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Conference of the Korean Civic Education Institute for Democracy and the National Election Committee of Korea – Action plans for improving civic education in Cameroon, Fiji, Kosovo, Papua New Guinea, Uganda

Prof. Dr. Seliger, resident representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea gave a congratulatory remark at the conference of Korean Civic Education Institute for Democracy and the National Election Committee of Korea which was held from the 11th until the 19th of June.

Elections are the core of democratic systems, and without trust in elections and the electoral system, democracies cannot work. The Korean National Election Commission partnered with the Korean Civic Education Institute for Democracy to have a workshop with election officials from five countries, Cameroon, Fiji, Kosovo, Papua New Guinea, and Uganda, on improving civic education.

 

After a weeklong workshop, they came together for a conference. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Seliger of Hanns Seidel Foundation, an institution devoted to civic education, gave a congratulatory remark for the event and discussed the proposals by national election officials for improved civic education. The congratulatory remark was held on the 18th of June in Yeouido, Seoul.

 

In many countries, these are huge challenges without proper funding, with many ethnic, language, and cultural barriers within the country as well as already great challenges existing regarding to organize free and fair elections. The election officials were dedicated in participating at the capacity building programme and presented great plans for improving the current situation, where often a lack of civic education is a problem. The conference was charied by Prof. Dr. Jong-Hee Lee.