29 NOVEMBRE 2016
The Eurasia Initiative: a Corridor Network for Enhancing Relations between the Republic of Korea and Italy

in collaboration with Università degli studi di Trieste and  with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea


29th november 2016

Sala Atti “Bachelet”

Università degli Studi di Trieste

Piazzale Europa, 1


Opening: 16.00


  • Lee Yong-joon (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Italy)
  • Renato Gennaro (Pro-Rector, University of Trieste)


  • Sara Tonolo (Director, Department of Political Science - University of Trieste)


  • Won-chang La (Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Italy)
  • Francesca Manenti (Analyst, Ce.S.I.- Center for International Studies)
  • Roberto Vitale (Professor of Communication, University of Trieste)
  • Stefano Casaleggi (Director General, AREA Science Park of Trieste)
  • Mario Sommariva (General Secretary, Port Authority of Trieste)
  • Fabio Caliandro (Manager, Internationalization and Territorial Marketing - PROMOS)
  • Marco Mari (Head of New Ventures, Innovation Foundries)


The Eurasia Initiative is a project launched by the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 2013 in order to promote a structural interconnection between Asia and Europe. By combining Made in Italy, scientific know-how and human capital, from the Italian side, with high-tech expertise and investment capability, from the Korean side, the two Countries would be able to develop a winning synergy in key sectors, such as transports (airlines, railways and port facilities), cyber security and, last but not least, the so-called “creative economy”.