From September 10 to 12, 2015, Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold the “2015 Together Seoul Idea Expo,” where the city’s policymakers, including the mayor and all executive officers, will listen to citizens’ ideas and suggestions regarding city policy.
During the event, citizens will have the opportunity to meet with Mayor Park Won Soon one on one and suggest policy ideas. The ideas with the greatest potential for improving the lives of Seoul citizens will be eligible to win a prize of KRW 44 million. In addition, foreign residents, youths, and other citizen groups that face similar problems and issues will gather and engage in discussions in various parts of Seoul.
This year’s idea expo will consist of 74 programs, nearly three times as many as last year’s expo, held under three themes: Meeting Place, Discussion Place, and Entertainment Place.
Citizens whose policy suggestions are selected at the idea expo will be awarded prizes ranging from KRW 50,000 to KRW 200,000, and the best idea will be entered into the “Seoul Creativity Contest,” held in the second half of this year, and given a chance to win a prize of up to KRW 10 million. In the last three years (2012-2014), over 960 policy ideas have been suggested by Seoul citizens through the idea expo, 68 of which have actually been implemented as policies.
☞ Website (Korean) : http://seoulideaexpo2015.org/