The 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEM ME3) was hosted by Denmark from 9-10 May 2011 in Copenhagen. Entitled, "Shaping an ASEM Education Area", the meeting was attended by 160 participants from 40 ASEM member countries and chaired by the Danish Minister for Education.
The Meeting warmly welcomed representatives from the new ASEM members Australia, New Zealand and the Russian Federation, who joined the ASEM Process during the 8th ASEM Summit (ASEM8) held in Brussels, October 2010.
Four main topics were discussed during this third ministerial meeting and introduced by speakers of different ASEM members. The topic of quality assurance and recognition was introduced by both the European Commission and the Republic of Korea. The 2nd topic of engaging business and industry in education was presented by Malaysia. The introductory remarks on the 3rd topic of balanced mobility were given by China. Vietnam focused on the 4th topic of lifelong learning including vocational education and training.