The 18th ASEF University (AU18), themed “Conscious Consumers for Environmental Sustainability”, will take place from 18 August to 1 September in the Estonian city of Tartu. The programme offers opportunities for up to 46 promising (under-) graduate students, young professionals and educators from ASEM countries to broaden their horizons and deepen their insight into contemporary issues in a multi-cultural setting.
AU18 aims to stimulate dialogue on environmentally sustainable consumption. One week of lectures and interactive workshops will be followed by one week of international volunteering awareness campaign, which will reach the young people in Estonian communities. Presentations will be given by highly regarded academics and experts from universities, research institutes, governments and international organisations from Asia and Europe.
How can you join?
Interested and eligible youth are invited to apply for the 18th ASEF University. Please find more information in the following documents:
- Call for Participants
- Concept Paper
You may submit your application through our online form. The deadline of submission is Monday 23 April (1200H Singapore time (UTC/GMT +8 hours). For further inquiries, please contact Rob van Leeuwen.
Call for Participants
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the University of Tartu (UT), and the Estonian School Student Councils' Union (ESCU) are pleased to invite eligible youth from Asia and Europe to participate in the 18th ASEF University (AU18).
Details about the programme can be found in the AU18 Concept Paper.
You are ELIGIBLE to apply if you are:
A citizen of any ASEM country
A student, a young professional or a young educator
Between 18-30 years old
Proficient in the English language (written and verbal)
Studying/working in the fields of Economics, (Social) Marketing, Environment, Arts or Psychology/Behavioural Studies
Committed to participate during the project as well as during the online preparation and follow-up
Preferred: an active member of a non-governmental or international voluntary service organisation
involved in environmental (awareness) activities.
How to apply for AU18?
1. Read the AU18 Concept Paper and Call for Participants
2. Fill in the online application form
3. Upload the following attachments, preferably in a single ZIP or RAR file during the online application:
a. 1-page Resume (in .PDF or .DOC format)
b. Profile picture (in .JPG format)
c. Most recent transcript of study records (in .JPG or .PDF format)
When is the deadline for applications?
Monday, 23 April 2012, 1200H Singapore time (UTC/GMT +8 hours).
What happens afterwards?
ASEF will shortlist candidates who will receive a notification email for a phone interview.
When will the selected participants be informed?
A final list of candidates will be posted on the project page of the 18th ASEF University (AU18) within the 3rd week of May.
ASEF, UT and ESCU will cover accommodation, meal costs and all local travel arrangements (related to AU18) in Estonia. All selected participants will receive a travel subsidy with a cap of EUR 200 for participants coming from Europe and Russia, EUR 550 for those coming from Asia and EUR 750 for those coming from Australia and New Zealand (see “Important Note” section on the online application form for full description).
For inquiries, contact Mr. Rob van Leeuwen, Project Officer, People-to-People Exchange, Asia-Europe Foundation via telephone (+65-6874 9714) or email: email@example.com. Visit www.asef.org for more information.