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Special Strategic Partnership

Young Professionals Lab 2024

Registration is Open

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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 June, 2024.


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. The program aims to facilitate discussions and explore relevant recommendations to bolster 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 year’s program will be conducted over three days of in-person labs featuring interactive panel discussions with high-level officials and influential experts, culminating in the creation of policy briefs as the outcome.


Program Timeline

Program Timeline

29 April – 8 May 2024

Submission Period

17 May - 22 May 2024


27 May 2024

Announcement for Selected Young Professionals

6 - 8 June 2024

Indonesia-Korea Special Strategic Partnership Young Professional Lab


  • Indonesian citizens

  • Aged between 24 and 35 years old at the time of applying

  • Proficiency in speaking and writing English

  • Professional experience in fields including but not limited to academia, foreign policy research, government and policy making, enterprise, civil society organizations (CSOs), or non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

  • Background representing one or a combination of the following streams: politics, security, law, economy, geopolitics and/or geo-economics, digital economy and technology, social studies, Korean politics/culture, or East Asian studies


  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume

  • An essay discussing the applicant's insights into the potential areas of cooperation between Indonesia and Korea in the following sectors but not limited to Political-Security, Business Economy, and Socio-Culture fields (Minimum of 500 words)

  • Must be available to attend the three-day program held in Jakarta in June and engage in post-program activities


  • Opportunities to exchange views with high policymakers, experts, and current practitioners from Indonesia and Korea

  • Develop your policy-making and public speaking skills through policy drafting workshops and briefing sessions

  • Partake in cementing a closer and more constructive partnership between Indonesia and Korea

  • Expand your knowledge about relevant aspects related to Indonesia-Korea bilateral cooperation

  • Have your ideas disseminated to government, relevant institutions, and beyond through the making of Policy Brief

  • Join a network of young professionals and partner affiliations from across sectors

Submit your application


by 23.00 WIB (10 PM Jakarta Time) on 8 May 2024!

*Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified to schedule an interview.



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