Conceived in 1998, the Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) is a programme under
the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), which has a unique structure that connects
secondary or high schools in Asia and Europe. Through its activities, the AEC
provides opportunities for collaborative learning and intercultural exchanges. It is
a cyber-classroom shared by students and teachers to build stronger bi-regional
networks and partnerships in the course of implementing common online projects
and participating in face-to-face exchanges. In early 2006, the Asia-Europe
Classroom was renamed as the Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET).