E3 ЕUROMEC Seminar European Studies in a Global Perspective 19 – 20 September 2016, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

E3 ЕUROMEC Seminar European Studies in a Global Perspective 19 – 20 September 2016, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

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The seminar addressed the topic of cultural contacts and European identity formation and incorporated the perspective on European studies in a global perspective. It was hosted by the Center for European Studies, part of Guangdong Institute for International Strategies at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, which is among the leading academic institutions in China offering training in European Studies. This is the first Center of European Studies in China offering BA, MA and PhD degrees.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Maria Stoicheva, Jean Monnet Chair, Bulgaria

Becoming European in Europe
Jean Monnet Programme – Promoting excellence in teaching and research in EU Studies

Prof. Wang Xiaohai, Jean Monnet Module developer, Guangdong Institute for International Strategies, China

European Studies in China

Prof. Michael Byram, University of Luxembourg

The impact of language study and study abroad on identity
Language Learning and Intercultural Competence

Dr. Elidir King, UK

Language policies in Europe
The multilingual city: Vitality, Conflict, and Change

Prof. Dimitar Denkov, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria

Is Cultural or Multicultural Policy Possible?

Dr. Natasza Styczynska, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Identity issues and foreign policies of Central European States

Dr. Nikolina Tsvetkova, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria

A Union of shared values – the role of education and civil society
The CEFR in a global perspective

Zheng Laxiang, Research fellow of Guangdong Institute for International Strategies

The three public lectures held at the host university were visited by a great number of MA and PhD students and academics from Guangdong University and were followed by lively debates on the presented topics. They provoked increased interest among PhD students at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in linking their studies to EU related topics, provided greater visibility to the EU Studies and Jean Monnet Programme within the institution hosting the event.

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