the ASEM education secretariat

Third Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME3)

Shaping an ASEM education area 

The Third Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME3) was hosted by Denmark in Copenhagen on 9 and 10 May 2011. The meeting was attended by 160 participants from 40 ASEM member countries and chaired by the Danish Minister for Education. 

The Meeting warmly welcomed representatives from the new ASEM members Australia, New Zealand and the Russian Federation, who joined the ASEM Process during the 8th ASEM Summit held in Brussels, October 2010. 

Four main topics were discussed during this third ministerial meeting and introduced by speakers of different ASEM members. The topic of quality assurance and recognition was introduced by both the European Commission and the Republic of Korea. The second topic of engaging business and industry in education was presented by Malaysia. The introductory remarks on the third topic of balanced mobility were given by China. Vietnam focused on the fourth topic of lifelong learning including vocational education and training.

Furthermore, the Ministers welcomed Malaysia's offer to host the Fourth Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education in 2013.


Conference documents:

Supporting documents


Preparations for ASEMME3 started with the First Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM1) on 24 and 25 January 2011, in Copenhagen, Denmark.