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    Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to increase the number of overseas reporters to 300. These reporters are supposed to collect information on noteworthy policies adopted by major cities all over the world and publicize Seoul Metropolitan Government’s good policies to the countries they are in. At present, a total of 174 reporters (about half of them being Koreans in foreign countries, and the other half non-Koreans) are serving in 94 cities in 36 countries.

    They are mostly concentrated on Asia, North America, and Europe. The lion’s share is in the United States. By profession, students and business employees make up the majority. 

    Composition of Overseas Reporters by Region
    ClassificationTotalAsiaOceaniaNorth AmericaLatin AmericaEuropeAfrica
    Countries3618223101
    Cities94386276161
    Reporters1747820437251
    Composition of Overseas Reporters by Region by Profession
    TotalStudentsBusiness employeesJournalistsGovernment employeesSelf-employedDesignerOthers
    174772813105437

    – 71 offices of Seoul Metropolitan Government use 216 cases of administrative policies adopted in foreign countries during the period 2008 ~ 2013

    During the period 2008 ~ 2013, 71 offices of Seoul Metropolitan Government say that, in the formulation of their policies  such as Seoul Innovation Park, urban farming, and minor-related liquor policy, they referred to a total of 216 good administrative policies adopted in foreign countries as delivered by the reporters. In designing Seoul Innovation Park in Nokbeon-dong, Seoul Metropolitan Government benchmarked what major foreign cities (e.g., Bilbao, Spain; Sci-Tech Daresbury, United Kingdom, and; social innovation centers in Toronto and New York) did in similar cases. The reporters provided Seoul Metropolitan Government with information on how such centers are operated as well as the central and local governments’ support for them, along with the relevant photos.

    The reporters also helped Seoul Metropolitan Government with the city’s new policies on the pay-per-bag trash system and urban farming. In connection with Seoul Metropolitan Government’s commencement of a new trash handling system in 2013, reporters in Taipei, New York, and London provided Seoul Metropolitan Government with information as to what such cities were doing. As for a new policy concerning urban farming and rooftop beekeeping, the relevant information provided by the reporters was very useful for Seoul Metropolitan Government policy formulators. The reporters did the same when Seoul City set up a minor-related liquor policy.

    – Seoul Metropolitan Government to increase the number of overseas reporters to 300 in 2014

    Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to recruit up to 300 overseas reporters with the assistance of graduate schools engaging in international studies, Overseas Korean Foundation, and Korean embassies in foreign countries to collect information on good policy examples adopted by cities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

    Those interested may apply through e-mail (youngparksmg@gmail.com) or telephonically (+82-2- 2133-5278). Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to improve the way the relevant system is operated through the periodic dispatch of Seoul City News Update to the reporters, diversification of research subjects, and substantial compensation for efforts made by the reporters, in addition to increasing the number of overseas reporters and having them submit reports periodically.

    First of all, Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to manage the reporters systematically through the international information management system while providing updated information on Seoul Metropolitan Government -run administrative matters to them on a monthly basis, along with positive support for their activities as PR ambassadors for the city.

    Seoul City will also encourage them to carry out activities more proactively through the opening of an online community with Seoul Metropolitan Government’s English homepage (http://english.seoul.go.kr/), exchange of friendship call, and presentation of letters of commendation to exemplary ones at yearend so that they may be used by the city’s global human network.

    To enhance the quality of the reports submitted by the reporters, they will be asked to upload their proposal for commencement of an assignment on Seoul Metropolitan Government’s homepage and subsequently carry out activities based on feedback from an officer in charge of international exchanges and the relevant office with focus on the desired research direction.

    Efforts will be made to enhance the reporters’ sense of achievement and responsibility by raising the payment for reports submitted and providing bonus points for good research subjects. The working-level offices of Seoul Metropolitan Government will also inform the relevant reporters as to how they have used their reports.  

    Read the notice for the recruitment of overseas reporters 

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    – 71 offices of Seoul Metropolitan Government use 216 cases of administrative policies adopted in foreign countries during the period 2008 ~ 2013<\/b><\/span>
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    During the period 2008 ~ 2013, 71 offices of Seoul Metropolitan Government say that, in the formulation of their policies  such as Seoul Innovation Park, urban farming, and minor-related liquor policy, they referred to a total of 216 good administrative policies adopted in foreign countries as delivered by the reporters. In designing Seoul Innovation Park in Nokbeon-dong, Seoul Metropolitan Government benchmarked what major foreign cities (e.g., Bilbao, Spain; Sci-Tech Daresbury, United Kingdom, and; social innovation centers in Toronto and New York) did in similar cases. The reporters provided Seoul Metropolitan Government with information on how such centers are operated as well as the central and local governments\u2019 support for them, along with the relevant photos. <\/p>\n\n

    The reporters also helped Seoul Metropolitan Government with the city\u2019s new policies on the pay-per-bag trash system and urban farming. In connection with Seoul Metropolitan Government\u2019s commencement of a new trash handling system in 2013, reporters in Taipei, New York, and London provided Seoul Metropolitan Government with information as to what such cities were doing. As for a new policy concerning urban farming and rooftop beekeeping, the relevant information provided by the reporters was very useful for Seoul Metropolitan Government policy formulators. The reporters did the same when Seoul City set up a minor-related liquor policy. <\/p>\n\n

    – Seoul Metropolitan Government to increase the number of overseas reporters to 300 in 2014<\/b><\/p>\n\n

    Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to recruit up to 300 overseas reporters with the assistance of graduate schools engaging in international studies, Overseas Korean Foundation, and Korean embassies in foreign countries to collect information on good policy examples adopted by cities in North America, Europe, and Asia. <\/p>\n\n

    Those interested may apply through e-mail (youngparksmg@gmail.com<\/a>) or telephonically (+82-2- 2133-5278). Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to improve the way the relevant system is operated through the periodic dispatch of Seoul City News Update to the reporters, diversification of research subjects, and substantial compensation for efforts made by the reporters, in addition to increasing the number of overseas reporters and having them submit reports periodically. <\/p>\n\n

    First of all, Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to manage the reporters systematically through the international information management system while providing updated information on Seoul Metropolitan Government -run administrative matters to them on a monthly basis, along with positive support for their activities as PR ambassadors for the city. <\/p>\n\n

    Seoul City will also encourage them to carry out activities more proactively through the opening of an online community with Seoul Metropolitan Government\u2019s English homepage (http:\/\/english.seoul.go.kr\/<\/a>), exchange of friendship call, and presentation of letters of commendation to exemplary ones at yearend so that they may be used by the city\u2019s global human network. <\/p>\n\n

    To enhance the quality of the reports submitted by the reporters, they will be asked to upload their proposal for commencement of an assignment on Seoul Metropolitan Government\u2019s homepage and subsequently carry out activities based on feedback from an officer in charge of international exchanges and the relevant office with focus on the desired research direction.<\/p>\n\n

    Efforts will be made to enhance the reporters\u2019 sense of achievement and responsibility by raising the payment for reports submitted and providing bonus points for good research subjects. The working-level offices of Seoul Metropolitan Government will also inform the relevant reporters as to how they have used their reports.  <\/p>\n”,”class”:”c_base_txt07″},{“id”:”6″,”block”:”rte”,”content”:”

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