Australian Embassy

Young High Calibre Indonesian Muslim Leaders Wanted

Media Release

21 November 2014

Young High Calibre Indonesian Muslim Leaders Wanted

The Australian Embassy is calling for applications for the 2015 Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program (MEP).

Young, high-calibre Indonesian Muslim leaders are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to become international representatives for Indonesian Islam.

Australian Ambassador for Indonesia, Greg Moriarty, is encouraging young Indonesian Muslim leaders to apply for the chance to represent Indonesia in Australia and to learn more about Australia’s multicultural society.

“This is an important chance for young Muslims in Indonesia to promote interfaith understanding, cooperation and mutual respect and celebrate the diversity of both countries,” Ambassador Moriarty said.

“The program comprises of two groups of young Indonesians travelling to Australia for two weeks during the first half of 2015. They will visit Muslim communities and organisations, as well as take part in Australian cultural activities,” he said. A group of young Australian Muslim leaders will then undertake a similar program in Indonesia later in the year.

MEP builds important and enduring links between Muslim communities in Australia and Indonesia and is funded by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII). The AII works to foster greater understanding and people to people links between Australia and Indonesia.

Paramadina University is coordinating the selection process for Indonesian participants and has been doing so since the program began in 2002. Further information about the program and application process is available at

Applications close on Friday 19 December at 17:00 Jakarta time.

Media Enquiries:
Sanchi Davis (Cultural Attaché) tel. (021) 2550 5260 mob. 0811 959 0304