Since its establishment in 1998, the ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) project has been providing opportunities for collaborative learning and intercultural exchanges through the use of ICT among secondary, vocational and high schools in ASEM Partner countries.

Its activities are both face-to-face and online. The focal point of face-to-face activities is the ASEF ClassNet Conference, which takes place on an annual basis alternating between Asia and Europe. The network is also fertile ground for face-to-face school exchanges; these are often an off-shoot of ASEF ClassNet’s online activities. The online activities are widespread and on-going; the highlight being the many diverse and interdisciplinary Online Collaborations that ASEF ClassNet teachers design and carry out with students across Asia and Europe.

Whether face-to-face or online, ASEF ClassNet activities aim to:

  • foster collaborations among secondary, vocational and high school teachers and students in Asia and Europe
  • promote further collaborative, cross-cultural learning and exchanges among ASEM Partner countries
  • encourage the advancement of education through the use of information and communication technology (ICT)
  • develop innovative and interactive platforms offering inter-cultural learning opportunities for secondary, vocational and high schools in Asia and Europe
  • cultivate a network of secondary, vocational and high schools in Asia and Europe