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Efforts by Communities

Gongju Local Community’s Council for Ancient City Promotion and World Heritage Management

The civic body working in Gongju for the conservation and management of the Baekje Historic Areas is the Gongju Local Community’s Council for Ancient City Promotion and World Heritage Management. Representing the interests and opinions of the local community, the council consists of Gongu residents as regular members.

A regular meeting and board meeting at which public opinions are heard and decisions made are held every other month. Furthermore, a regular board meeting is held yearly; an extraordinary general meeting is held whenever the need arises; and a regular general meeting is held once a year to report the details of budget usage and business plans.

The council’s major activities are as follows:

Component of Baekje Historic Areas
Category Details
Community input coordination
  • Collecting opinions from participants in the Ancient City Academy
  • Collecting opinions from community members on a frequent regular basis
Community education
  • Operating the Ancient City Academy
  • Conducting field trips to heritage sites and providing education
  • Exchanging visits of community groups between Gongju, Buyeo and Iksan
  • Holding community meetings to discuss conservation issues
  • Organizing community workshops
Community participation
  • Monitoring heritage sites and monuments
  • Carrying out environment maintenance activities around heritage sites and monuments
  • Maintaining plantings of roadside flowers around heritage sites and monuments
  • Carrying out promotion activities

Standing out among the activities of the council is the operation of the Ancient City Academy, which provides education programs for community members. Graduates from the academy are then qualified to become council members.

Buyeo Local Community’s Council for the World Heritage Management

The civic body in Buyeo supporting the conservation and management of the Baekje Historic Areas is the Buyeo Local Community’s Council for the World Heritage Conservation. The community consists of 60 people including professors, experts, and local residents having an interest in conservation and promotion of World Heritage. An inaugural meeting was hold in 27 October 2016 and the community is divided into three subcommittee : Academy, City landscape, Utilization and Promotion subcommittees.

The council’s major activities are as follows:

Component of Baekje Historic Areas
Category Details
Academy Subcommittee
  • Consulting World Heritage extension and conference
  • Consulting the inscription on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list
  • Consulting the inscription on the Memory of the World
  • Consulting the World Heritage conference
  • Consulting other working stuff
City Landscape Subcommittee
  • Monitoring World Heritage
  • Maintaining cultural heritage environment
  • Maintaining in World Heritage information board and facility
  • Consulting heritage conservation and management
  • Managing city landscape
Utilization and Promotion subcommittee
  • Developing World Heritage contents
  • Developing World Heritage tour course
  • Organizing World Heritage experience program
  • Introducing World Heritage through Social Network Service

Iksan Local Community’s Council for the World Heritage Conservation and Management

The civic body in Iksan taking charge of the conservation and management of Baekje Historic Areas is the Iksan Local Community’s Council for the World Heritage Conservation and Management. Representing the interests and opinions of the local community, the council holds the legal status of corporation and consists of residents of Iksan as regular members.

The council’s major activities are as follows:

Component of Baekje Historic Areas
Category Details
Community input coordination
  • Holding intensive review meetings to create program plans
Community education
  • Operating the Ancient City Academy (organized by the Jeonbuk Cultural Property Research Institute)
  • Opening the Ancient City College course · 12 lectures and one presentation
  • Conducting field trips to heritage sites and offering education
  • Exchanging visits of community groups between Gongju, Buyeo and Iksan
  • Providing education to council members (inviting experts as guest lecturers to monthly meetings)
  • Holding community workshops on inscription on the World Heritage List
Community participation
  • Conducting environmental maintenance activities around heritage sites and monuments
  • Developing future programs driven by community members

What is remarkable about the council’s activities are its hosting of intensive meetings with a view to enhancing community participation and its operation of the Ancient City College course for residents.

The Ancient City College course pursues such activities as educating residents, cleaning up the surrounding environment and conducting educational field trips to other heritage sites.