Wednesday, April 25, 2007

10th Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium

Copenhagen, Denmark
24-28 October 2007

The Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium is a platform to provide opportunities for closer and more regular contacts and dialogue on a wide range of issues among leaders of the next generation of Asia and Europe.
This year, the 2nd Conference for Young Political Leaders will be organised by the Danish Youth Council (DUF) in co-operation with the ASEF and is planned to take place in Copenhagen from the 24 - 28 October 2007.

More information regarding this event will be announced in due time.

Asia-Europe Training for Trainers

Manila, Philippines

25-31 May 2007

The Asia-Europe Trainings aim at the creation of a platform for the joint development of the Asia-Europe co-operation in the field of youth trainings related to non-formal education, as well as to contribute to the efforts to establish an 'Asia Europe Pool of Trainers'. The establishment of a stable co-operation in the field of trainings and capacity-building for youth organisations forms a part of the Asia-Europe Foundation's efforts to foster intercultural dialogue.

The upcoming Asia-Europe Training for Trainers will be focused on Intercultural Learning, and will be held on 25-31 May 2007 in Manila, Philippines, co-organised by ASEF and the Philippines National Youth Commission (NYC), in close co-operation with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE).

As 'Intercultural Learning' is a key element for the success of any inter-regional project, this year's Training in the Philippines will be constructed around the theme of 'Cultural Diversity', which provides an innovative approach for the development of intercultural capacities beyond stereotypes and prejudices.

International Essay Competition for Young People 2007

The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the "International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World." Not only should young people benefit from this global movement, but they should be empowered to play a leading role in the creation of a culture of peace. The theme of this year's International Essay Contest is "The role of media and information and communication technologies in building a peaceful world." Young people from around the world are invited to submit their creative ideas on this theme.* This theme was a central topic discussed at the UNESCO Euro-Mediterranean Youth Forum held in November 2006.

"The role of media and information and communication technologies in building a peaceful world"-- TV, radio, Internet and other forms of media have great influence in shaping our lives and society. What should be the role of the media and communication technologies in the future. How would you make use of these various tools of communication to help create a better world.

1. Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old in one of the following age categories:a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 - 25)
2. Essays must be 800 words or less, typed or printed in English, French, Spanish or German
3. Essays must have a cover page indicating (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) essay title (3) your name (4) address (5) phone number (6) fax number (7) e-mail address (8) nationality (9) age as of June 30, 2007 (10) sex (11) school name and grade (12) word countTeachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group.Please enclose a list of participants' names and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director.(Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.)
4. Entries may be submitted by postal mail or e-mail.
5. Essays must be original and unpublished.
6. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
7. Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the sponsors.

Entries must be received by June 30, 2007.

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:
1st Prize:Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$840)... 1 entrant
2nd Prize:Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$420) ... 2 entrants
3rd Prize:Certificate and gift ... 5 entrants
Honorable Mention:Certificate and gift ... 25 entrants

* 1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan scheduled for November 2007. (Travel expenses will be covered by the sponsor.)

** All prize winners will be announced in November 2007 on the Goi Peace Foundation web site ( and UNESCO web site (

Please send your entries to:
International Essay Contest c/o The Goi Peace Foundation1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan

ATHGO International 2007 Global Forum –June 6-8, 2007 - UN Headquarters, New York

On June 6-8, 2007, will be taking place the Alliance Toward Harnessing Global Opportunities Global Forum at the UN Headquarters in New-York, USA. This forum will involve over 400 selected students and young professionals coming from various national and international Universities, Colleges and Civil Organizations and staff from UN Permanent Missions.

The three-day event will focus on Global Warming and Climate changes issues, opening with ex-Vice President of USA, Al Gore’s Climate Project presentation. The event will host a combination of individual speaker series, panel presentations, and small group discussions, with presenters hailing from the private and public sectors, national governments, international organizations and academic institutions. You can subscribe online, on the following link , or by email at The deadline for inscriptions is May 12, 2007.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program

Deadline for submission of application form is 5:00 o’clock pm on April 30, 2007.

The National Youth Commission reserves the right and prerogative to exclude applicants who will not meet the minimum requirements of the Program. Lack or non-compliance of any of the above stated requirements will mean automatic disqualification without notice.

Mail or hand carry your application to Ms. Marielou A. Chua, National Youth Commission, 4th Flr., Bookman Building, 373 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, Tel Nos. 781-1617/781-1152/781-1406/749-9401/749-9404/749-9409/749-9399 locals 113 and 115

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Marielou A. Chua at email address

ASEAN Youth Camp 2007

ASEAN Youth Camp 2007, Fostering Friendship for Sustainable Environment.

In celebration of the ASEAN's 40 th anniversary, Thailand is hosting a youth camp entitled “ASEAN Youth Camp 2007, Fostering Friendship for Sustainable Environment.”
Scheduled this April 30 to May 4 2007, 5 Filipino youth, between the ages 16 and 20, will be chosen to participate in the youth camp.

Thailand as the host country, will be shouldering the food and accommodation of the participants.

For more information about the program, you may get in touch with Wendel Gaa of the Department of Foreign Affairs at telephone numbers 02-834-4394

SouthEast Asian Service Leadership Network

2007 Projects

Project Applications for the Summer 2007 Projects are now open! We welcome applicants from all colleges. Please follow this link to access the application. The application deadline is 11.59 pm, 22nd April 2007. You can view our recruitment flyer (designed by Dian Rosanti) here, and the FAQ here.

High school students in Southeast Asia interested in working with us on the projects should check back soon for high school applications on the individual project pages.
This year, we are planning 5 projects to:

When: Tuesday 19 June 2007 – Sunday 1 July 2007Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Project Cambodia empowers young Cambodian performing artists and selected high school students to spread awareness of Khmer traditional performing arts in the Cambodian youth community.

When: Sunday 26 August 2007 – Saturday 8 September 2007Where: Sekayu, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Project Indonesia aims to increase earthquake and sanitation awareness in a rural community in Indonesia.

The Philippines:
When: Monday 18 June 2007 – Friday 29 June 2007Where: Cebu, Philippines
Project Philippines aims to raise local awareness of the gastrointestinal worms issue through effective, enjoyable media which will be disseminated throughout the country.

When: Monday 27 August 2007 - Friday 7 September 2007Where: Krabi, Thailand
Project Thailand aims to address environmental problems in the tsunami-affected area and raise awareness about environmental issues in the local community.

When: Tuesday 19 June 2007 – Saturday 30 June 2007Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Project Vietnam will build a sustainable vocational English program for street students in Ho Chi Minh City to open up more job opportunities in the hospitality and service industries. The project also aims to empower and motivate local youth to serve their own communities.
Detailed project descriptions can be accessed via the links on the left.
Past Projects

Since our founding, we've completed four service projects in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. Details on these projects can be found through the past projects links.
SEALNet Retreat

Awakening Global Action: Leadership, Indigenous Wisdom, Dialogue for a Transforming World

31 July- 7 August 2007
Bali, Indonesia

Are you ready to make a difference in the world? Join us for an experience of a lifetime. Individuals of all ages (18-80+) are invited to participate in an extraordinary gathering designed to offer cutting-edge leadership training, deep listening, shared experiences and collaborative cross-cultural learning that promises to shape your future as a committed global citizen. In the midst of major world challenges, something profound is being reborn—a recognition that ordinary people with concern, vision and commitment can make significant contributions to transforming the planet.

This all-new seven day program provides personal dialogue with world leaders and global change agents. You will receive individualized leadership and facilitation training, practicum experiences in remote areas of Bali, specialized small group pods focused on particular social issues and much more. At the end of our time together, participants leave with a toolbox of new insights, growth and clarity in moving ahead with personal initiatives that matter, along with a global network of ongoing team support.