The Program

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Policy-making is a complex task to provide an equitable solution for a multi-faceted problem. In practice, policy-making involves not only policymakers on the government level but also constructive ideas from the grassroots and professionals. Recognizing the need for fresh ideas and perspectives to further upgrade the Indonesia-Korea relationship, the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) in collaboration with the Korea Foundation is proud to organize the Indonesia-Korea New Southern Policy Young Professionals Lab. The two-day program serves as a platform for Indonesia's active professionals to develop a deeper knowledge of the NSP, engage with policymakers and practitioners, delve into problems and formulate solutions for the betterment of Indonesia-Korean affairs.


Ten young professionals will be selected to participate in a two-day hybrid program in Jakarta. The participants will get to join interactive panel discussions and workshops with members of the government, leading institutions, influential experts, and practitioners from both Indonesia and Korea. The program will be concluded with the creation of a Joint Policy Recommendation Paper addressed to both governments and relevant entities, incorporating strategies and solutions from various disciplines for a better implementation of the New Southern Policy in Indonesia, especially in the post-pandemic world.

The program will be held on 24-25 May 2021 in Jakarta, Indonesia. All selected young professionals must attend the program physically, while facilitators and guest speakers will be attending in a hybrid manner.

Why Join the Program?

The program allows you to gather with other aspiring young professionals in the policy field and drive change to the Indonesia-Korea relations. By joining our program, you will:

  1. Have the opportunity to engage with Indonesia’s and Korea’s policymakers

  2. Have a richer and deeper understanding of the New Southern Policy

  3. Partake in cementing close and constructive Indonesia-Korea partnerships

  4. Have your ideas heard by contributing to the Joint Policy Recommendation Paper

  5. Be a member of the NSP Young Professionals Lab Alumni Network

Program Date & Location

NSP Young Professionals Lab Alumni Network

By joining this program, the participants will get to join the NSP Young Professionals Lab Alumni Network, consisting of participants and contributors to the program. This alumni network aims to support the continuity of the members’ policy advocacy, strengthen the ties developed during the program, and deepen the discourse on Indonesia-Korean affairs.

In accordance with the health and safety protocol enacted by the Indonesian government during the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizer will be providing Antigen Rapid Test for all participants before attending the program. Mask shall be worn at all times within the venue, and meeting spaces will be set-up to ensure strict enforcement of social distancing throughout the program. Accommodation, venue, food and beverage handling, and other technicalities will be prepared with everyone's safety in mind.


The organizer closely monitors the COVID-19 situation in Jakarta and will remain transparent about the safety and risks involved concerning the event.

Health and Safety Protocol

Coverage and Expenses

Food, accommodation, and program-related expenses (stationery, printing, etc.) during the program implementation in Jakarta are fully covered by the organizer. However, travel to and from the venue in Jakarta and other personal expenses will not be covered.