The ASEAN Youth Summit is a 4-day conference that gathers the youth from different ASEAN countries, where they discuss pertinent regional issues, and develop proactive solutions. With the conference theme of Youth leading beyond 50, the youth will be given opportunities for self-development, and inter-regional partnerships – that will equip them to be the leaders of ASEAN.
It will be held at De La Salle University on September 13-17, 2018.
For more information, get the event primer here!
YOUTH LEADING BEYOND 50
Our theme, Youth Leading Beyond 50, commemorates the milestones that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has achieved. Celebrating the 50-year anniversary last year, Youth Leading Beyond 50 centers on what the ASEAN communities can accomplish beyond those years. It looks at the progress and development that the youth can bring to the ASEAN nations, knowing that the youth is the future of the ASEAN and that future is now.
DAY 0: ARRIVAL DAY
This day will be set as the arrival day for all delegates. Icebreakers and team building activities will be conducted to establish and strengthen bonds among the participants. Moreover, the delegates will be briefed about the rules and regulations to be observed during the summit along with the guidelines for the case study competition.
DAY 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF ASEAN I
The history of ASEAN, from its founding to its expansion as well as its short and long term goals, will be discussed during this day. The delegates will listen to various talks that surround the three ASEAN pillars – the Political-Security Community, the Economic Community, and the Socio-Cultural Community, in order to guide them for the case study competition. Breakout sessions will also be conducted for the delegates to discuss their ideas and integrate what they’ve learned from the talks to their case study.
DAY 2 : FUNDAMENTALS OF ASEAN II
This day will be devoted to the specific issues of the ASEAN region. All the discussions will center on the key issues that the ASEAN is currently addressing, which will be conducted by political figures and renowned personalities from the ASEAN region. To formally close the day, a cultural night will be held wherein the delegates and observers showcase their culture through their national costumes and various performances.
DAY 3 : MENTORSHIP AND IMMERSION
In preparation for the case study presentation, the delegates will be given time for consultation with their assigned mentors for the day. The delegates will also take part in an immersion wherein the delegates will see more of the Philippines. This provides them with an alternate avenue for learning about one of the ASEAN countries, the Pearl of the Orient. They will also get the chance to purchase souvenirs for them to take home.
DAY 4 : CASE STUDY COMPETITION AND CLOSING CEREMONY
This day will be allotted for the presentation of the delegate groups’ case studies. After the presentation, delegates and observers will be given time to prepare for the closing ceremony of the ASEAN Youth Summit 2018 to formally end the program.
The Case Study Competition
Throughout the years, the ASEAN Member-States continue to experience a series of complex problems. Although each nation has exerted much effort to address these issues, they still continue to persist. Through the case study competition of ASEAN Youth Summit 2018, these different issues will be analyzed and innovative solutions from different aspects of society will be prepared and proposed. This enables the people to problems from different angles and think of solutions with different approaches. With this, they can offer a wider range of solutions, particularly solutions that fall under the ASEAN’s three pillars – the Political-Security Community, the Economic Community, and the Socio-Cultural Community.
The summit will be dedicated on building these solutions of the different delegate groups. Delegates will be guided through the talks, activities, and breakout sessions in order to form their solutions. This also allows the delegates to experience the dynamics of working with people outside their own institutions.
During the last day, the delegate groups will present their case and their solution to a panel of judges. After deliberation, the judges will choose a total of 3 winners – 1 group per ASEAN pillar.
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