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Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum

AusNow Youth Forum

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in partnership with Asia Education Foundation is pleased to host the Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum as part of the Australian Government’s initiative, Australia now ASEAN 2019.


How to Apply

Submit a videoed country position statement responding to ‘digital connectivity’.

The Asia Education Foundation is now inviting Year 9-11 students, in teams of six, who wish to participate in the Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum to submit a two-minute video responding to ‘digital connectivity’ from the perspective of one of the ASEAN member states or Australia.

If selected, your school team along with one staff member will be brought to Sydney for the program, with flights and accommodation covered as part of your ASEAN experience. There, your team will take part in an interactive youth forum with delegates from around Australia, linked via video with peers in Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore. 

Only 11 Australian school teams can attend this program, one for each member of ASEAN, including Australia. 

Key Dates

Registrations Open
: 15 July 9.00am (AEST)

To stay-up-to-date with the registration process, receive 'handy tips' and learning materials, please subscribe to our Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum mailing list with a preferred email address and name.

Registrations Close: 19 September 5.00pm (AEST)

All final submissions must be made via YouTube or Vimeo link sent to the Asia Education Foundation

More details to follow in Term 3. 


Year 9-11 students
(teams of six)
Schools from all sectors are welcome to register


Wednesday 20 November
9.00am - 3.00pm

School Selection Criteria

All video submissions must:

  • adhere to the 2-minute video length;

  • include either a video or audio introduction to those involved in the project. This time will not be deducted from the 2-minute allocation to present the chosen country position.

  • use good evidence (facts and data) to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the chosen country’s current state-of-affairs on digital connectivity;

  • describe the chosen country’s current and potential digital connectivity contribution to the ASEAN region, including ideas for what’s possible; and 

  • propose crucial questions that the Forum should address.

The Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum is funded by the Australian Government and implemented by the Asia Education Foundation at the University of Melbourne.