21st ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU21)

The ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU) is a 2-week experiential learning journey and “Interdisciplinary Innovathon” for Asian and European students and young professionals. Designed to foster cross-cultural exchanges and networks among youth, it offers opportunities for students and young professionals to broaden their horizons, deepen their knowledge on contemporary issues, and propose concrete solutions to societal challenges.

ASEFSU21 will be conducted under the theme “Youth with Disabilities: Shaping accessible ASEM societies” and it consists of a mix of practical team exercises, thought-provoking lectures, group research and experiential learning. Participants will develop a strong understanding for the issues faced by youth with disabilities and become active ambassadors for open and inclusive ASEM societies.

The ASEFSU21 will cover 8 thematic areas:

  1. Mobility
  2. Rights Protection and Legislation
  3. Economic Security and Employment
  4. Inclusive Education
  5. Health and Well-Being
  6. Participation in Society
  7. Access to Information
  8. Attitudes and Perceptions

Consisting of members from diverse backgrounds and experiences, the ASEFSU21 Challenge Teams will tackle 8 real challenges faced by youth with disabilities in a practical and engaging way. These challenges are identified in cooperation with local and international Challenge Partners and the proposed solutions will be put to test and made available for the benefit of youth with disabilities globally.

More information can be found on the ASEF website!


Date 27/01/2018 - 10/02/2018
Time 09:00 - 15:00
Location Melbourne, Australia


Programme will be announced soon!