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