Open Call for Participation: 21st ASEF Summer University

Asia-Pacific, Misc., December 12 2017

The 21st ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU21) will take place on 27 January – 10 February 2018 in Melbourne (Australia) and Christchurch (New Zealand) exploring the topic of Youth with Disabilities. The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is now looking for youth participants to take part in the project.

ASEFSU21 LogoThe ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU) is a 2-week experiential learning journey and “Interdisciplinary Innovathon” designed to foster cross-cultural exchanges and networks among youth from Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Partner countries. The project offers youth the unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge on contemporary issues and propose concrete solutions to societal challenges. By participating in the ASEFSU21 youth will for 2 weeks join a group of 51 mixed-ability students and young professionals from all ASEM countries. Next to an invaluable international and intercultural experience, they will be given the opportunity to concretely contribute to pressing challenges faced by ASEM youth with disabilities.

The ASEFSU21 consists of 3 core educational parts: 1) a 2-week online training phase running during the second half of January 2018, 2) a 2-week on-site phase in Australia and New Zealand, and 3) a 4-week online post-project phase in February–March 2018.

Students and young professionals between 18-30 years who are citizens of any of the 51 ASEM partner countries are eligible to apply. All participants should have a strong command of English (verbal and written). The participants will be selected through an Open Call.

There is neither a registration nor a participation fee for the invited participants. Accommodation, meals and a travel subsidy will be provided to all participants.

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