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2023

International Forum titled “Envisioning Sustainable Social Welfare Policies” and a ceremony hosted by Seoul Welfare Foundation to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Seoul Welfare Foundation on September 8, 2023

On September 8, 2023, the Seoul Welfare Foundation hosted the International Forum to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Seoul Welfare Foundation. The forum had three speakers presenting subjects from three countries under “Envisioning Sustainable Social Welfare Policies. ” Over two hundred people were in the forum to listen to the speeches. The forum drew social workers, civil servants, citizens, and workers of SWF. The speakers from Germany, Denmark, and the U.K. presented their experiences and research.

The forum started with a congratulatory Message by Kim, Eui-Seung, vice Mayor of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, followed by a congratulatory message by Kang, Seok-joo from the Seoul Metropolitan Council. Kim, Sang-cheol, president of the Seoul Welfare Foundation, made a welcome remark. The forum comprised the keynote speech, three presentations, and a discussion.

Philip Manow, a German Scholar from Bremen University, gave a keynote speech titled, “ “Welfare State Development, Growth Regimes and the International Division of Labor South Korea in Comparative Perspective.” Karima A. Isert from Denmark discussed “Social Services for Citizens with Disabilities in Denmark.” Neil Lunt presented “UK Social Care and Older People: Two Lost Decades?” The following discussion was very critical and profound for the Korean welfare field.

The ceremony of the 20th anniversary was composed of a promotional video of SWF’s achievements and history and the declaration of New Vision and C.I. (newly designed Company Identity) to initiate their determination for the future. Collaborators and foundation workers working over twenty years are awarded for their dedication.

The dinner started with toasts of several guests, such as Prof. Jeong Jae-young, who received one of the awards for his commitment to SWF. Over two hundred people cheerfully enjoyed their dinner with music played by a duet composed by two disabled people. It was a cheerful and meaningful day for all the participants, especially the workers of SWF.



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