Seoul will be holding the 50 Plus Festival in Eoullim Square of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) on September 28, 2019. The 50 Plus Festival is mainly focused on the generation of individuals ages 50 and above, which does not mean it will diminish the enjoyment for other generations.
Celebrating its 3rd anniversary this year, the 50 Plus Festival is an annual, representative festival for people in their 50s or older. With the “50+ generation” at the center, soon-to-be 50+ generations and other Seoulites can also have fun and participate in the festival. This year, a variety of organizations and institutions that implement policies for the 50+ generation will take part in the event to introduce their policies and spark citizens’ participation.
Six booths will allow visitors’ participation and provide counselling services under the theme, “50 Plus Village to Connect Possibilities.” Each of the six booths will be named Life Counselling Center, Job Cafe, Culture Playground, Passion Club, Village Broadcast Station, and Meeting Zone.
30 communities representing the interests of the 50+ generation will participate in the festival to share their activities by operating participatory programs, putting on performances, and more.
The Job Cafe will offer information on diverse job creation projects being operated by 50+ institutions, as well as a lecture called the Human Book Concert, where the audience can learn about real cases of jobs for the 50+ generation that are useful when planning for life after the age of 50.
Additional events related to the public campaign run by the festival’s foundation will provide visitors with the opportunity to have a direct experience of special challenges pursued by the 50+ generation.