ASEAN was established in 1967 to integrate the South East Asian Landscape to address various development aspects of the global arena. Cooperation has been strengthened within three communities: the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC); the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC); and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). This has been possible because ASEAN focuses on people-to-people connectivity, which is essential for the formation of strong networks. In particular, the university network nurtures students to become capable and accomplished ASEAN leaders of the future.
This year Thailand is honored to have the chairmanship role of ASEAN, and decided to focus on the theme “Advancing Partnerships for Sustainability”. Prince of Songkhla University will be celebrating this auspicious year by organising the event “ASEAN Youth Forum: Advancing the Partnerships for the Sustainable Promotion of ASEAN Tourism”. Tourism is one of the most powerful mechanisms for helping people to experience multiple cultures and their natural heritage. This event will endeavour to highlight the potential of ASEAN youth to contribute towards the promotion of ASEAN tourism in a sustainable.
• To celebrate the Thai chairmanship of ASEAN.
• To promote the sustainability of ASEAN tourism.
• To promote youth leadership within ASEAN.
• To strengthen relationships amongst universities.
• To form new collaborative networks.
• Speech Contest
• ASEAN Quiz Competition
• Development of an ASEAN tourism project
Around 350 participants will take part in this five-day event. 32 teams of contestants have been invited from universities in ASEAN+3 member countries. The universities were selected according to two criteria – whether they were an AUN member, or were located in the IMT-GT sub-region. All universities have had some kind of previous official collaboration with PSU.
Each team consists of two contestants, one supervisor, and ten registered accompanying students. One of the contestants will participate in the speech contest, and both will take part in the quiz as a pair. In addition, all contestants will groups of about five members each, in order to work on the development of an ASEAN tourism project.
One team has been invited from each university, with a total of 28 universities selected from the ASEAN+3 member countries.
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