On June 2nd-4th, the 2021 International Care Policy Conference ["The Care Economy in Korea: Beyond COVID-19 and Towards a Sustainable Caring Society"] was hosted by the Center for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion (CTMS) of Seoul National University , with the support of Open Society Foundations, Care Work and the Economy from American University and The Population Association of Korea in Seoul, South Korea.
The objectives of the conference were:
- To provide a platform for discussion about the ways in which policies and practices care economy can be created and recognized as a prime component for economic growth.
- To review and learn from innovative and groundbreaking research on care economy to become equipped with this knowledge and generate ideas for the next steps.
The conference brought together over 600 participants from all around the world, representing government agencies, civil society, academia, the private sector, World Bank, UN Women and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The conference served as a platform for sharing experiences of care economy at different levels, from high-level political debates to academia and civil society. Government representatives, members of academia, private corporations and multilateral institutions presented examples of good practice and lessons learned on care economy and economic growth. The main outcome of the conference was a “joint call for action”, which covers the main recommendations emerging from presentations, and discussions.
또한 행사 마지막 날인 6월 4일에는 돌봄 분야 신진 연구자를 위한 워크샵이 열려, 석박사 과정 학생들의 연구 발표를 국내외 학자들이 경청하고 조언하는 학술 교류의 시간을 가졌습니다.