and Europe, and expand it by attracting new members and partners, including from business and industry
Promote the importance of LLL as part of SDG4 across the ASEM constituency and provide good practices with proposals for their wider implementation