Call for Applications – 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit organized with College of Europe in Natolin

Building upon its long-lasting partnership with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the need to act now more than ever as a bridge-builder by enabling exchanges and collaboration among people and institutions, the College of Europe in Natolin is proud to announce that it is engaged as a key partner in the preparations and execution of the 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4).

This is ASEM’s official Youth platform that connects young people with the Heads of States and Governments from 51 Asian & European countries and the political Leaders of the EU & the ASEAN Secretariat.

The 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4) focused on Sustainable Development in a post-COVID-19 World is a fully-funded 10-month long youth leadership programme connected to the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13) in June 2021 in Cambodia.

The ASEFYLS4 programme consists of 3 phases:

  • Knowledge Building: 22 February 2021 – 28 May 2021 (Virtual)
  • Youth Summit: 29 May 2021 – 2 June 2021 (Cambodia/Virtual)
  • Leadership in Action: June – November 2021 (Virtual & in local ASEM communities)


Call for Applications

Would you like to be part of it? The Call for Applications is open until Wednesday, 3 February 2021. Click here to apply.

From 22 February 2021 until the end of November 2021

Virtually, in Cambodia and across ASEM countries

ASEM Youth aged 18-30 

There are neither registration nor participation fees for this programme, it is fully-funded.


ASEFYLS4 focuses on Sustainable Development in a post-COVID-19 World and incorporates 3 spheres for youth leadership: 1) self-leadership (you), 2) team leadership (we) and 3) societal leadership (all). The 4th edition is a hybrid project with collaborative elements taking place virtually, in Cambodia, as well as across ASEM countries, and shall address 4 thematic areas:

  1. SDG3: Good Health & Wellbeing – Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages;
  2. SDG4: Quality Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all;
  3. SDG8: Decent Work & Economic Growth – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all;
  4. SDG13: Climate Action – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

For more information you can view the following documents: