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Model ASEM Spin-off Editions

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2015-2016 Maneeha Chowdhury Education Department Model ASEM Education



Venue:
Singapore
Le Havre, France
Hanoi, Vietnam
Manila, Philippines

Model ASEM spin-off editions are the direct outcome from Model ASEM 2014, which was held in conjunction with the 10th ASEM Summit in Milan in October 2014. With the aim of 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 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 3-day simulation of the actual Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit and provides a platform for the participants to sharpen their negotiation, diplomacy and consensus-building skills. The spin-off editions are planned to be conducted in several ASEM countries throughout 2015 and 2016 to build up the momentum for the next large scale Model ASEM conference planned by ASEF in conjunction with the 11th ASEM Summit in 2016 in Mongolia.

The overall objectives of Model ASEM spin-off editions 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 Chair’s Statement, which will be presented as a joint document at ASEM11

The project includes 2 main components:

  • Phase 1: Pre-event preparations 
    Selected participants will partake in pre-event research as a groundwork for Model ASEM spin-off edition preparations.
  • Phase 2: 3-day conference 
    Selected 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.         

Project Updates

  • We bring you yet another opportunity to fine-tune your diplomatic skills. This time in Viet Nam!

    Model ASEM Ha Noi 2016 is the 3rd spin-off edition and will take place on 31 March - 7 April 2016 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam in conjunction with the ASEM Youth Week.

    The event is organised by the Youth International Cooperation Development Center of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Viet Nam (CYDECO - Viet Nam). Model ASEM Ha Noi 2016 is supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, British Council Viet Nam and the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN).

    The conference aims to bring together around 150 local and international students from Vietnamese and South East Asian universities to discuss the issues and policies on the topic of “Stronger Actions to Address Zero hunger Challenge”.

    For more information on Model ASEM Ha Noi 2016, contact the organising team at asemyouthweek@gmail.com 

    * Participation in this conference is free for delegates from all ASEM Partner Countries. For participants residing outside of Ha Noi, please refer to the application form for information on accommodation.

    ** This event is supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, British Council Viet Nam and the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN).

     

  • Are you keen on honing your skills for negotiation, consensus-building and diplomacy? Apply for Model ASEM Le Havre 2016 and engage with 100 participants in a simulation exercise of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

    Model ASEM Le Havre 2016 will take place on 25-27 March 2016 at the Sciences Po Paris Europe-Asia Campus in Le Havre, France.  

    Model ASEM Le Havre 2016 is the 2nd spin-off edition and is organised by a student committee at Sciences Po Europe-Asia Campus, one of the world’s leading universities in social sciences. The aim of the conference is to give around 100 international students from Asia and Europe the chance to discuss the issues and poModel ASEM Le Havre 2016 Logolicies pertinent to the theme of the conference: Migration, Entrepreneurship, and Employment.

    The Sciences Po Paris Europe-Asia Campus in Le Havre hosted the 4th Model ASEM in 2009 and keeps up the tradition with this year’s spin-off edition. Model ASEM 2009 was organised by ASEFUAN who initiated the Model ASEM series in 2004.The conference is hosted by the Sciences Po Paris Euro-Asia Campus and jointly supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN), the City of Le Havre, the Agglomeration community of Le Havre, the Federation of Associations of Students in Havre and CCI de France.

    For more information on Model ASEM Le Havre 2016, contact the organising team at xiaoyan.hu@sciencespo.fr 

    * Participation in this conference is free for delegates from all ASEM Partner Countries. For participants residing outside of Le Havre,  please refer to the application form for information on travel subsidies and accommodation. Please note that financial aid will not be provided to all international participants due to buget constraints.

    ** This event is supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN), the City of Le Havre, the Agglomeration community of Le Havre, the Federation of Associations of Students in Havre and CCI de France.

     

  • The ASEF education activities in 2016 kick off with an ASEM focus and role play exercises! ASEF supports 3 Model ASEM spin-off conferences in the lead-up to the 7th Model ASEM conference which will take place in conjunction with the 11th ASEM Summit (ASEM11) in July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 

    The 1st spin-off will take place in Europe. A Student Committee of Science Po Le Havre will run Model ASEM Le Havre 2016 on 25-27 March 2016 and, after 11 years, brings back the successful Model ASEM series to France, where it originally started. 

    The 2nd spin-off is Model ASEM Hanoi 2016, which will be organised on 31 March-7 April 2016 on the sidelines of the ASEM Youth Week Viet Nam by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, British Council Hanoi and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU).

    Keen on joining the Viet Nam or France editions? Interested in brushing up your public speaking and diplomatic skills? Send your application and get selected to join this exciting youth platform! It will certainly expand your understanding of Asia-Europe collaboration.

    For Model ASEM Hanoi 2016, apply here (Open Call to be launched soon)

    For Model ASEM Le Havre 2016, apply here

  • The 1st Model ASEM spin-off, “The Silk Road Renaissance: Redefining Asia-Europe Socio-cultural & Economic Engagement,”  held on 10-12 April 2015 at the National University of Singapore (NUS),  included over  100 Singaporean and international students of calibre, simulating the ASEM Summit. The Model ASEM spin-offs are organised locally to capture the increasing interest and enthusiasm for Asia-Europe relations at a broader level. 

     

    The students had an opportunity to extend their understanding of Asia-Europe collaboration and built their skills in public speaking, negotiation and consensus-building while playing the roles of political leaders of the ASEM Members. In order to create and adopt a consensus based Model ASEM Singapore 2015 Chair’s Statement the students discussed socio-cultural and economic engagement over the course of two days. The Chair’s Statement will be channelled to the ASEM and ASEF stakeholders. Students also visited 10 Embassies and High Commissions of ASEM member countries in Singapore. 

     

    Further spin-offs of Model ASEM are planned to take place in Finland, France and Viet Nam, amongst others.

     

    Model ASEM Singapore 2015 was organised by the newly initiated ASEM Young Leaders Network, with support from the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the S Rajaratnam Endowment, the National Youth Council Singapore, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the EU Centre in Singapore.

  • Model ASEM Singapore 2015

    Published on 03 Mar 2015

    Model ASEM Singapore 2015 is planned to be held on 10-12 April 2015 at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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    Themed The Silk Road Renaissance: Redefining Asia-Europe Socio-cultural and Economic Engagement, it is the 1st edition of Model ASEM local spin-off activities across Asia and Europe. The Singapore event aims to bring together around 150 local and international students from Singaporean universities and polytechnics. It is organised by a group of young Singaporean ASEF alumni called ASEM Young Leaders Network. ASEF acts as a supporting partner in the event.

    For more information on Model ASEM Singapore 2015, contact ASEM Young Leaders Network at contact@asem-youth.org.

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    Participation in this conference is free for delegates from all ASEM Countries. Successful applicants who are not residing in Singapore would be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses to and from Singapore.

    ** This event is supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), S Rajaratnam Endowment, National Youth Council, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and EU Centre in Singapore.

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