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20 May 2018

Brussels - ASEF Young Leaders Summit - apply now


Citizens of any of the 51 ASEM member countries of Asia and Europe, aged 18-30 years, are invited to apply for the 3rd ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS3) to be held in Brussels 15-19 October on the theme of Ethical Leadership. Culture is one of the angles to be focused on - students, entrepreneurs, academics and professionals are welcome to apply.

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, namely:

You: Self-leadership
We: Team leadership
All: Societal 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:

1. Culture
2. Economy
3. Education
4. Environment
5. Family
6. Finance
7. Media
8. Politics
9. Religion and Spirituality
10. Science and Technology
11. 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.  

Are you ready to dissect and reconstruct the meaning of leadership?

Join us at ASEFYLS3 in Brussels, Belgium this October to find out! 


  • When? 15 - 19 October 2018
  • Where? Brussels, Belgium
  • Costs? No registration or participation fee. The organisers will cover accommodation and meals for the duration of the conference, plus a travel subsidy from your country of residence to the starting point and back.

Applications must be submitted online

Deadline: Sunday, 20 May 2018, GMT 23.59