Advisory Board Members

1. Members of the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the ASEM LLL Hub consists of representatives from national ministries and international organisations active in the field of lifelong learning.

The Board has one member from each participating country, preferably from the ministry responsible for education and the national LLL strategy, except when that partner country has more than one ministry active in the field of lifelong learning. The member can be a senior official from the department for lifelong learning or higher education or international (ASEM) cooperation which line-manage the ASEM LLL Hub universities in respective country.  Each country can bring in as many representatives to the meetings of the Advisory Board as it wishes, but only one member can vote.

The members from the relevant international organisations are senior leaders invited by the Chair of the ASEM LLL Hub and/or the Chair and Co-Chair of the Advisory Board.

The mandate of an Advisory Board member is to be active until a new person from the same country’s ministry / international organisation is nominated. It is expected that an Advisory Board member is actively participating for more than one year so he/she can follow the activity of the Hub and perform substantial work for the ASEM LLL Hub.

2. Responsibilities of the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board

  • is established in order to reinforce the basic principles of applied research in the work of the five research networks.
  • advises and provides support to the University Council and five research networks, i.e. points out new policy challenges and relevant research areas.
  • members are active in exchanging experiences, good practices and disseminating findings of the research networks in the national context – policy makers and professionals/practitioners – as well as in the ASEM Education Process (e.g. Biannual ASEM Education Minister Meetings)
  • relates studies done by other international organisations relevant to the work in the ASEM LLL Hub i.e. EU, UNESCO and OECD, and discuss how findings can be incorporated into the Hub’s work.
  • helps raise funds for research activities and exchanges within the ASEM LLL Hub.

3. Working modalities of the Advisory Board

  • The Advisory Board meeting is concurrent with the Biannual meeting of the University Council and the ASEM LLL conference. It is a venue to share views, challenges and good practices in policy making between ASEM countries.
  • The participation of Advisory Board members at meetings and conferences is financed by the member’s country and organisation. A limited number of subsidies might be available from the host country for some members on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Decisions of the Advisory Board are made through the consensus of the Board members and followed majority vote if needed.

Chairmanship and co-chairmanship of the Advisory Board

4.1 The chairmanship and co-chairmanship of the Advisory Board rotates on a voluntary basis. Both last a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 3 years. The candidature for the chairmanship and the co-chairmanship is proposed on a voluntary basis. The approval of the majority (over 50%) of the Advisory Board members present at the meeting is needed to become chair or co-chair.

4.2 If the chair comes from a European ASEM member country, the co-chair must come from an Asian member country, and vice-versa. When the chair steps down, the co-chair becomes the chair.

4.3 The following chairmanship responsibilities is divided between the chair and the co-chair of the Advisory Board. One is responsible for Asia, the other for Europe:

  • consolidate the AB membership and update the list of members once a year;
  • coordinate the activities of the Advisory Board;
  • organise Advisory Board meetings in collaboration with the Hub Secretariat and the host countries or host organisations;
  • represent the Advisory Board at education ministerial meetings of ASEM partner countries; and
  • coordinate the expansion of the Advisory Board and strengthen partnerships with all ASEM partner countries.

4.4 In cooperation with the ASEM LLL Hub Secretariat in Copenhagen, the chair and co-chair prepare the agenda for the Advisory Board meetings, arrange secretarial support to organise meetings, invite members, chair the meetings and circulate the minutes to all members and relevant organisations.
5. List of the ASEM LLL Hub Advisory Board Members

1. Australia2. Austria3. Bangladesh4. BelgiumThe ASEAN Secretariat
5. Brunei6. Bulgaria7. Cambodia8. China
9. Cyprus10. Czech Republic11. Denmark12. Estonia
13. Finland14. France15. Germany16. GreeceAsia-Europe Foundation
17. Hungary18. India19. Indonesia20. Ireland
21. Italy22. Japan23. Laos24. LatviaUNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
25. Lithuania26. Luxembourg27. Malaysia28. Malta
29. Mongolia30. Myanmar31. The Netherlands32. New Zealand
33. Norway34. The Philippines35. Pakistan36. PolandOECD
37. Portugal38. Romania39. Russian Federation40. Singapore
39. Slovakia42. Slovenia39. South Korea44. Spain
44. Sweden46. Switzerland43. Thailand48. United Kingdom
49. Vietnam