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APPP Workshop in 2005 - The Asia-Pacific Perceptions Project

EU and Dialogue Between Peoples and Cultures: Seeing the EU through the Eyes of Others

Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand
25 November, 2005

The Asia-Pacific Perceptions Project Workshop

Goal

The workshop organised by the National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, focuses on the meaning of the EU conceptualized and articulated by the wider world.

Objective

The workshop will present the final findings of the comparative trans-national research project Public, Elite and Media Perceptions of the EU in Asia Pacific Region: (Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and South Korea): A Comparative Study.

Participants

  • Representatives of the EU Delegations from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Thailand
  • EU Member States diplomats accredited to the Asia-Pacific countries
  • Asia-Pacific policy-makers (members of the NZ Parliament Select Committee on International Affairs and Defence)
  • Officers of the European division, MFAT
  • Leading news writers, editors, and directors of news from the Asia-Pacific and the EU
  • Members of Asia-Pacific business community
  • Members of academia from the Asia-Pacific and the EU
  • Representatives of Asia-Europe Foundation and British Council

Concept of the Workshop

The report of the international research team on the final findings will serve as an opening for the discussion between two sides – the Asia-Pacific and the EU.

The workshop aims to facilitate the EU - Asia-Pacific intellectual dialogue on the level of key decision- and opinion-makers with respect to the dominant images and attitudes towards the EU in the Asia-Pacific.

Report presenting findings of elite perceptions of the EU in the Asia-Pacific as well as brochure with the major findings of media and public opinion analysis will be sent to the participants of the Workshop one week before the event.

Expected Outcome

The goal of the workshop is to develop a set of recommendations and strategies for furthering the quality of the dialogue between the two regions by means of accounting for the dominant perceptions, attitudes, beliefs and opinions about each other.

Workshop Programme

Friday 25 November

Introduction
9.00 - 9.30 am
Project Description: Goals, activities, outcomes and results, team introduction.
APPP team presentation: “Setting the context: Images of the EU in the AP media”

PANEL I: Images of the EU in the Asia-Pacific Region: Political Perspectives
9.30 - 11.00 am
Report by the APPP team on the findings of the EU perceptions by AP political elites and on survey findings of the EU public perceptions as a global actor.

Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30 am

PANEL II: Images of the EU in the Asia-Pacific Region: Business Perspectives
11.30 - 1.00 pm
Report by the APPP team on the findings of business elites’ perceptions and survey findings of the EU as an economic muscle.

Lunch
1.00 - 2.30 pm

PANEL III: Images of the EU in the Asia-Pacific Region: Media Perspectives
2.30 - 4.30 pm
Report by the APPP team on the findings of media elite perceptions and some findings of the content analysis of the media connected to the survey findings.

Wrap Up Session
4.30 - 5.00 pm
What's next? Developing a set of recommendations for future research and policy making.

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Contact details:

Dr Natalia Chaban
National Centre for Research on Europe
2nd Level Geography Building
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 4912
Fax: +64 3 364 2634
Email: natalia.chaban@canterbury.ac.nz

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