In 2023, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the European Union (EU) will celebrate their 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. In this regard, the Embassy of the ROK to the EU will hold an end-of-the-year event to reflect on the deepening ROK-EU relationship and share ideas on its cooperation potentials.
Earlier this year, the Embassy has launched a 『Public Perception Survey』 dedicated to understanding the mutual public perception between the citizens of ROK and EU. In this light, we would like to share the results of the survey with the relevant officials and the public. Prof. Han Jeong Hun of Seoul National University in charge of the project will deliver the presentation. Given that the scope of the survey includes politics, economy and culture, it will provide a multi-dimensional understanding on how EU citizens and Koreans view each other.
The Embassy has also launched a 『Logo Design Contest』 running from October to November (Details can be found on the Embassy homepage). We would like to announce the results of the contest and present the 1st place-awarded logo.
Following the ceremony, H.E. Yoon Soon-gu, the Ambassador of ROK to the EU, will deliver a lecture on the ROK-EU relationship. This will be a special occasion for the students and audiences to hear on the ROK-EU bilateral relationship, and will also be a meaningful chance to engage in a Q&A session with the Ambassador. After the lecture, the floor will be open for a free discussion time for the participants to mingle with each other.
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Event Moderator: Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, VUB CSDS
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch Session for VUB students (*upon RSVP)
13:00 - 13:10 Opening
H.E. Yoon Soon-gu, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Belgium and EU and Permanent Representative to the NATO
Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific, European External Action Service (EEAS)
13:10 - 13:20 ROK-EU 60th anniversary Logo Design Award Ceremony
Awardees TBA/Group Photo Session
13:20 - 13:40 ROK-EU Mutual Public Perception Survey Presentation
Speaker: Prof. Han Jeong Hun, Professor of Korea Politics, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University
13:40 - 14:00 Q&A Time
14:00 - 14:20 The Past, Present and the Future of ROK-EU Relationship
Lecturer: H.E. Yoon Soon-gu, Ambassador of Korea to the EU
14:20 - 14:40 Q&A Time
14:40 Tea Time and Free Discussion between the participants
This event is generously sponsored by