The China Europa Forum has its own website: http://www.china-europa-forum.net/index_en.html which contains a huge amount of information in interactive and ongoing fashion. Based on the CCPN's interests we summarise related info below to introduce the China-Europa Forum in the hope this helps you to understand our role in acting in it as one of our public engagements.
China is fast evolving into a new world power − in a "peaceful rise" as implied by the Chinese TV series The Rise of Great Nations − yet the historic time for the creation of great powers is already gone. International relations are less and less the monopoly of States. Large companies have come to play a major role, and universities are part of international exchange networks of programmes and research while the society itself is now tasked with enhancing understanding between populations and thereby meeting the challenges of the future.
As a public arena for thinking and action, the China-Europa Forum helps the two societies as they undergo fundamental changes to gain better insight into themselves in all their diversity, and each other.
The China-Europa Forum (formerly 'China-Europe Forum') is unique in focusing on 'society' amongst many forums concerned with China and Europe. An independent initiative, the Forum has gradually sparked the interest and involvement of a wide variety of institutions in China and Europe: European bodies, regional authorities, universities, chambers of commerce, etc.
The Forum was born of the meeting of two ambitions: that of the Association of Chinese Intellectuals in Europe to deepen understanding between China and the West, and that of the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation to foster a global community based on new social, political and institutional regulations.
In her closing speech of the 2nd Forum in Brussels in 2007 Professor YU Shuo, an anthropologist on transcultural studies and the General Coordinator of the China-Europa Forum, described the Forum as 'a public space for communication, an experimental field for transcultural perception, and a practice of global governance. ...It tries to treasure diversity and to transcend the competition of national sovereignty, ideological opposition and culturalist narrowness stemming from the 18th century, and to explore a synergic relationship in the global civil society and its governance.'
She asked 'Can the two great civilizations of China and Europe unfold a deep dialogue engaging all walks of life that in the processes of globalization face a common crisis: one that involves ethics, environment, energy, institution, and governance?'. She went on to suggest that 'we should mine the governing wisdom and ethics of all ages to build a platform for mutual understanding, elevate the sense of identity of humankind, embrace our common human fate in life and death, and join together to guard the earth, our only home.'
The China-Europa Forum is a forum for dialogue:
Dialogue is the expression of diversity and of unity
True dialogue is built over time
The dialogue is inclusive and plural
Dialogue begins with everyone's individual experience
Dialog takes place within workshops, i.e., work groups made up of Chinese and European participants representing the diversity of their societies.
Every workshop is designed as an area of reference around a theme. It is a place:
The workshops are either socio-professional - including people and institutions from the same field wishing to deepen their mutual understanding and to pool their thinking on their role and responsibilities in society; or theme-based - for players interested in thinking about the same theme.
The above title is adapted from the
China's development style in order
for you to share our resources in a
timely fashion. There is still a huge
amount of work to be done. Your
understanding, participation and
generous support are highly
为了与您及时分享我们的资源， 我们采纳中国发展的'边建设边使用'的做法，尚有大量的工作待做， 真诚地感谢您的理解、参与和慷慨赞助！
Click the button below to：