Model ASEM spin-off editions aim at capturing the enthusiasm of students to engage in political simulations at a broader level. The Model ASEM spin-off editions are self-organised by students and institutions who aspire to build platforms for young people to exchange perspectives on Asia-Europe collaborations, promote the ASEM process and build long-term relations between the young people of the two continents.
Model ASEM is a simulation of the actual high-level Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit when the political leaders of the 53 ASEM partners convene. It provides a platform for vibrant political debate and negotiation where students have the possibility to experience first-hand Asia-Europe diplomacy. Each participant will be part of an ASEM Delegation and join role-play exercises and practical trainings to enhance her/his diplomacy, consensus-building and public-speaking skills.
The overall objectives of the Model ASEM spin-offs are to:
- Link students with ASEM Leaders on a national level
- Facilitate capacity-building and fine-tuning of skills in the fields of negotiation, diplomacy and consensus-building
- Enhance the understanding of Asia-Europe collaboration and the ASEM process
- Develop a consensus-based Model ASEM Chair’s Statement
The project includes 2 parts:
Phase 1: Preparatory phase
Participants will partake in pre-event research as a groundwork for Model ASEM spin-off edition preparations
Phase 2: Conference
The participants will partake in Plenary Sessions and Working Groups with a focus on 3 ASEM pillars, namely economic, political and socio-cultural issues. The conference may also entail visits to Diplomatic Missions of other ASEM countries located in the host country to gain in-depth knowledge about the functions of an Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.
For more information on each spin-off acitivity, check the project updates below and on the right.