In the context of the Brussels show of “The Silk Road on the Sea”, the European Institute for Asian Studies hosted a cultural forum aiming to discuss the “Cultural aspects of the Belt and Road initiative”. As a launching event for the Brussels show, the forum also gave the opportunity to the audience to discover some performances by the dancers themselves, present at this special occasion. Atlas collaborated closely with EIAS, the Mission of China to the EU and the China Arts & Entertainment Group for the success of this event.

Guest speakers honored the audience by their presence and inputs:

  • Mr Li Jianmin, Minister Counsellor of Education and Culture, Chinese Mission to the EU
  • Mr István Ujhelyi, MEP, Member of the EP’s delegation for relations with China, Vice-Chair of the Transport and Tourism Committee
  • Ms Eva Paunova, MEP, Member of the EP’s delegation for relations with China, Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee
  • Mr Song, China Arts and Entertainment Group
  • Mr Peter Lescouhier, Head of N.E. Asia Division, Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr David Fouquet, Senior Associate, EIAS
  • Dr Ingrid d’Hooghe, Senior Research Associate, Clingendael Institute & China Coordinator, Leiden University