6th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMME6), Seoul

Collaboration for the Next Decade: from Common Perspectives to Effective Fulfillment

The year 2017 marks the 10th year of the ASEM Education Process since the 1st ASEM Conference of Ministers Responsible for Education, which was held in Berlin in 2008. At the conference, the ASEM Education Process took its first step from the common perspectives in Asia and Europe. Subsequently, the process has been impressively evolved through Hanoi (2009), Copenhagen (2011), Kuala Lumpur (2013), and Riga (2015) meetings. Two years ago in Riga, the education ministers encouraged all ASEM partners to engage in more result-oriented activities through promoting ASEM education collaboration for results.

he ASEMME6 on 21 November 2017 was chaired by Mr. Kim Sang-kon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Republic of Korea. During the welcome speech, Minister Kim stressed that ASEMME6 will be a platform for practical dialogue and advanced based on past progress, and a historic milestone that set the tone for the next 10 years of ASEM cooperation. There were two plenary sessions with presentations by ASEM partners in relation to the four ASEM Education Priority Areas. The first day meeting was started with presentations on priority areas of Engaging Business and In