Jeonju World Slowness Forum and Awards 2019

South Korean National Network

JEONJU: Colored with a Good Life It is to respect nature and to educate our children how to be happy that humanity really needs now, not economic prosperity. As bees and flowers need each other, in the 21st century all we really need now is a good and decent life that is a long-cherished desire of human beings. As all matter is composed of atoms and symmetrical, all of them need balance. However we are often too much on one side and lose easily our balance. Cittaslow Jeonju, a town of slowness and happiness invites you to the symposium to seek out the wisdom from people of the zeitgeist for happiness. All we hope you show lots of attention and support for it.

The Jeonju World Slowness Forum & Awards is an international event to share the good practices and slove common issues of Cittaslow member towns in the world. In the morning of the event, some good practies and activities of Corea’s member towns are introduced, to share ideas and encourage residents to be more actively involved in Cittaslow. In the afternoon, the awards ceremony is held to appreciate individuals, institutions, and organizations that have made efforts to realize the Cittaslow value over the past year, and then the forum is held to discuss the future of the movement under the theme “Slowness & Happiness”. Also experience booths are open and a gayageum (Korean harp) festival is held in the Jeonju Hanok Village during the event.

Cittaslow Jeonju is committed to being a model of urban-style Cittaslow ever, practicing the “nature, tradition, and community” of Cittalow philosophy.

PROGRAMS: Presentation & discussion, slowness awards ceremony, resident activites contest, Cittaslow experience booths, gayageum (Korean harp) festival, etc.