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4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit #ASEFYLS4

Ethical Leadership 2.0

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November 2020 Freya CHOW-PAUL Education Department ASEF Young Leaders Summit Education

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


The ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS) is a go-to place for Asian and European young professionals and students to unlearn and re-learn new conceptsstrategies and actions on how to create sustainable impact in society.


ASEFYLS is an experiential platform which adapts a 360° approach on leadership development. The project recognises that leadership takes place across all spectrums in society: at home, in lecture halls, board roomspolitical plenaries, within the community and on the streets. Leadership is for those who are determined to take a leap by asking questions, thinking critically, collaborating and planning actions.


The ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS) is the official youth event back-to-back with ASEM Summits, where the Leaders from the 51 ASEM Partner countries, the EU and the ASEAN Secretariat discuss the status and future of Asia-Europe relations.


ASEFYLS is unique because it leads to:


1. Development of fresh and rewarding insights, and equips recognised and unsung young leaders with a tool-kit for action

2.  Joint learning and sharing of time, talent and resources for greater impact beyond the ASEFYLS framework

3. Commitments and co-creation of ASEFYLS Spin-off activities linked to leadership and sustainable development in local communities

4. Space for networking among youth, community leaders, business leaders, thought-provoking academics and policy-makers

5. Opportunity for participation of ASEFYLS participants at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit and relevant ASEM Ministerial Meetings


Upcoming Edition:

The 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4) will take place for 5 days in 2020 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in conjunction with the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13). ASEFYLS4 focuses on Ethical Leadership 2.0, the human-centred form of responsible leadership, and aims to dismantle and assemble the concept thereof:  in the context of the personal, the local and global setting. ASEFYLS4 is designed to instil a spirit of curiosity, bravery and will-power among young people, to develop Ethical Literacy & Ethical Leadership Skills.

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