Call for 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit

Deadline: 3 February, 2021, GMT 23:59 


The European Youth Press is thrilled you are interested in joining the 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4), the official youth event of the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13) – which will bring together the Heads of States and Leaders of 53 ASEM Partners. 

In this application, the EYP partners would like to find out more about your personal and professional background, your motivation to join and your possible contribution to the ASEFYLS4. Our partners also want to hear your views and experiences in Youth Leadership – to ensure the voice of ASEM Youth will be heard. Your perspectives will help our partners design a meaningful and relevant programme and also support the development of recommendations to ASEM Governments on Youth Policy. 

Please carefully read through the following details before completing the form. Filling in the application form will take about ~30 min. You can “save and resume” which allows you to come back and continue filling out the form anytime. Have your CV ready as you will be requested to upload it. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Citizens of any of the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Partner countries
  • Students, entrepreneurs, academics and young professionals – all between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Strong verbal and written command of English

Selection criteria:
When assessing the applications, ASEF and its partners will lay extra weight on the:

  • Originality of the motivational statement
  • Contribution with knowledge and/or skills to the Leadership in Action Projects. 
  • Proven experience with and/or expressed interest in Asia-Europe relations
  • Current or past extra-curricular (and/or professional) activities that are both relevant for the overall programme and that could enrich the diversity of expertise and perspectives of the overall participant group. 

More Details:

  • When & Where?
    • Programme Element 1: Knowledge Building Phase – Monday, 22 February 2021 – Friday, 28 May 2021, Virtual
    • Programme Element 2: Summit – Saturday, 29 May 2021 – Wednesday, 2 June 2021, On-site in Cambodia/Virtual*
    • Programme Element 3: Leadership in Action – June – November 2021, Virtual & in local ASEM communities
  • Costs? No registration or participation fee. The organisers will cover professional/academic training & leaderships courses for all participants, including certificates. For the selected ASEFYLS4 Summit youth representatives, the organisers will also cover the accommodation and meals for the duration of the on-site event in Cambodia*, plus a travel subsidy from your country of residence to the starting point and back. For more details please refer to the FAQ. 

For more information about the 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit, please follow the link HERE


Deadline: Wednesday, 3 February 2021, GMT 23:59