09.01.2014

EU-South Korea: Current Trends of Cultural Exchange and Future Perspectives

In 2012, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) asked the EENC to map existing trends in cultural exchange between the EU and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and their economic dimension. The request arose in the context of the implementation of the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation, which entered into force in 2011 as part of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

The resulting document presents a mapping of the current reality of cultural exchange between the EU and South Korea in several specific fields, including publishing, performing arts, cultural heritage, the mobility of artists and culture professionals, cultural industries and audiovisual (with a particular focus on co-production), as well as the policies and cooperation frameworks existing in these fields. The report was completed in late 2012 but some tables were updated in September 2013, at the request of DG EAC.

The report was prepared by Marie Le SourdElena Di Federico (both members of staff of On The Move) and Dr Sung-Won Yoon (Assistant Professor, The University of Suwon, Department: Global Business)

.The report includes useful references and weblinks of organisations in the fields of performing arts, publishing, cultural heritage, visual arts and audiovisual as well as a section on cultural mobility. 

Find the full report here

Read a summary article on the online Korean magazine, The Apro