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Thursday, 21 March 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The 5th ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting 2019

What?

The ASEAN Foundation is organising its 5th ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting 2019 (5th AFMAM 2019) in Thailand. The 5th AFMAM 2019 targets students of tertiary education level from across ASEAN region to understand diplomacy and how decision makers of ASEAN Member States address regional issues at the various ASEAN meetings. For the first time, “ASEAN Plus” engagement is introduced in the AFMAM as the 5th AFMAM 2019 will involve “ASEAN Plus Australia” mechanisms. If you are selected, be prepared to interact with your Australian fellow delegates in the simulations!

Why?

The 5th AFMAM 2019 promises an authentic experience to understand ASEAN affairs and its relations with Australia in an “ASEAN Plus” framework. It is an interactive process where YOU, the students, will role-play various levels of ASEAN and Australian officials engaging in various levels of meeting simulations. It will be an interesting and enjoyable experience!

Take a snapshot peek of the previous events in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 !

When and where?

The 5th AFMAM 2019 will be running from 4 to 9 July 2019 in Thailand. Other important dates are:

22 March 2019

Open applications

23 April 2019

Deadline of application submission

1 – 8 May 2019

Applications assessment and selection

26 May 2019

Teams announcement

27 May – 30 June 2019

Online workshop for selected teams

3 July 2019

Arrival

4 – 5 July 2019

On-site coaching workshops

6 – 8 July 2019

Simulation exercises

9 July 2019

Institutional visit

10 July 2019

Return

How?

ASEAN interested students are required to form a team of seven that comprises six students from tertiary education level as Team Members and one faculty/academic member as Team Advisor. All must be ASEAN nationals and same nationalities in the team.

Teams comprising members and advisor from different universities/institutions, various academic backgrounds, and promoting gender balance are considered advantageous. Those from education institutions outside the capitals are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

Team Members

  • Enrolled as a student of tertiary education institution taking diploma or undergraduate studies (or equivalent level) from any disciplines at education institutions in the ASEAN Member States when the programme takes place
  • Between 18 and 25 years of age when the programme takes place
  • English proficient, verbal and written

Team Advisor

  • Faculty/academic member (lecturer or teaching assistant) of a department or faculty of a tertiary education institution in the ASEAN Member States when the programme takes place
  • 25 years old or older on 1 July 2019
  • English proficient, verbal and written

Role of Team Advisor

  • Focal point of the Team
  • Lead and guide the Team
  • Advise and coach the Team related to content (possessing general knowledge on issues related to the AFMAM thematic focus)
  • Allocate time to participate in two to three online preparatory coaching sessions
  • Provide constructive inputs for the improvement of AFMAM

Please register HERE ! For your own convenience, we strongly suggest that you have all the following information and documents of all Team Members and Team Advisor ready at hand before starting data entry:

  1. Personal data
  2. Full face photo in soft copy (please ensure your file is in JPG or JPEG format and does not exceed 500 KBs)
  3. Letter of recommendation from respective department/faculty/university/education institution for each person (please ensure that your file is in PDF format and does not exceed 500 KBs). This is written in free format on letterhead paper signed by authorised official of your institution verifying the following:

a) For Team Members: name, department, faculty, and the current semester you are at

b) For Team Advisor: name and current status at the institution

  1. List of five most noteworthy personal achievements of each applicant (please share not more than 5 achievements briefly and concisely, do not write a CV!)
  2. A Team’s essay on “The Role of ASEAN and Australian Youth in Advancing the ASEAN – Australia Friendly Relations” in not more than 500 words.

USEFUL TIP: Before completing the form, firstly put all your files (be mindful of the required specifications!) in one folder for easy access.

In addition to the above requirements, please submit a 1.5-minute creative video which introduces each personnel (both Team Advisor and Team Members) along with their respective achievements. Post it at YouTube account of one of the team’s personnel and share the video link in the designated space in the application form.

USEFUL TIP: If your video link is too long, please use Bitly (https://bitly.com/), a URL shortening service and link management platform conveniently available online, to shorten it. Please do not infringe other parties’ copyrights relating to your video!

See BELOW for the acceptance process of your applications!

What will you get?

  • Free registration/application
  • Round trip air travel from the capital city of the country of origin to the venue in Thailand
  • Accommodation and meals
  • An exciting and unforgettable lifetime experience with us and your peers from other ASEAN Member States and Australia

Time will not wait!

Please submit your Team’s application by 23 April 2019, 23.59, Jakarta time. Don’t let go of this golden opportunity of becoming a cadre of future young leaders of ASEAN!

*****Only successful applicants will be notified*****

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