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The European preparatory meetings for the third biennial in 2008

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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:


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.


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.


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.