APEC Sport Policy Network (ASPN)

On 1 September 2016 the first APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Education and Career Planning for Young Athletes was convened by Chinese Taipei’s Sports Administration, Ministry of Education in Taipei. There were 25 government sports officials, senior sports scholar and experts from 14 APEC economies in attendance, including Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Peru, The Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, The United States, and Viet Nam. These 14 economies were gathering to discuss the policies regarding the career planning of young athletes and also the effective ways for public-private-partnership (PPP) to strengthen the career development for young athletes. Furthermore, the APEC Sports Policy Network (ASPN) was also officially launched after the high level policy dialogue with the consensus of participated APEC economies.

The goal of ASPN is to promote the well-being of all athletes and achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth through sports in the region. The ASPN has been working on building the region’s human capacity and achieving this goal. The network’s mission is to share knowledge, experience, and skills to strengthen human resource development and promote sustainable economic growth in APEC.

To effectively implement the ASPN’s tasks, the ASPN Secretariat is located in the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER). The works of ASPN Secretariat include communicating with ASPN members, providing APEC sports related issues and the compendium of APEC sports policies, publishing the APEC Sports Newsletter, maintaining ASPN official website, updating ASPN directory and organizing annual workshops/summits.