The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), in partnership with Gwangju Metropolitan City and the Asia Culture Forum (ACF) along with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Republic of Korea, the Asia Culture Center, Gwangju Convention & Visitors Bureau and Chonnam National University, is organising  Cities: Living Labs for Culture? - 8th ASEF Public Forum on Creative Cities in Asia and Europe on 24 November 2015 at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, Korea.

Located in the heart of the city of Gwangju, the new Asia Culture Center serves as the main facility of Gwangju as Hub City of Asian Culture. This project is the single largest cultural project in the history of Korea. It aims to establish a platform for exchanges among Asian countries. The Asia Culture Center, placing art and culture at the centre of the debates, will offer the perfect location for discussions between government representatives and civil society experts on key issues faced by today’s cities in Asia and Europe. The detailed programme is now available online.

The 8th ASEF Public Forum is part of a long-running dialogue series on policy issues of mutual interest and common relevance for Asia and Europe. Past Experts' Meetings and Public Forums have taken place in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2014)Hanoi, Viet Nam (2013), Yangon, Myanmar (2013), Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2012), Melbourne, Australia (2011), Seoul, Korea (2011) and Amsterdam, Netherlands (2010).

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