South Korea 2023
All the information you need regarding the Global Greens Congress from Korea in 2023.
Frequently Asked questions
Thanks for your interest in the Global Greens Congress 2023 Korea!
We are currently working through the details of the Congress with our hosts, the Green Party of Korea, and will continue to share updates with our Global Greens community. In the meantime, please look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.
Q: When and where is Congress?
A: Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2023. Congress will be at the Songdo Convention Centre, Incheon, South Korea.
Incheon is the main international airport for Korea with flights coming in from a wide variety of countries. There is a convenient shuttle bus (#303, #303-1) which travels from the Airport terminals to Songdo Convention Centre, taking around 30-40 minutes. Alternatively, there is the subway or a taxi. More information about transportation can be found here.
Incheon is 34kms/ 21miles away from Seoul. More information about Incheon can be found here.
Q: How long does Congress go for?
A: Congress will run for 3.5 days. Please note Thursday (8th June) will have some time dedicated to Federation meetings, and Sunday (11th June) will finish at midday.
Q: When can I book my ticket / register?
A: Tickets for Congress are not on sale yet. Please register your interest by filling out this form. Once ticket sales open, you will receive an email for next steps.
Q: What accommodation is available?
A: There are several hotels in the area including: Hotel Sky Park Incheon Songdo, ORAKAI Songdo Park Hotel, Songdo Central Park Hotel, Holiday Inn Incheon Songdo, Ramada Songdo Hotel, and Best Western Harbor Park Hotel.
We intend to make group reservations to lower the cost of accommodation, and we will provide more information about that in the coming months.
Q: How can I get a visa?
We also understand many people may have questions about obtaining a visa. We currently have a Visa Sub-Committee working through the information, and we will provide updates via our website. In the interim we recommend you check whether the country your passport is from is eligible for the K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization). Many countries are eligible for the K-ETA , please see here for more details. If you are not eligible for the K-ETA, the Global Greens can provide some assistance with visa applications. A letter of recommendation for all non K-ETA visa applications can be provided by the Global Greens and Green Party Korea. Please continue to check back on this page, the letter will be posted here in due course.
Q: How can I run a session at Congress?
A: We will soon be opening applications for proposals for Congress Session Topics. At this stage, Session Topics can only be submitted by your International Secretary.
The Joint Congress Steering Committee will review Session Topics proposed and will reach out to discuss next steps.
Q: How can I help?
A: Global Greens are entirely member-funded, so do please consider a donation. This will help us fund the conference and sponsor delegates from across the globe to ensure better access and participation. Equality of participation is a vital part of Global Greens philosophy. No matter how big or small, everything makes a difference.
You can donate here: https://globalgreens.org/donate/
Also, if you would like to help plan Congress 2023, please contact our Volunteers Manager, Julia, with details on how you can help. We have a variety of sub-committees which are powered by a global team of volunteers, and we’re always looking to grow our team. Our sub-committees include:
- Communications – this group coordinates all of the communications including social media, emails, and newsletters.
- Logistics – this group coordinates the venue, hybrid centre, speakers, guests, and accommodation
- Programming – this group is responsible for developing the programming of sessions
- Registrations – this group manages the process of registering, and liaises between delegates and the GG
- Resolutions – This group sorts and merges the proposals of resolutions, before being put to vote
- Visas – this group is responsible for assisting with visa applications and works with our delegates
- Finances – this group advises the sub-committees on budget related matters
While we are still living in unprecedented times due to the global pandemic the Congress Working Group is monitoring current restrictions. At the time of writing this, to enter South Korea travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 48 hours before departure. Additionally, those who are not fully vaccinated will be required to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense. In South Korea, ‘fully vaccinated’ is defined as those who’ve received a second COVID-19 vaccination or have received a third vaccination if more than 180 days have passed since their last vaccination. Those who are fully vaccinated will need to register their vaccination history with the Q-code system. More information can be found on the Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
If you still have questions, please contact the Global Greens Conference Team.
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