Senior Officials Meeting 1 (SOM1)

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is organising the next ASEM Education Senior Officials Meeting (SOM1) on 14th and 15th of September 2021. ASEM Senior Officials and stakeholders are invited to participate in the meeting in preparation of the 8th ASEM Education Ministers Meeting (ASEMME8).

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic the meeting will be organised virtually. The aim of the meeting is to agree on a finalised version of the ASEM Education Strategy and Action Plan 2030. Both documents will be endorsed at the next Ministerial Meeting (ASEMME8) hosted by Thailand in December.  

Please find on this webpage:

  • the official invitation for SOM1
  • a preparation document with the draft agenda and all practical information
  • the current draftof the ASEM Education Strategy and Action Plan 

The registration link together with practical information will be sent out to all partners and stakeholders soon.

Download all preparatory documents