9th Euro-China Forum

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This year, the 9th Euro-China Forum will take place on June 27-28 at the UNESCO Headquarters, around the theme "New Humanism In A Globalizing World".

The Academia Sinica Europæa at the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai took the initiative to launch the Euro-China Forum in 2002. Once a year in a different European city, Chinese and European policy-makers and opinion leaders meet on the occasion of the Forum in order to foster mutual understanding and to discuss issues of common interest. The Euro-China Forum is the longest-standing gathering of its kind and will continue to build on past experience, reflections and its extensive networks across Europe and China. The Forum was described in 2009 by former French President Jacques Chirac in the following terms: “Since its creation in 2002, the Euro-China Forum is a unique space for exchanges and dialogue between two great civilizations”.

The Euro-China Forum analyzes and reflects upon the interactions between China’s reemergence and Europe’s transformation. The nature and evolution of the Euro-China link will have considerable impact on the world affairs. In the words of David Gosset, the founder of the Euro-China Forum, “by learning to manage their growing interdependence, to negotiate to overcome their disagreements, to respect their cultural differences but also to build on their commonalities and affinities, Europeans and Chinese are in a position to be the co-architects, without excluding anyone, of a more harmonious world”.

The 9th Euro-China Forum co-organized by UNESCO and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), will be hosted and addressed by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs Shi Shuyun, China’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO and Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy and former President of the European Commission. Outstanding personalities from different regions of the world will address the following issues during 2 days from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm (room IV):

 EU and China in the 21st Century
 EU, China and the New Global Governance
 The role of the media in the relations between the West and China
 EU, China and Central Asia- Towards a 21st Century New Silk Road?
 EU, China and Africa
 The role of business in the relations between Europe and China
 Preparing the Future – Educating Citizens of the World

The Forum is open for members of Delegations of Member States, UNESCO Secretariat Staff, NGOs, media, members of academia, business representatives and the public at large.

Simultaneous interpretation of the proceedings will be provided in English, French and Chinese.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 27.06.2011 08:00 local time
End 28.06.2011 18:00 local time
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Focal point Descombris, Caroline
Organizer BSP
Contact c.descombris@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Chinese
Estimated number of participants 250
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