The Euro-Asia Summer School celebrated its tenth anniversary this year with the theme ‘EU-East Asia Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation in Global Governance’. The Tenth Euro-Asia Summer School was held in Tokyo, Japan at Hitotsubashi University and Leuven, Belgium, hosted by KU Leuven from August 20th to 30th. Co-organized by four partners – KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Seoul National University, Hitotsubashi University and KU Leuven – the aim of the summer school is to gather talented students to study deeper on global governance from comparative perspectives.
In commemoration of the tenth anniversary, the Korean Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union greeted the students, sharing in his address the importance of close cooperation and mutual interest in issues between the two countries in order to create deeper relationships. He praised the summer school joint program for its initiative in bringing young minds together and sharing culture and perspectives for future global governance.
The importance of creating multilateral and stronger bilateral ties between the three involved countries was emphasized throughout the conference, with visits to the Extended European Action Service and lectures provided by both academics and professionals on the realities of the field. The keystone conference, ‘The Belt and Road Initiative and Global Governance’ exposed the participants to a larger platform to exercise the knowledge and opinions acquired throughout the Euro-Asia Summer School.