4th ASEF Young Leaders’ Summit (ASEFYLS4) Sustainable Development in a Post-COVID-19 World
  • Date:
  • 2021
  • Location:
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia & Online
  • Event Type:
  • Side Event

The 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4), the official side-event of the 13th ASEM Summit, is a series of virtual events, online trainings, as well as face-to-face meetings that stretch over the period of 5 months. The project focuses on Youth Leadership in the context of self, team and societal leadership for taking action towards "Sustainable Development in a post-COVID-19 World".

ASEFYLS4 is designed to instil a spirit of curiosity, bravery and will-power among young people, starting with an Asia-Europe-wide Open Call addressed to youth from the 51 ASEM countries who can take over leadership roles and drive community activities linked to SDG 3 (Good Health & Well-Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth) and SDG13 (Climate Action).

The project includes:

  • a leadership course with certification led by an Asian/European university,
  • virtual knowledge building and collaboration for the up to 120 participants, including dialogues with ASEM leaders,
  • a virtual conference alongside the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13) with further possibility to engage online with political leaders from Asia & Europe.
  • A selected group of participants will also have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia and deliver the ASEM Youth Declaration at ASEM13*. ASEFYLS4 will also support 16 concrete ‘Leadership in Action’ activities implemented by youth in their local communities (each with a duration of ca. 6 months).

*This will depend on the public health & safety measures by Governments and ongoing travel guidelines.


Email: asefyls@asef.org

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Funded by the European Union