Model ASEM is a simulation of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit to generate interest and increase awareness of the ASEM process among university students and young academics. It takes place in the same month as the ASEM Summit and it is a 3-day academic conference and simulation exercise, with the latter being based on the Summit’s procedures, programme and agenda. Youth participants from 49 Asian and European countries form delegations. Each delegation comprises of 3 students from different nationalities, including one head of delegation.
The Model ASEM series was initiated by ASEF Alumni University Network (ASEFUAN) who since then has been the key organiser of the project.
- Engage student delegates in political debate and let their voice be heard through their proposals of concrete actions in the final Model ASEM Declaration
- Help develop skills and build capacity of student delegates in the fields of public speaking, teambuilding, communications, problem solving, negotiation and consensus building
- Create sound contacts and networks among university students from ASEM countries who have the potential to become tomorrow’s leaders
- Establish a durable dialogue forum for youth from 49 ASEM countries to share their views on Asia-Europe relations and to cooperate on a common vision towards an ideal ASEM