ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet)


Since its establishment in 1998, the ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) project has been providing opportunities for collaborative learning and intercultural exchanges through the use of ICT among secondary, high and vocational schools in ASEM partner countries.

Its activities are both face-to-face and online, and are built on 2 core elements:

1) ASEF ClassNet Conferences

The ASEF ClassNet Conferences take place on an annual basis alternating between Asia and Europe. With over 120 school principals, teachers, experts, professionals, and business representatives in the field of ICT and education in attendance, the conference acts as a gateway both to the wider ASEF ClassNet, to new education technology, and to the plethora of Online Collaborations and school exchanges in which the teachers and their students from 51 countries are engaged.

2) School Collaborations

Developed and led by ASEF ClassNet teachers, the School Collaborations bring together teachers and students from across Asia and Europe to explore a mutually significant subject of their choice. Using ICT and teamwork, students and teachers share their knowledge of a subject and, in doing so develop a deeper appreciation of each other’s cultures.

To-date, approximately 1,500 teachers from 46 ASEM partner countries across Asia and Europe have participated in the School Collaborations. In addition, more than 32,000 students have been engaged in 398 Collaborations since 2001. 

Key characteristics of ASEF ClassNet:


1) Enrichment

2) Development & Training

3)  Showroom & Awards

4) Networking & New Collaborations

5) Contributions by teachers to the ASEM Education Process

6) Study Visit


15th ASEF ClassNet Conference 
“Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and AI: The Role and Readiness of Teachers” 
25-29 November 2019, Tokyo, Japan


14th ASEF ClassNet Conference
“Gender Equality: Reprogramming STEM Education” 
Gymnasiet Lärkan
27-30 November 2018, Helsinki & Espoo, Finland


13th ASEF ClassNet Conference
Theory Meets Practice: Teacher Training in the Digital Era” 
ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub) & PH Zug
8-11 Sep 2017, Zug, Switzerland


12th ASEF ClassNet Conference
”Coding for Education”
32 Secondary Language School "St. Kliment Ohridski”
16-20 Nov 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria


11th ASEF ClassNet Conference
”Creative Classrooms Go 4G: Teach Green, Learn Green, Act Green, Live Green”
28 Oct-1 Nov 2013, Bali, Indonesia

10th ASEF ClassNet Conference
”Apps in Asian and European Classrooms! Unleashing Educational Creativity”
County Louth Vocational Education Committee
7–11 Nov 2011, Dublin, Ireland

9th ASEF ClassNet Conference
”Climate Change and Biodiversity: How They are Connected and the Impact of Biodiversity Loss in the Community in Asia and Europe”
St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, Meera Bagh
12–16 Nov 2010, India

8th ASEF ClassNet Conference
”The Impact of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Within the School Community in Asia and Europe”
Hørup Centralskole & Nyborg Friskole & Herfølge Skole
26–30 October 2009, Denmark

7th ASEF ClassNet Conference
”Achievements, Visibility and Sustainability of the Asia-Europe Classroom Network”
Sabah Science Secondary School & Sabah College & Sanzac National Secondary School
12–16 December 2008, Malaysia

6th ASEF ClassNet Conference
”Building an Asia-Europe Online Network for Secondary and High Schools”
Gymnasium of Livadia
9–13 October 2006, Greece

5th ASEF ClassNet Conference
”New Technologies – A Major Catalyst For Greater Learning?”
Beijing Jingshan School
25–29 September 2005, China

4th ASEF ClassNet Conference
”Use and Integration of Infocomm Technology on Education: A Pedagogical Vision or Horror?”
Kreisgymnasium Neudstadt
27 September–1 October 2004, Germany

3rd ASEF ClassNet Conference
Madania School
28 Sep–2 October 2003, Indonesia

2nd ASEF ClassNet Conference
National Board of Education & Education Committee of the City of Tampere
11–14 September 2002, Finland

1st ASEF ClassNet Conference
Raffles Girls’ Secondary School
2-5 September 2001, Singapore

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