Japan‐East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths
Supporter’s Guide to JENESYS Programme 2010
（For the government / relevant government organizations of participating countries） rd revision in September, 2010 The 3
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1. Programme Outline
(1) Background and Objectives At the Second East Asia Summit (EAS) which was held in January 2007, the Government of Japan announced a plan to implement a 35‐billion‐yen youth exchange programme, inviting 6,000 young people to Japan mainly from the EAS member states (ASEAN, Australia, China, India, New Zealand, and the ROK) every year for 5 years, with a view to establishing a basis for Asia’s stalwart solidarity by expanding youth exchange. Based on this plan, the Government of Japan launched the Japan‐East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme in 2007. Various kinds of exchange programmes, including inviting and dispatching youths have been implemented in cooperation with concerned countries and organizations. This programme is expected to deepen mutual understanding among young people who will assume important roles in the next generation in each East Asia country. (2) Implementation Structures As in the above chart, the Government of Japan provides the funds necessary for implementation of the programme for the ASEAN Secretariat and the latter assumes responsibility for implementing the programme in all the participating countries. Based on the agreement with the ASEAN Secretariat, JICE, one of the sub‐contractors, is responsible for the operation of a part of the short‐term invitation programme and undertakes all the necessary arrangements such as travel arrangements, preparation for the pre‐departure programme and the programme in Japan. In operating the programme, JICE works in close cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, the Government of respective participating countries and domestic organizations such as
high schools and NGOs for international exchanges in Japan. For the purpose of reference, attached herewith is Operation Guidelines which is a part of the written agreement between JICE and the ASEAN Secretariat. The guidelines organize the necessary procedures for the programme implementation and also specify the scope of work to be carried out by JICE, referred to as second party in the guidelines. The work by JICE covers assistance in formulation and announcement of the invitation schedule, visa applications, travel ...