From 15 to 17 October the 1st ASEM Senior Officials' Meeting will take place at Danube University Krems in preparation for the seventh ASEM Education Ministers' Meeting. Danube University Krems will organize the meeting together with the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research on the topic: The point of continuing education regarding the achievement of goals for a sustainable development of the United Nations.

"Pathways to recognition. A contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) from a Lifelong Learning Perspective"; until 17 October, experts from European and Asian countries will meet under this heading in Krems to discuss the point of continuing education for sustainable development. The meeting is due to take place in preparation for the seventh ASEM Ministerial Conference on Education, which will be held in Bucharest, Romania in May 2019.

Danube University Krems’ Rector, Friedrich Faulhammer emphasized in his welcoming speech, the impact of continuing education in terms of current changes within economy and society. According to Faulhammer, the current education system, at least in Europe, the concept of single educational qualification is an insufficient response to these changes. Faulhammer concluded that in this situation lifelong learning as a contribution to sustainable development is the right answer.

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental process established in 1996, aiming to strengthen dialogue and cooperation on common economic, social, cultural and educational issues. ASEM currently comprises 30 countries from Europe and 21 from Asia.

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