START DATE23/09/2021 - 14:00
END DATE24/09/2021 - 19:00
ORGANISERASEM/ MFA Thailand/EU Del Bangkok/SEAMEO RIHED/British Embassy TH/British Council
In December 2019, ASEM Foreign Ministers, at the 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Madrid, stressed the role of young people and the role ASEM education cooperation in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through education cooperation and collaborative exchanges within the ASEM framework, young people can be empowered to become active global citizens ready to tackle global challenges and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. With less than a decade left to 2030, we still have a lot left to do. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has disrupted the achievement of th e SDGs in more ways than one. On the education front, most education exchange programmes have been halted because of the pandemic and travel restrictions.
How do we continue to promote innovative and agile education exchange programmes with in th e ASEM framework to support the achievement of the SDGs?
Virtual Student Mobility has become the buzzword in education cooperation. Promoting and supporting virtual mobility exchanges have been included among the strategic objectives of the draft ASEM Education Strategy 2030 which will be adopted by the sth ASEM Education Ministers later this year.
How can ASEM capitalise on the existing digital learning tools to support virtual education exchange that will empower ASEM youths to contribute to the attainment of the SDGs?
To find an innovative solution to virtual youth learners' mobility in ASEM, Thailand, in partnership with the European Union Delegation in Bangkok, the British Embassy Bangkok, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED) and the British Council, will organise the ASEM Workshop on Youth Learners' Mobility in an Agile World where we will invite learners and experts both in the fields of education internationalisation and educational technology solutions from across Asia and Europe to exchange views and experiences, and to brainstorm ideas on how ASEM can promote virtual mobility exchanges in SDG education.