International Youth Exchange (with 34 countries)

Republic of Korea
The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
Key objectives of the measure:

▪It is to strengthen the global competence of the youths aged 15-24 and young leaders through the international exchanges. 

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
legislative, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

▪ The project is implemented under the Framework Act on Juveniles and the Act on the Support for Out-of-School Juveniles. It helps youths participating in diverse activities of international exchange (volunteer activities and participation in international conference and events, forums and performances) to attain global leadership and international citizenship. It also promotes cultural diversity by diversifying partner countries for youth exchange, forging friendly ties with foreign countries and laying a foundation for cooperative ties. 
▪ The youths who joined the foreign culture experience programs or international exchanges with 36 countries from 1979 to 2017 totaled 11,583. The international exchange was not confined to East Asia, but diversified to include Africa (Egypt), West Asia (United Arab Emirates), and South America (Argentina and Colombia). 

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

▪ With the youth exchange program, the countries promote friendly ties, and the youths attain global competence. The program expands the basis to nourish the competence of youths, promoting their culture experience activities jointly with local communities. By sharing the substantive results of the exchange, it can also develop exchange models involving deeper networking.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

3,903,312 dollar (as of 2016)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)