Fourth Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME4) in Kuala Lumpur

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The Fourth  Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) of Ministers for Education (ASEMME4)

was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13 and 14 May 2013 and attended by 152 participants from 34 ASEM members and 7 international organisations. The meeting was preceded by the Second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM2) on 12 May 2013.

Under the overarching theme of "Strategising ASEM Education Collaboration”, the Meeting defined concrete activities to put policy into practice. These topics, namely "Quality Assurance and Recognition”, "Engaging Business and Industry in Education”, "Balanced Mobility” and "Lifelong Learning including Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)” were already identified by the Ministers in the previous Ministerial Meeting in Copenhagen as key policy areas of the ASEM Education Process.

The “Global Inventory on National Qualification Frameworks”jointly produced by UIL; European Training Foundation and CEDEFOF (European Centre for Vocational Education and Training) at the request of the ASEM Ministers of Education was presented on May 12  at the Second Senior Official’s Meeting  see power point .  It was acknowledged by the Ministers as an important on-going work in the ASEM educational process