A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cultural Cooperation

República de Corea
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The South Korean government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cultural cooperation such as cultural and artistic and creative industries, cultural heritage, and language education between countries, forming a framework for cooperation on bilateral cultural products and services and expert exchange. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is signed by two cultural ministries as representatives and is generally negotiated over a period of three to five years. Programs, signed as a memorandum of understanding (MOU), recognize the principles of the 2005 Convention and promotes exchange of information, expertise, and capacity building in the cultural arts and creative industries. In general, the MOU of understanding includes promoting cooperation between cultural, artistic, and heritage-related organizations, enhancing cultural activities such as literature, performing arts, and visual arts, archaeology, museology, archival materials exhibitions, and exchanging cultural-related publications and audiovisual materials. Countries that have signed bilateral MOUs on culture with the Korean government include Denmark in 2018, Saudi Arabia in 2019, and Malaysia, Colombia, Hungary, and Australia in 2021.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The MOU strengthened the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, including cultural, artistic, and creative industries, and the exchange of cultural heritage materials. It also exchanged the cultural professionals between the two countries for cooperation in the cultural sector, and held seminars for the exchange of expertise and for capacity building. Research and development cooperation were carried out through exchange of information such as cultural experiences and publications between the two countries. Education and training in cultural, artistic, and creative industries, exhibitions, and performance were also executed.
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Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
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