Call for Applications at 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit 2021

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Apply to attend at ASEF Young Leaders Summit 2021 for youth from 51 Asian & European countries this year for a fully-funded 10-month leadership programme: to train, lead and act on “Sustainable Development in a post-COVID-19 world

Application Deadline: February 3, 2021

Join youth from 51 Asian & European countries this year for a fully-funded 10-month leadership programme: to train, lead and act on “Sustainable Development in a post-COVID-19 world”.

The ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS) is ASEM‘s official Youth platform that connects young people with the Heads of States and Governments from 51 Asian & European countries and the political Leaders of the EU & the ASEAN Secretariat.

The 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4) is a 10-month long youth leadership programme connected to the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13) in June 2021 in Cambodia. The ASEFYLS4 focuses on ‘Sustainable Development in a post-COVID-19 World’ and incorporates 3 spheres for youth leadership:

  1. self-leadership (you),
  2. team leadership (we) and
  3. societal leadership (all).

The 4th edition is a hybrid project with collaborative elements taking place virtually, in Cambodia, as well as across ASEM countries. We address 4 thematic areas:

  • SDG3: Good Health & Wellbeing – Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
  • SDG4: Quality Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • SDG8: Decent Work & Economic Growth – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • SDG13: Climate Action – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

When & Where?

  • Programme Element 1: Knowledge Building Phase – Monday, 22 February 2021 – Friday, 28 May 2021, Virtual
  • Programme Element 2: Summit – Saturday, 29 May 2021 – Wednesday, 2 June 2021, On-site in Cambodia/Virtual*
  • Programme Element 3: Leadership in Action – June – November 2021, Virtual & in local ASEM communities

Location:

Cambodia

Benefits

No registration or participation fee. The organisers will cover professional/academic training & leaderships courses for all participants, including certificates. For the selected ASEFYLS4 Summit youth representatives, the organisers will also cover the accommodation and meals for the duration of the on-site event in Cambodia*, plus a travel subsidy from your country of residence to the starting point and back.

  • Receive a certified course/training by world-leading institutions on Asia-Europe relations and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as Leadership!
  • Have the rare chance to interact with ASEM Heads of States and Governments to present the youth voice and even have the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to moderate a Youth Dialogue with an ASEM Head of State or Government!
  • Bring the youth voice into the multilateral policy arena and contribute to the ASEM Process. Be part of and even featured in the ASEM-wide Youth Leadership Report and have your perspectives reflected in the ASEM Youth Declaration, that will be presented to the ASEM Leaders at the 13th ASEM Summit Opening Ceremony!
  • Leave a positive mark in local communities across Asia and Europe and bring in your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to 15 ASEFYLS4 Leadership in Action projects on the SDGs!
  • Have access to and become a member of the ASEM & ASEF youth community opening doors for cross-regional collaboration and exchange.

Eligibility

  • Citizens of any of the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Partner countries
  • Students, entrepreneurs, academics and young professionals – all between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Strong verbal and written command of English

Selection criteria:
When assessing the applications, ASEF and its partners will lay extra weight on the:

  • Originality of the motivational statement
  • Contribution with knowledge and/or skills to the Leadership in Action Projects.
  • Proven experience with and/or expressed interest in Asia-Europe relations
  • Current or past extra-curricular (and/or professional) activities that are both relevant for the overall programme and that could enrich the diversity of expertise and perspectives of the overall participant group.

Eligible Regions: ASEM Partner Countries

Application Process

Apply online through the given website.  https://asef.org/projects/4th-asef-young-leaders-summit-asefyls4/

 

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