2017 Joint Conference of CEEC Confucius Institutes Successfully Held

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary [Time]    2017-12-06 17:38:48 
 

On November 28th local time, the 2017 Joint Conference of CEEC Confucius Institutes, sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and organized by the Confucius Institute at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Hungary, was successfully held in ELTE. 55 Chinese and Foreign directors of 30 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms in 16 central and eastern European countries, and representatives from the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), the Chinese organizer of the Confucius Institute at ELTE, attended the conference.

The conference kicked off with the piano music of “Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon” played by music majors in ELTE and the excellent lion dancing performed by the locals. The conference was presided over by HamarImre, Pro Vice Chancellor of ELTE and Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute.

When addressing the conference, LászlóBorhy, Chancellor of ELTE noted that he takes great pride in the first Confucius Institute in Hungary being located in ELTE. ELTE and the Confucius Institute are making every effort to bring the Chinese culture and the local culture even closer. It is hoped to seek the values shared by both cultures through this conference and develop new common goals to strengthen the ties between both cultures.


LászlóBorhy addressing the conference

Yan Guohua, Vice President of BFSU said at the conference that the development of the Confucius Institutes constitutes an important part of China-CEEC cooperation and serves as a superb platform for cultivating envoys of friendship who boast knowledge of both the Chinese culture and the cultures of other countries. BFSU has made the development of CEEC Confucius Institutes a priority in its future work. Additionally, through exchanges and cooperation between the Confucius Institutes, resources sharing and regional development can be secured.


Yan Guohua addressing the conference

Later, divided into two groups, 55 Chinese and Foreign directors conducted lively discussion with six sub-themes under two major themes of “Confucius Institutes Serving the Belt and Road Initiative” and “Confucius Institutes’ Quality Improvement, Innovation and Development”. The discussion saw many insights proposed and yielded fruitful results.


Group discussion


Representatives at the conference

The closing ceremony of the conference was chaired by Li Qikeng, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at ELTE. Iskra Mandova, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute at St.Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, and Joanna Wardega, Foreign Director of Confucius Institute in Krakow, Poland, summarized the discussions of the two groups.

(Story by Li Qikeng)