15 February 2021

ASEM Education Action Plan 2030 Virtual Workshops

ASEM Education Action Plan 2030 Virtual Workshops

4 Virtual Workshops to Collect Input and Develop the Action Plan 2030

ASEM partners and stakeholders are currently drafting an ASEM Education 2030 Strategy to be endorsed by the Education Ministers during ASEMME8. In addition to the strategy paper, they will also present an Action Plan 2030 with concrete actions to implement the Strategy 2030.

For this purpose, the ASEM Education Secretariat has hosted 4 online workshops for all ASEM partners and stakeholders to discuss and shape actions, initiatives, projects and activities to be included in the Action Plan. The workshops provided a combination of experts contributions and interactive brainstorming sessions under 4 different themes reflecting the four strategic objectives identified in the Strategy 2030:

  1. Transparency and Mutual Understanding on Recognition, Validation and Quality
  2. Connectivity between Asia and Europe by Boosting Inclusive and Balanced Mobility and Exchanges
  3. Transversal Skills
  4. Lifelong Learning (LLL), Including Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET)

All four workshops were recorded – with the exception of brainstorming sessions – and recordings are uploaded on our Youtube Channel.

Speakers’ presentations can be downloaded below (click on the speaker’s name):

Workshop 1 “Creating Transparency and Mutual Understanding on Recognition, Validation and Quality” (19 January 2021)

  • Keynote: Bohrene Chakroun (Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO Education Sector), titled ‘Credentials adaptability: Global context, trends and future developments’
  • Panel of experts:
    • Darren Mc Dermott(Team Leader Designate EU-SHARE), titled ‘EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE)’
    • Herman de Leeuw (Member ASEM Expert Group Digitalisation; Groningen Declaration Network), titled ‘Creating More Transparency and Mutual Understanding on Recognition, Validation and QualityA Perspective from the Groningen Declaration Network’
    • Cloud Bai-Yun (ASEM Working Group on the Bridging Declaration; UK Naric), titled ‘From Bridging Declaration to CBQAN’
    • Magalie Soenen (Chair ASEM Expert Group on Interregional Credit Transfer Mechanisms and Learning Outcomes Systems), titled ‘ASEM Compendium for Higher Education’
  • Recording Workshop 1 

Workshop 2 “Enhancing Connectivity between Asia and Europe by Boosting Inclusive and Balanced Mobility and Exchanges” (26 January 2021)

  • Keynote: Dagmar Willems (Senior desk Officer, Section Digitalisation, German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) – Replacing Alexander Knoth (Head of Section Digitalisation & Designated Chief Digital Officer, DAAD), titled ‘Virtual Exchange New formats of teaching and digital collaboration’
  • Panel of experts:
    • Leonie Nagarajan ‎(Director Education Department Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)), titled ‘Enhancing Connectivity between Asia & Europe By Boosting Inclusive & Balanced Mobility and Exchanges’
    • Dr. Keuk-Je Sung (Director General ASEM DUO Secretariat), titled ‘Progress of ASEM DUO Fellowship Programme’
    • Adrian Veale (Policy Officer, European Commission, DG EAC Unit C3 – International cooperation), titled ‘Erasmus+ and ASEM Education: seeking synergies’
    • Dr. ChantavitSujatanond (Centre Director SEAMEO-RIHED), titled ‘Regional Student Mobility in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic: SEAMEO RIHED’s AIMS Programme’
  • Recording Workshop 2

Workshop 3 “Fostering Transversal Skills” (2 February 2021)

  • Keynote: Francesca Helm (Researcher, University Pavoda), titled ‘Engaging in meaningful virtual exchange’
  • Panel of experts:
    • Prof. Azirah Hashim (Principal coordinator, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI)), titled ‘Fostering Transversal Skills throught the Asia-Europe Institute’s ASEM Summer School’
    • Brikena Xhomaqi (Director, Lifelong Learning Platform), titled ‘Transversal competences through the TRASVAL-EU project’
    • Prof. Lee Wing On (Executive Director Institute for Adult Learning Singapore (IAL)), titled ‘Fostering Transversal Skills’
    • Denis Barrett (Cork Learning City Co-coordinator; Coordinator ASEM Research Network 6 “Learning cities & regions”), titled ‘Fostering Transversal Skills through Implementing the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities’

Workshop 4 “Lifelong Learning including TVET” (9 February 2021)

  • Keynote: Renee Tan (Director for Research, Institute for Adult Learning Singapore), titled ‘Promoting and Catalysing Enterprise Innovation in Lifelong Learning’
  • Panel of experts:
    • Séamus Ó Tuama (ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub Chair and Director of ACE (Adult Continuing Education) at University College Cork), titled ‘A Framework for Lifelong Learning Research in the ASEM Region 2020-2025’
    • Nur Sahara Sadik (Assistant Director, Institute for Lifelong Learning Singapore; ASEM Research Network 2), titled ‘ASEM LLL Hub Research Network 2 Workplace Learning’
    • Georgios Zisimos (Senior Expert on EU Policies on Education and Training, European Training Foundation), titled ‘ETF Network for Excellence’
    • Shanti Jagannathan (Principal Education Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank), titled ‘Lifelong Learning Including TVET: ADB-ASEM partnership’
    • Olga Oleynikova (Director of Centre for VET Studies, Coordinator of the Erasmus+ programme in Russia), titled ‘The future of Lifelong Learning and TVET’
  • Recording Workshop 4