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Breakout Session 5
Session Organiser:
Association of Korean Local Governments for Social Economy and Solidarity
The Association of Korean Local Governments for Social Economy and Solidarity is a membership organization which consists of 27 local governments (Si, Gun, Gu) in Korea. The mission of the Association is to foster social economy as a strong policy agenda and to develop a cooperative network among local governments for the benefit of local communities as well as Korean society.

The Association was established in March 2013, based on Article 152 of Local Autonomy Law, and the membership is voluntary. The current president of the Association is Chung Yeap Rym, Mayor of Wanju-gun, and seven mayors of other local governments serve as vice presidents and a general secretary. The current members of the Association are : Seongbuk-gu, Dobong-gu, Nowon-gu, Eunpyeong-gu, Seodaemun-gu, Gangseo-gu, Geumcheon-gu, Gangdong-gu in Seoul; Seo-gu in Daegu; Nam-gu, Namdong-gu; Bupyeong-gu in Incheon; Gwangsan-gu in Gwangju; Yuseong-gu in Daejeon; Dong-gu in Ulsan; Suwon-si, Bucheon-si, Gwangmyeong-si, Osan-si, Siheung-si, Seongnam-si in Gyeonggi-do; Hongcheon-gun in Gangwon-do; Asan-si, Nonsan-si, Seocheon-gun in Chungcheongnam-do, Naju-si in Jelloanam-do; and Wanju-gun in Jellabuk-do.
Core Businesses
To achieve this mission the Association has set itself five key areas:
1) Facilitating and supporting capacity building in local governments for social economy
2) Encouraging better community understanding of social economy and increased participation
3) Collaborating in developing influential social economy policies
4) Improving the institutional environment for social economy: collaborating with local councils and the National Assembly for laws that help local governments adopt more aggressive social economy policies such as ‘socially responsible procurement’ and ‘social financing.’
5) Building a strong network with key stakeholders in social economy to promote social economy agenda
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