The European preparatory meetings for the third biennial in 2008
The China-Europa Forum, with the support of the Directorate General for External Relations of the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions, has organised three meetings in Europe last Fall:
- Three China-Europa Forum preparatory meetings have contributed to changing the nature of the forum towards a collective adventure (pdf, 94,6 Ko)
- Outcomes of the London meeting (pdf, 605 Ko)
- Outcomes of the Barcelona meeting (pdf, 305 Ko)
- Outcomes of the Saarbruecken meeting
After the three meetings : Discover the pages of the workshops and soon: look through the list of workshop in progress and participate to their creation.
- in London, on 27 & 28 October 2008, in partnership with the China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) of the London School of Economics and Political Science
- in Barcelona, at the Casa Asia, on 27 & 28 November 2008, in partnership with the Secretariat for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Catalonia
- at the European Academy of Otzenhausen near Saarbrücken, on 5 & 6 December 2008, in partnership with the ASKO EUROPA-STIFTUNG
Programme and Participants
Each meeting was conceived with the same framework (work in small groups alternately with collective session) and brought together people, institutions, organisations, willing to take an active role in the continuation of the dialogue between the European and the Chinese societies.
- programme of the London meeting (pdf, 87 Ko) and list of the participants to the London meeting (pdf, 65 Ko)
- programme of the Barcelona meeting (pdf, 122 Ko) and list of the participants to the Barcelona meeting (pdf, 62 Ko)
- programme of the Saarbruecken meeting (pdf, 104 Ko) and list of the participants to the Saarbruecken meeting (pdf, 63 Ko).
The method used is the conceptual mapping, allowing to display and use real-time information.
Prior to the conference: Each participant indicated his/her propositions of contacts, within European or Chinese networks, partners and the workshops/themes to which he/she would like to contribute.
First day: Based on the data collected, the organizers displayed the maps of existing and wished cooperations in the meeting room. The participants worked in groups, shared with the others their own degree of involvement, exchange information, looked for potential partners, made new suggestions.
Second day: An overnight compilation of the proposals by the organizers made it possible to present the ’status’ of the workshops in terms of partnerships identified to highlight points of convergence, to display gaps and to draw practical steps for the ’after-meeting’ actions.