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Italian Embassy in Beijing and the EU Delegation organise the “International seminar in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome”

The Italian Embassy in Beijing, in conjunction with the EU Delegation, is organising  a  half-day seminar in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome. The seminar will be hosted at Renmin (People’s) University of China, an academic institution which has one of China’s most specialised European Studies departments.  

The Seminar will be divided into two sessions. Outcomes, challenges and future prospects of the EU at 27 will be analised during Session 1, while Session 2 will focus on the relations between China and the European Union today and discuss future prospects.

Introductory addresses will be delivered by the Vice-President of Renmin Daxue, Yi Zhihong, by the head of the Delegation of the European Union to China, Ambassador  Hans Dietmar Schweisgut and by the Italian Ambassador to China, Ettore Francesco Sequi. All presenters will engagé in a debate on the European Union with the participating students, in an effort to respond to their questions. Michel Malherbe, Ambassador of Belgium, Marja Rislakki, Ambassador of Finland and Bedřich Kopecký, Ambassador of the Czeck Republic to China, as well as Prof. Cui Hongjian, Director of the Department of European Studies of the China Institute of International Studies, and Joerg Wuttke, President of the European Chamber of Commerce in China, will be among the distinguished guests attending the seminar.

Prior to the seminar,  Ambassador Sequi will open the exhibition titled “Ever Closer Union: the legacy of the Treaties of Rome for the future of the EU”, which showcases documents and images from the historic archives of the European Union, the Historic Archive of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the ANSA Archives.  

A virtual version of the exhibition has been made available on ‘wechat’, the social platform, to help spreading the knowledge about and the understanding of the themes presented in the exhibition. Visitors can access it  by scanning the QR code in front of every panel. 

The exhibition will be open to the public, in the Renmin University  campus, for two weeks and will then travel to other Chinese universities.