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The Asia-Europe Foundation

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is an intergovernmental not-for-profit organisation located in Singapore. Founded in 1997, it is the only institution of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). ASEF promotes understanding, trengthens relationships and facilitates cooperation among the people, institutions and organisations of Asia and Europe. ASEF enhances dialogue, enables exchanges and encourages collaboration across the thematic areas of culture, education, governance, sustainable development, economy and public health.

The work of ASEF’s Education Department (ASEFEdu) focuses on the themes access to quality education and youth employment, and, hence, contributes with its projects to the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially to Goal4: “ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

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National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), established in 1991 as a school of governance, is a landmark in the Romanian academic setting. SNSPA promotes academic excellence in Political Sciences, Sociology, Administrative Studies, International Relations, Diplomacy, European Studies, Communication Sciences, Psychology, Management. SNSPA teachers are experts in their fields; they incorporate current and global perspectives into the curriculum and promote innovative and original thinking.

Currently, the university is home to more than 6,000 students enrolled across 9 departments. Thousands of graduates from their academic programs have successfully entered careers in academia, government, industry and nonprofits. SNSPA is a member of several international university alliances (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education, Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, International Association of Universities, European University Association, European Association for Public Administration Accreditation) and collaborates with public institutions and business organizations across a wide range of different fields.

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The mission of the Ministry of Education is to provide an educational environment to ensure the harmonious development of all its beneficiaries by promoting excellence and ensuring equal access to education.  

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In partnership with

ASEAN University Network

ASEAN University Network (AUN)
Founded in November 1995, the ASEAN University Networks’ (AUN) main objective is to strengthen the existing network of cooperation among leading universities in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region.

European University Association

European University Association (EUA)
The European University Association (EUA) is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries. It was formed in 2001 as the result of a merger between the Association of European Universities (CRE) and the Confederation of European Union Rectors’ Conferences. EUA supports and takes forward the interests of individual institutions and the higher education sector as a whole.

International Association of Unviersities

International Association of Universities (IAU)
Created in 1950 under the auspices of UNESCO, the International Association Universities (IAU) brings together more than 650 institutions and organisations worldwide for exchange and action on common concerns in the area of higher education.

European Students Union

European Students’ Union (ESU)
The European Students’ Union (ESU) is the umbrella organisation of 44 National Unions of Students from 38 countries. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of students at the European level towards all relevant bodies and in particular the European Union, Bologna Follow Up Group, Council of Europe and UNESCO.
Through its members, ESU represents over 15 million students in Europe.

Erasmus Student Network

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
Established in 1989, Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest student association in Europe. ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing the student exchange from different levels and providing an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot access a period abroad (“internationalisation at home”).

Erasmus Mundus Association

Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA)
The Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association (EMA) is a not-for-profit organisation representing a community of more than 12,000 members, students and alumni of Erasmus Mundus Master and PhD courses, from over 170 countries. EMA’s headquarter is in Brussels, Belgium but the organisation is fully managed by volunteers all around the world.

National Rectors Council Romania
The National Council of Rectors is a consultative body including all the Rectors of the accredited higher education institutions in Romania. 

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ASEM Education Secretariat (AES)

To ensure effective coordination of ASEM Education Process initiatives and activities, ASEM Ministers of Education during ASEMME2 in 2009 agreed to establish a rotating ASEM Education Secretariat (AES) in which countries in Asia and Europe take turns to host the AES on a voluntary basis. Germany was the inaugural host of the AES (2008-2013), followed by Indonesia since 1 October 2013. The current secretariat is hosted by Belgium, by both the French community (Ministry of Wallonia Brussels Federation) and Flemish Community (Ministry of Education and Training).

International Association of Political Science Students (IAPSS)

The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is a platform for political science students and students interested in political science issues. The association is international, politically independent, non-profit and student-run, and aims to have global impact in the political science sphere. IAPSS seeks to strengthen the academic profile and skills of all members by offering various opportunities for development.

European Students’ Forum (AEGEE-Europe)

AEGEE is one of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary student organisations. As a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines. Founded in 1985 in Paris, today AEGEE has grown to a Network of 13000 AEGEEans, present in 161 cities in 40 countries all over Europe.

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. We bring together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

European Youth Press (EYP)

European Youth Press (EYP) is a network of youth media organisations in Europe. It works to build a society where empowered young media makers are actively participating and contributing to the public sphere by creating fair, independent and responsible media, fostering the development of democracy, international development and a sustainable future. With 27 member organisations and several Committees, the EYP reaches more than 60,000 young journalists across Europe. Orange Magazine is a project of the European Youth Press and consists of a core team of 16 journalists from all over Europe.

The European Union (EU)

The Members STates of the European Union have decided to link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievments and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders. 

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