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Informal Advisory Board meeting


									 Taking stock of progress, interests and envisaged
challenges for the Advisory Board of the ASEM LLL

               Bangkok, Thailand

                  20 July, 2009.
Content of the presentation

1. Progress in terms of political support
2. What is the LLL Hub for?
3. What is added-value of the Hub?
4. What future challenges does the Hub face
5. How can the Hub be sustained in long run?
Progress in terms of political support

- ASEMME I. Berlin, 5/6 May 2008, Conclusions by the Chair:
- The meeting agreed:

       - (8) To intensify EU-Asia cooperation in the field of
         lifelong learning.
       - The Meeting encouraged the ASEM Lifelong Learning
         HUB to extend its network to all ASEM partners and to
         increase its research activities.
       - Higher education institutions play a key role in lifelong
Progress in terms of political
- Seventh Asia-Europe Meeting, Beijing, 24-25 October
- Chair's Statement:
   - „38. Leaders recognized that human resources
     development constitutes a key factor in poverty reduction
     and economic and social development.
   - They renewed their commitment to further strengthen
     their cooperation in human resources development,
     capacity building and sustained dialogue and exchanges in
     primary and higher education, vocational training and
     lifelong learning.
   - Leaders endorsed the outcome of the First ASEM
     Education Ministerial Meeting held in Germany and looked
     forward to a substantive outcome of the Second ASEM
     Education Ministerial Meeting to be held in Vietnam.
Progress in terms of political

- ASEMME 2. Hanoi, 14/15 Mai 2009.
- Chair’s Conclusion:
   - LLL provides a sloid framework for sustainable HRD
   - Deserves specific attention for intensified cooperaton among the
     ASEM countries
   - LLL is a long-term recovery instrument responding to the crisis
   - Strengthen the role of ASEM LLL Hub
   - Deepen common understanding of LLL
   - Make research and research-based policy recommendations in
     the fields of LLL
   - Expand the existing LLL cooperation to cover all ASEM countries
 What is this mandate means?

- Acknowledgement of LLL and the work of the HUB
- Why LLL?
   -   response to the emerging needs of knowledge economy and society
   -   most frequently used term in policy papers
   -   quite well defined and conceptualised
   -   BUT in practice it is context dependent – policy understandings vary different socio-political and socio-cultural factors
- Four fundamental features of LLL (EPA, 2001. OECD)
   - systematic view – overarching framework for policy development
   - centrality of learners – a shift from supply side to demand to meet
     learners’ needs
   - Motivation to learn – special attention to develop capacity for learning
   - Multiple objectives of education – life-cycle view recognises multiple
    LLL Framework offers directions to
    address 5 systemic features

-   Improving access, quality and equity – all networks
-   Ensuring foundation skills – Network No. 3., No.5
-   Recognising all forms of learning – Network No.1.,
-   Mobilising resources, rethinking resource allocation
    across all sectors and settings – Network No.4.
-   Ensuring collaboration among wide range of partners
    and stakeholders – all networks
What is the LLL HUB for?

An umbrella network of Asian and European
universities in LLL
carry out evidence-based comparative research
facilitate dialogue between researchers and
Providing opportunities for collaboration and
meeting place to share research findings and
exchange of views
strengthen relationship and increase mutual
understanding between Asia and Europe
Serving as research observatory
Model of Organisation of
the ASEM LLL Hub:
 „Open Space”: A yearly meeting place for LLL
 initiatives in Asia and Europe

 University Network: Research Programme &
 Network on LLL: Five research networks with more
 than 70 researchers,
 LLL Hub Secretariat and Chairmanship at Danish
 School of Education
 Advisory board – Chairmanship in MOE HU, with
 ministry representatives
Added – value of the LLL HUB

 Under a political umbrella (ASEM dialogue)
 Connection with ASEF
 A stable and constant cooperation between the EU
 and Asia.
 Not just a project-oriented cooperation
 Based on equal partnership and not influenced by
 knowledge export market mechanisms
 Its content of work based on consensus
 Providing meeting place for researchers,
 practitioners and policy people
 Connecting other processes or in Europe and Asia
The Advisory Board of the
 Expansion of the AB
 Consolidating the work of the AB
  – ToR
        to guide its work
        to provide internal rules
 Consolidating partnership with university network
 In principle:
  – Reinforce applied research
  – Identify policy demands
 Making use of the dual structure of the Hub for
 interconnecting research and policy
Future vision

 Expansion of the HUB + AB
 Expand the number of research networks and activities
 according to policy demands
 More comprehensive and sustainable partnership
 Production of new knowledge and transfer of this knowledge
 to the benefit of educational development in member
 countries in the form of a structured dialogue and regular
 exchange of experiences (use the HUB as an asset for peer
 learning or review)
 Increase visibility – communication platforms, publications,
 bigger international conference, web-site, press, etc.
 Use the Hub as an umbrella for mobility

            All requires a stable budget frame
Budgetary proposal endorsed by the

-   based on voluntary contribution
-   based on contract
-   should apply output criteria for accountability
-   Should take into consideration of the weight of the economie
    (Floor and ceiling)
-   Make use of ODA (where it is possible)
-   Keeping the Hub work (costs of operation)
-   Voluntary contributions for
     – Secreteriate, Publications, Conferences, seminars, Web-
        site, PR,
-   In principle, research is financed by the participating
-   AB by the ministries
-   Chairmanship of the AB by the chair country
– Feasibility of expansion
– Feasibility of vision
– Feasibility of the proposal


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