• Online submissions only (via google form)
  • Please carefully read the instructions on how to apply.
  • Please read this briefer first before asking questions.

Through the National Youth Commission, the Asia Exchange Association opens the application to the ASEAN-Korea Economic Forum (AKEF): Sectoral Forum of the 9th ASEAN-Korea Economic Forum which will be held from 22nd to 29th of July, 2022 in both online (ASEAN participants) and physical (ASEAN-Korea participants) formats.

The forum aims for the youth to address global agenda regarding economic issues, particularly to pursue project continuity; build networking between participants, and promote in-depth discussion on the agenda in the Socio-Culture; Political- Security; and Economic Sector.

The NYC will be nominating two (2) Filipino youth delegates.

Qualifications for Youth Delegates:

  • Filipino citizen currently residing in the Philippines (can be any of the following: students, out-of-school youth, job seekers, active ASEAN-affiliated youth organization members, working youth private/public sector)
  • 19-29 years old
  • Has a good command of written and spoken English
  • With Philippine passport or PSA-issued birth certificate (to verify citizenship only)
  • Must be willing to be an NYC volunteer or to comply with post-program activities
  • Must be able to attend & participate in the whole duration of the program via online including online orientation on June 4, 2022.


  • Fill up the NYC International Programs’ Online Application Form (via google form) completely and accurately.
  • Scanned copy of valid passport or scanned copy of PSA-issued birth certificate (upload via google form)
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae (upload via google form)
  • Accomplished 9th AKEF Application Form (upload via google form)


  • Delegates will be responsible for setting up their own laptop/computer for the online video conference and must ensure a stable internet connectivity throughout the duration of the program.
  • The delegates will be given tasks outside of the program times. 

The following are automatically disqualified:

1. Participants of NYC-coordinated international programs from July 22, 2017 until the present whose airfare, accommodation, and meals were paid for by the organizer;

2. Participants of NYC-coordinated international programs from July 22, 2019 until the present whose airfare was shouldered by the participants and whose accommodation and meals were paid for by the organizer;

3. NYC International Programs Beneficiaries who have not completed their volunteer work hours.

5. Previous NYC International Programs Beneficiaries who have not submitted or accomplished the required post-program obligations or volunteer work.

6. Incomplete requirements; follow up requirements would not be entertained once passed deadline.

How to apply:

  • ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY (via google form)
  • Do not submit multiple forms. Please review your entries before submitting the form.
  • Applicants are advised to strictly follow the instructions for submission.
  • Deadline for submission is 12 noon / April 15, 2022 (Friday).


  • Please send all queries to with subject heading “Query: 9th AKEF”.
  • The NYC reserves the right not to respond to questions which answers are already stated in this briefer or in the online application form.
  • Do not send multiple applications.