Seoul (VNA) – Roundtable Discussions on the
Outcomes of the Survey on Mutual Perceptions of ASEAN and Korean Youths have been organised by the ASEAN-Korea Centre on the Press Room of Korea Press Centre in
The roundtable introduced the findings of the 2022
Survey on Mutual Perceptions of ASEAN and Korean Youths carried out by focus
group interviews (FGIs), which is a follow-up survey to the primary quantitative
analysis executed in 2021.
Audio system from the media, academia, authorities organisations,
and youths participated within the roundtable discussions to change views on the
present perceptions of youths on ASEAN and the RoK, in addition to share concepts for
shaping balanced and equal mutual perceptions and consciousness among the many youths of
the 2 areas.
Because the vital function of youth has been emphasised for
constructing a sustainable and mutually helpful partnership between ASEAN and the
RoK, there’s additionally a rising recognition on the necessity to construct balanced mutual
perceptions among the many youths.
As such, the ASEAN-Korea Centre carried out two survey
tasks (2021-2022) to establish the present standing of mutual perceptions
between ASEAN and Korean youths and to counsel methods for bettering perceptions.
The 2022 qualitative survey was carried out by
FGIs with 147 youths of ASEAN and the RoK, and was designed as a follow-up to
the preliminary key findings from the 2021 quantitative survey.
Three most important areas had been lined within the FGIs,
particularly on the perceptions of ASEAN and the RoK, youths exchanges between
ASEAN and the RoK, and ASEAN-RoK cooperative relations.
Outcomes from the 2022 survey recognized that ASEAN and
Korean youths confirmed variations of their mutual perceptions for each other,
and that such variations stem from the imbalance in frequency and scope of
publicity to data and content material about each other.
In the meantime, youths of each ASEAN and the RoK additionally
regarded one another as reliable companions primarily based on the popularity of
plentiful alternatives for financial cooperation in addition to much less political
pursuits. Nonetheless, regardless of such belief, youths nonetheless didn’t understand every
different as equal companions and thus could not prioritise cooperation with every
different. This is because of their perceptions of various wants brought on by
variations in financial growth and the dearth of correct recognition of
one another´s values.
To bridge such gaps, the survey publication
highlighted some potential coverage suggestions minimising the asymmetry,
offering high quality contents that promote correct perceptions and the promotion
of collaborations and cooperation amongst related organisations, in addition to
growing youth change programmes./.