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Special Strategic Partnership

Young Professionals Lab

Jakarta, June - September 2023

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Welcoming Remarks

Thank you for visiting the website of the Indonesia-Korea Special Strategic Partnership Young Professionals Lab.

I am pleased that Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) – which is the largest foreign policy organization in Indonesia – continues to collaborate with the Korea Foundation (KF) – the institution mandated to conduct Republic of Korea’s public diplomacy – to organize Indonesia-Korea Special Strategic Partnership Young Professionals Lab. This program is aimed to gather fresh ideas and perspectives from Indonesia’s young professionals from various field and serves as platform to engage Indonesia’s and Republic of Korea’s policymakers.

In my experience, policies can only be successful when suggestions from multiple-stakeholders are carefully considered throughout the ideation process to the implementation. I believe it is imperative for the policymakers to consider the view of Indonesia's young professionals to advance Indonesia and Republic of Korea relations. I trust this program would fill in both countries bilateral relations as well as upgrade the Indonesia-Korea relations to the level we hope it to be.

I look forward to seeing you at Indonesia-Korea Special Strategic Partnership Young Professionals Lab on August, 2023.


Dr. Dino Patti Djalal,
Founder and Chairman of FPCI

Program Overview

Program Overview

The Indonesia-Korea Special Strategic Partnership (SSP) Young Professionals Lab is a comprehensive program that provides a unique platform for aspiring Indonesian professionals to deepen their understanding of the Indonesia and Republic of Korea Special Strategic Partnership. This program caters specifically to the emerging community of young academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, experts, and policymakers in Indonesia. This program aims to facilitate discussions and explore relevant recommendations to bolster the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Republic of Korea. The selected young professionals will have the opportunity to engage with policymakers and practitioners, analyze pertinent issues, and generate policy inputs to advance bilateral affairs. This program will be divided into four days of virtual labs and two days of in-person labs. Both the virtual and in-person labs will feature interactive panel discussions with high-level officials and influential experts, culminating in the creation of a joint policy recommendation.


Program Agenda

Program Agenda
June - September 2022

  • Presentation of the First Draft of Joint Policy Recommendation

  • Working Group Discussion

  • Presentation of the Second Draft of Joint Policy Recommendation

  • Working Group Discussion

  • Finalization of Joint Policy Recommendation

Important Dates

13 June - 27 June

Call for Application

5 - 7 July 2023


11 July 2023


July - August 2023

Series of Workshops

24 - 25 August 2023

Indonesia-Korea Special Strategic Partnership Young Professionals Lab

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be Indonesian citizens

  • Applicants must be aged between 21-35 years old by the time of applying

  • Applicants must have the proficiency to speak and write in English

  • Applicants must be an active professional coming from one of the following fields: academia, foreign policy research, government and policy making, enterprise, or non-governmental organization (NGO)

  • Applicants must have a background that represents one or a combination of the following: politics, security, law, economy, geopolitics and/ or geo-economics, digital economy and technology, social studies, Korean politics/ culture, or East Asian studies

  • Applicants must be able to attend all the four series of virtual workshops, the two-day program held in Jakarta in August and join the post-program activities

Online Application

  • Background Information (e.g., name, contact information, medical history)

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) that highlights the applicant's expertise, previous experiences, and responsibilities at his/her current post. The CV should be submitted in a .pdf format and identified as follows: [full name_affiliation_CV]

  • An Initial Policy Recommendation Paper written by the applicant discussing his/her views on Indonesia-Republic of Korea cooperation related to his/her background. The paper should not exceed 2 pages, be submitted in a .pdf format, and identified as follows: [full name_affiliation_research focus]

Expected Outline of the Policy Recommendation Paper

  • Entering its 50th diplomatic anniversary, what are your reflections on the Republic of Indonesia and Republic of Korea's bilateral relations thus far? (pick one category: political security, economy, socio-cultural)

  • Following your observations, what are your policy recommendations (including activities, programs, initiatives, etc.) to enhance the cooperation between both countries?


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