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ASEAN Korea Debate Championship 2020

Deadline for applications: October 13, 2020

Asia Exchange Association hosts ‘2020 ASEAN-Korea Youth Debate Championship’ on the 27 ~ 28 Nov. 2020 in cooperation with Busan Metropolitan City with an aim to maximize the outcome of the ‘ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit’ and to build cooperative relations with ASEAN nations as a part of ‘New Southbound Policy’ to provide a place for continuous exchange among the leaders of the next generation in ASEAN and Korea.
This event will be a venue where young generation gather together to identify problems in various fields such as politics, economy, society, and international relations ASEAN and Korea face today and discuss ways to prepare for a positive future. It will be the place for continuous exchange between the
youths of ASEAN and Korea.
We look forward to the interest and participation of ASEAN-Korea youth leaders who will lead the future society.

Official Dates

Application Period: 14 Sep, 2020(Mon) ~ 13 Oct, 2020(Thur)
by 12pm KST
Announcement: mid-Oct, 2020*TBD

Date and Venue of the Debate

27 Nov, 2020 ~ 28 Nov, 2020, Busan Metropolitan City
※Offline event could be replaced by online due to Covid-19


University of Graduate School students from ASEAN or Korea with interest in ASEAN-Korea issues in the area of culture and societe, economy and politics and security

  • Team of 4 members
  • Individual or a team up to 4 members (individual participant or a team less than 4 members must participate both in presentation and debate under the same conditions as team participants (4 members)


  • 1st place – iPadAir
  • 2nd place AirPod Pro
  • 3rd place 100,000 KRW worth of goods


  • Application Form
  • Presentation File (PPT or PDF maximum 20 pages)
  • Application form and presentation form available on the website

via email

Official Language


Debate Topic by Sector

(Please choose one topic from Society-Culture, Economy and Politics-Security)
ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Plan against COVID-19 to overcome the stagnation of international cultural exchange
ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Plan against COVID-19 for Sustainable Economic Development
ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Plan against COVID-19 for New Security Fields (Health, Hygiene and Security)

Hosted & Organized: Asia Exchange Association, Busan Foundation for International Cooperation

Sponsored: Busan Metropolitan City


  • Application and any document or data submitted will not be returned, and all
    civil and criminal liability arising from imitation of idea or technology of the third
    party lies with the applicant
  • If false information or unfair behavior is detected on the submitted data,
    sanctions such as cancellation of selection will be taken, and no objection will
    be accepted
  • Eligibility for participation in the debate will be granted to those who passed
    the first document screening

Contact: Asia Exchange Association (+82-2-769-1140, 1063)

See program details and applications HERE.

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