European Institute for Asian Studies
China-EU Education Cooperation: Broadening the Scope
  • Start04:00 PM - Nov 28 2017
  • End06:00 PM - Nov 28 2017
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • 02 230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

Programme

15:30-16:00

16:00-16:10

Registration

Introduction by the Chair

Mr Axel Goethals, President, Europe-China Institute for Education and Culture (ECEC)

16:10-17:00

Panel Discussion

 

Prof Jian Shi, former Vice President of Sichuan University, Jean Monnet Chair, Director of Centre for European Studies.

Prof Zhuyu Li, Executive Deputy Director, Centre for European Studies at Sichuan University

Dr Jan Cornelis, Chairman of the Advisory Board Brussels Diplomatic Academy, VUB

Mr Daniel Verheyden, Attaché in charge of bilateral relations with China, Brussels Export

Ms Yangxiyu Dang, Director, Europe-China Institute for Education and Culture (ECEC) Chengdu Office

Mr Haikun DU, Second Secretary, Education and Culture Section, Mission of China to the EU

17:00-18:00

18:00

Q&A

Networking Reception

EU-China Education Cooperation: Broadening the Scope

The 4th EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue was held in mid-November in Shanghai, focusing on education, culture, gender equality, youth and sport. Education has been an increasingly focal point of EU-China cooperation following the adoption of the “Joint Communication on Elements for a new EU strategy on China”. On 11 October 2016 the first China-EU Education Ministers Conference took place in Beijing, with the Sino-Europe Forum on Education Policy Think Tanks held in the margins.

But cooperation can be tracked back earlier in time. More than 20 years ago, on 13 April 1995, the Sichuan Province and Brussels-Capital Region signed the Brussels-Sichuan Agreement of Cooperation, covering vocational training, student exchange programmes and culture. The Brussels Region cooperates with Sichuan and Chengdu research institutes and universities in many different disciplines and is eager to expand further the scope of its collaboration with Sichuan partners.

Also in Brussels and Belgium, the Freinet educational pedagogy is becoming a new educational success story and there is a lot of interest and potential to introduce this educational model in Sichuan and Chengdu.

Furthermore, in the Brussels Capital Region, there are currently three Confucius Institutes.  In 2014, a milestone was reached with the establishment of the Brussels Academy for China-European Studies (BACES), an educational collaboration between the Renmin University of China, Sichuan University, Fudan University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).  The BACES is a platform for exchanging academic ideas, for promoting understanding between Chinese and European people, and is established in the framework of the China-EU High Level People-to-People Dialogue. 


Education has been an increasingly focal point of EU-China cooperation following the adoption of the “Joint Communication on Elements for a new EU strategy on China”. On 11 October 2016 the first China-EU Education Ministers Conference took place in Beijing, with the Sino-Europe Forum on Education Policy Think Tanks held in the margins.



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