Europe in the World

EU-Korea convergence & partnerships
10 Nov 2020 09:00 - 11:00
Source: Asia centre

This online panel is organised by the Asia Center. Brigitte Dekker will contribute to the second panel: Future opportunities of EU-ROK cooperation in specific areas of competence and excellence. Register here.

EU-Korea convergence and partnerships 10 years after the EU-Korea FTA, in the post Covid era and within the US-China trade war

Asia Centre is delighted to host a distinguished panel to discuss the current status of EU and Republic of Korea partnerships, relations and cooperation on multilateral issues and focused sectors of mutual interest.

Panel 1: The points of convergence within the analysis of post Covid international relations

  • Maximilian Mayer (University of Bonn): Introduction
  • Antoine Bondaz (FRS, SciencesPo): The Covid-19 pandemic as a great opportunity for greater EU-Korea coordination and cooperation
  • Nicola Casarini (Istituto Affari Internazionali): EU-Korea strategic partnership ten years after. Opportunities, and challenges, in the age of Covid and mounting US-China tensions 
  • Paul Andre (SciencesPo): Is Korea on the threshold of the G7? Strategic opportunities and challenges ahead in the perspective of an enlarged G7
  • René Consolo (French diplomat who worked in Pyongyang): The European Union’s Restrictive Measures against North Korea : a medium term view, beyond the current difficulties. Looking at solutions beyond the deadlock

Transition: Elisabeth Suh (SWP): Certain uncertainty – the cyber challenge posed by Pyongyang

Panel 2: Future opportunities of EU-ROK cooperation in specific areas of competence and excellence

  • Ramon Pacheco-Pardo (King’s College): Reassessment of the goals intended and achieved through the EU-ROK FTA
  • Tereza Novotna (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow): What EU-ROK partnership within the US-China Conflict?
  • Brigitte Dekker (the Clingendael Institute): EU-ROK digital connectivity: United, we must stand. The implications of China’s techno-nationalism for the European Union and the Republic of Korea (co-written with Maaike Okano-Heijmans)
  • Rafal Smoczynski (Polish Academy of Science): The status of Korean soft power in Europe (co-written with Eriks Varpahovskis)

Also, read Brigitte Dekker's and Maaike Okano-Heijmans' article. This article aims at studying the EU-ROK digital connectivity and future potential for EU-ROK cooperation in the digital field, in which China is trying to become a leader. 


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