Since the inaugural edition of the ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS), the forum has invited over 200 students and young professionals from all 51 ASEM partner countries. In 2018, the programme returns to the heartbeat of its existence: to understand, define and develop leadership among young people – by young people. The 3rd ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS3) is dedicated to the topic of Ethical Leadership. The forum investigates 3 critical levels of leadership, these 3 levels are at the core of the conversations, action-planning, learning experiences and networking of ASEFYLS3, all integrated in the 11-angle focus of the topic: Culture, Economy, Education, Environment, Family, Finance, Media, Politics, Religion and Spirituality, Science and Technology and Sports.
ASEFYLS3 adapts a 360° approach to leadership which recognises the very act of leading to be present across all spectrums of society—from home, to the classroom, in a business meeting to the streets. ASEFYLS3 is for young people who are willing to critically reflect, re-imagine and shape the notion of leadership — starting from themselves, within their communities and on an Asia-Europe scale.
- Citizens of any of the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries between the ages of 18 – 30;
- Action-oriented and creative doers ranging from students and academics to young professionals and entrepreneurs from all societal sectors;
- Individuals with strong command of English (written and verbal);
- Applicants who are ready and available to actively participate in a 8-week online preparatory phase, 4 days on-site phase and followed by a post-project phase composed of alumni led online and offline initiatives.