The University College Cork, which is hosting the ASEM LLL Hub Secretariat, has just announced its first Online ASEM LLL Hub Forum.

The first day of this three-day event will be dedicated to lifelong learning research and policy review. Research Networks will be given the opportunity to highlight some of their work and key global challenges, such as climate change, migration, (post-) covid-19, social and economic challenges, will be discussed in the framework of key international policy contexts, including the ASEM Education Draft Strategy 2030.

The second and third days will be devoted to the drafting and adoption of a five-year ASEM LLL Hub Action Plan. This Action Plan will be used to define a set of overall ASEM LLL Hub priorities for 2020-2025. In addition, each Research Network will propose a work programme for 2020-2021, as well as a road map for activity for the period 2021-2025.

The fora of Intergovernmental Senior Officials Forum and the Asia-Europe Council of Senior University Managers Forum on the 3rd day, will engage in detailed discussions on the Draft ASEM LLL Hub Five Year Plan.  The Plenary will adopt the ASEM LLL Hub Five Year Plan.


Date 13/10/2020 - 15/10/2020
Time 08:00 - 12:00
Location ONLINE


Day One October 13th (8.30 am GMT): Lifelong Learning Research & Policy Review

  • 8: 00 am – Welcome to Delegates and Outline of Forum Format & Aims
  • 8: 30 am – Research Network Retrospective & Prospective
  • 10: 30 am – Off-line break for Delegates
  • 11: 00 am – Keynote: Lifelong Learning Challenges 2020 and Beyond
  • 12: 00 pm – Close of Day One

Day Two October 14th (8.30 am GMT): Drafting of ASEM LLL HUB Plan

  • 8:00 am – Showcase Ireland
  • 10: 00 am – Off-line break for Delegates
  • 10: 30 am – Drafting the Five Year ASEM LLL Hub Five Year Plan
  • 12: 00 pm – Close of Day Two

Day Three Octob/er 15th (8.30 am GMT): Adoption of ASEM LLL HUB Plan

  • 8: 00 am –  Joint-Plenary: Presenting ASEM LLL Hub Draft Five Year Plan
  • 9:00  am – Commencement of Parallel Fora
  • 10: 00 am – Off-line break for Delegates
  • 10: 30 am – Plenary to Adopt ASEM LLL Hub Five Year Plan.
  • 11: 30 am – Closing Remarks
  • 12: 00 pm – Close of ASEM LLL Hub Forum 2020