Project Name:   ASEAN Youth Cultural Forum
Short Name :   -
Partner :   AUN Member Universities
Objectives :   To enhance and strengthen mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation in order to maintain, preserve, and enrich each ASEAN country through cultural performances, compose of music, song, and dance.
Highlights :   A platform for talented ASEAN youth in singing, dancing and musical performances.

The ASEAN Youth Cultural Forum was initiated to appreciate and share each of the ASEAN countries' cultures and traditions. The Forum has become AUN’s annual activity dedicated to young people who are talented in either traditional or contemporary performances.


The Forum presents a unique opportunity for the ASEAN to express its deepest cultural and traditional values. The participants, in particular the youths, share their unique ideas and experiences of music, songs, and dances through lecture, workshop and performances. In addition, the Forum helps young people to develop adequate knowledge and good understanding of diverse cultures and to encourage unanimity across the region through the exchange of different cultures and ideas.


The Forum covers one-week activities in which participants can involve themselves in the essence of ASEAN heritages. The Forum, then, will cover four main activities namely; 

-  workshop
-  cultural programme
-  cultural trip 
-  The initiation of new performances which are encouraged by and extracted from the workshop. The new performances are mostly the new combination of the traditional performances of each ASEAN country and the lesson learnt from the host country during the workshop.


List of event (2003-2019)

1st  Nanyang Technological University 20-25 June 2012 Singapore Singapore
2nd Chulalongkorn University 21-25 June 2013  Bangkok  Thailand
3rd Universiti Brunei Darussalam  23 – 27 June 2014   Bandar Seri Begawan  Brunei Darussalam
4th  University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Ateneo De Manila University 2016  Manila Philippines
5th  Royal University of Phnom Penh 26-31 August, 2007 Phnom Penh   Cambodia
6th  Vietnam National University-HCM  28 July – 2 August 2008  Ho Chi Minh  Viet Nam
7th Burapha University, Chulalongkorn Univrsity, Mahidol University 10-15 May 2009  Nakhonpathom and Bangkok  Thailand
8th  National University of Singapore  7-12 June 2010 Singapore  Singapore
9th  Gadjah Madah University  23-27 May 2011  Yogyakarta  Indonesia
10th  Universiti Brunei Darussalam 6-11 October 2012   Bandar Seri Begawan  Brunei Darussalam
11th University of Malaya   4-9 November 2013  Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia
12th  Universiti Indonesia  7-12 September 2014  Depok  Indonesia
13th De La Salle University

6-11 September 2015

 Manila  Philippines
14th University Sains Malaysia   2016  Penang  Malaysia
15th Universitas Gadjah Mada  2017   Yogyakarta  Indonesia
16th  Ateneo de Manila Univesity 2018   Manila  Philippines
17th National University of Laos 2019   Vientiane  Laos