The Sustainable Development Goals before and after the COVID pandemic. European and Asian Perspectives on Global Governance
4-11 September 2020
Online Summer School
The European Union and East Asia are major actors in global governance. In a globalized world, the two regions are confronted with similar challenges, like financial crises, rising protectionism, climate change, human rights violations and poverty, that both require regional and global action and solutions. They also signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, which were adopted in 2015. The SDGs will determine the course of the global social, ecological and economic agenda until 2030. However, this Global Agenda is now affected by the worldwide COVID pandemic. The pandemic has a huge impact on our economy and society. In this summer school we will specifically explore how COVID will affect key SDGs which relate to economy and society with a focus on SDGs related to economic growth, cities, trade and industry and innovation. The summer school will be run through a Massive Open Online Course and live lectures, seminars and student presentations bringing together European and Asian students and scholars.
Click here for more information on how to apply. Applications are considered on a rolling-basis until 31st August.
The Summer School
The aim of the Euro-Asia Summer School ‘The Sustainable Development Goals before and after the COVID pandemic. European and Asian Perspectives on Global Governance’, organized by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (Belgium), Hitotsubashi University (Japan), Seoul National University (South Korea), the KDI School of Public Policy and Management (South Korea) and the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (Spain), is to bring together talented students from Asia and Europe to study key aspects of global governance from comparative perspectives. This is a key opportunity for young talents to meet and interact and therefore to facilitate inter-cultural dialogues on global governance.