Democracy That Delivers

2010 - Korean Presidency

In 2010 the Club de Madrid collaborated with the Korean G20 Presidency making recommendations for the group to consider on the following three priority issues.

i)        What role for the G20?

ii)      What development agenda for the G20?

iii)     The reform of international financial institutions.

The final report was submitted to the President of the Republic of Korea for his consideration prior to the G20 Summit of November 2010.


Club de Madrid Members gathered with high level experts and academics, during a workshop in July 15-16, 2010 (Seoul, Korea) to discuss and analyze six policy briefs (two on each of the three key issues). Recommendations were then identified and illustrated in a Final Report which was then shared with G20 representatives at a pre-G20 Summit Conference held in September 1-2, 2010 in Seoul, Korea, and with the President of Korea.

The pre-G20 Summit Conference was an important and instrumental meeting that gave the opportunity to advocate for the inclusion of vital issues in the agenda for the G20 Summit of November, 2010. In this regard, one of the most significant outcomes of the Seoul Summit was the Seoul Development Consensus which officially brought the issue of development into the G20 agenda. 



We wish to acknowledge and thank the following organizations that make this initiative possible

Fride Club de Madrid



FRIDE is a European think tank for global action, which provides innovative thinking and rigorous analysis of key debates in international relations. Our mission is to inform policy and practice in order to ensure that the EU plays a more effective role in supporting multilateralism, democratic values, security and sustainable development. FRIDE benefits from political independence and the diversity of views and intellectual background of its international team. Based in Madrid, FRIDE seeks to enhance the southern European perspective within EU debates and the European perspective within Spain.

FES Club de Madrid




The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is a non-profit German political foundation committed to the advancement of public policy issues in the spirit of the basic values of social democracy through education, research, and international cooperation. The foundation, headquartered in Bonn and Berlin, was founded in 1925 and is named after Friedrich Ebert, Germany's first democratically elected president. Today, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation has six adult education centers and 13 regional offices throughout Germany, maintains branch offices in over 90 countries and carries out activities in more than 100 countries. 



The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Bratislava, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, and Bucharest.

 Socios colaboradores coreanos

The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) was founded in 1990 as a government-funded economic research institute. It is a leading institute concerning the international economy and its relationship with Korea. KIEP advises the government on all major international economic policy issues and serves as a warehouse of information on Korea’s international economic policies. Further, KIEP carries out research by request from outside institutions and organizations on all areas of the Korean and international economies by request.


FKI is a multifunctional association for domestic industries, which exists in the form of an incorporated body. The official name of the organization is the Federation of Korean Industries, which consists of Korea's major conglomerates and associated members. The main objectives of the organization are to help promote sound economic policies, and to internationalize the economy to further enhance the free market economic system and the development of the nation. In order to establish the objectives listed above, various domestic economic issues are addressed and analyzed, and extensive research is being done in order to find effective solutions. Our organization addresses the government on major economic issues and policies, helps promote cooperation with major international and foreign economic organizations, disseminate free market principles and assists corporations in promoting corporate community relations.


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