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EU Delegation to Korea Newsletter, 24 July 2018

23/07/2018 - 04:02
EU Delegation to South Korea - Newsletter

EURAXESS South Korea officially launched

On 13 July 2019 EURAXESS South Korea was officially launched by Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea Dr. Michael Reiterer in Seoul. The EURAXESS initiative supports mobility and career development of researchers from all over the world with the main emphasis of providing information on the European research institutions, European funding opportunities and job vacancies. EURAXESS is coordinated by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation.

More than 150 participants discussed topics related to mobility of researchers, international cooperation and joint EU-Korea projects. The event was designed around panel discussions and 2 parallel workshops where researchers had to opportunity to get insights on how to submit proposals under the prestigious European funding schemes for individual researchers from the Marie Curie Sklodovska Actions and the European Research Council. Read more


EU Delegation to Korea participates in 2018 Seoul Queer Culture Festival

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea participated in the 19th Seoul Queer Culture Festival and the queer parade to show support for non-discrimination. The European Union is combating discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation. The EU Delegation to Korea promoted an inclusive society to the Korean public at the event. Read more


The EU Delegation to Korea and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics Video

The video of the EU Delegation to Korea's participation in the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympics and its support for equal opportunities and human rights is officially launched now. Click here to watch


EU and Japan sign Economic Partnership Agreement

The European Union and Japan signed a deep and comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, called the "Economic Partnership Agreement" (EPA).

The trade agreement is the biggest ever negotiated by the EU and will create an open trade zone covering over 600 million people.

Though EU firms already export over €58bn in goods and €28bn in services to Japan every year, many of them still face trade barriers when exporting, which make it hard for them to compete. This trade agreement will not only remove these barriers, it will help shape global trade rules in line with the EU's high standards and shared values, and sends a powerful signal that two of the world's biggest economies clearly reject protectionism. The EU believes in and stands by the principle that "If we can work together effectively on the basis of open markets, our economies will gain, our businesses will gain, and our consumers will gain". Read more


ASEM12 Summit: "Global partners for global challenges"

The EU will host the 12th Summit of the Asia Europe Meting (ASEM12) in Brussels on 18-19 October 2018. The ASEM12 Summit will be chaired by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. The Summit’s overarching theme will be “Global partners for global challenges”, and Leaders will address issues and challenges of common interest for European and Asian partners.

The ASEM Summit is the highest platform for dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe.  The ASEM Summits are attended by the leaders of 51 partner countries and two institutional partners (the EU and ASEAN). Held biannually, the hosting of the Summit rotates between Europe and Asia, and offers a unique opportunity to promote common understanding between the two continents, and to address ASEM partners’ common challenges. ASEM12 will be the most significant gathering of European and Asian leaders in 2018, and the single largest international high-level meeting in Brussels this year. Read more

Upcoming Events


EU Gateway - Environment & Water Technologies Business mission, 13 - 17 September, COEX Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul

ASEM Summit, 18-19 October, Brussels

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