The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) Vietnam cordially invites colleagues to the ASEM Conference on "Increasing Opportunities and Removing Obstacles for Lifelong Learning" co-organized and sponsored by the MOET Vietnam, the Danish Ministry of Education and in cooperation with the ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning, the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark.
The ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub Advisory Board Meeting in Beijing 2008 and the recent ASEM Education Ministers Meeting (ASEM EMM2) in Hanoi, May 2009 acknowledged that lifelong learning provides a solid framework for sustainable human resource development, which generates economic growth, social welfare and enables individuals to pursue stimulating learning opportunities at all stages of their lives. Therefore, it deserves specific attention for intensified cooperation among the ASEM countries.
Representatives from member countries, however, suggested that in order to strengthen the coordination and development of lifelong learning in both regions, it is important to have a clearer definition and common understanding of the scope and activities of lifelong learning.
Against this background, Vietnam identifies the theme "Increasing Opportunities and Removing Obstacles for Lifelong Learning" for this conference.