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European Higher Education Fair - March 2013



''History of the euro, current challenges and the road ahead'' on the 6 December 2012



"Popcorn and War" - Film screening of "The Boy in Striped Pyjamas on 13 October 2012"



"Celebrating European Languages" at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival on 11 October 2012



European Higher Education Fair 2012 - March 2012

Asad Beg, Head of Political Section, Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao and Dr Catherine Chan Ka-Ki, Deputy Secretary for Education shake hands with each other at the opening ceremony of the European Higher Education Fair 2012. 10 March 2012Visitors inquire about studying in Europe at the booth of the Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao at the European Higher Education Fair 2012. 10-11 March 2012


Macau Education Fair 2012

The European Union has exhibited in the Macau Education Fair for the first time, displaying Europe's high quality education. - 24-26 February 2012.Students explore different possibilities of studying in Europe at the European Union's booth at the Macau Education Fair 2012. - 24-26 February 2012.


EU Hong Kong displays Europe's education excellence at the Hong Kong Education and Careers Expo 2012

Ms Maria Castillo, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao is one of the officiating guests at the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong Education and Careers Expo 2012. – 9 February 2012Recipients of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship programme, Roger Chao (R-2) and Ursula Young (R-1) share their experience of studying overseas with visitors in a seminar session at the Hong Kong Education and Careers Expo 2012. – 10 February 2012The booth displayed by the Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao at the Hong Kong Education and Careers Expo 2012 is swamped with students inquiring about studying in Europe. The Expo ran from 9th to 12th February 2012Head of Political Section of the Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao, Mr Asad Beg answers questions from visitors about studying in Europe at the Hong Kong Education and Careers Expo 2012. The Expo ran from 9th to 12th February 2012


Prize Presentation for the Annual Calendar Drawing Competition – 16 December 2011

Ms Maria Castillo, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao celebrated with the principal, vice principal, teachers and parents and winners of the Annual Calendar Drawing Competition at the Sai Kung Central Lee Siu Yam Memorial Primary School. – 15 December 2011Ms Maria Castillo, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao received a souvenir from Principal Lewis Ng at the prize presentation ceremony of the Annual Calendar Drawing Competition at the Sai Kung Central Lee Siu Yam Memorial Primary School. – 15 December 2011


Human Rights breakfast discussion – 15 December 2011

Ms Maria Castillo, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao gave an opening remark at the Human Rights breakfast discussion attended by representatives from the social media groups, civil society, university and EU consulates-general. – 15 December 2011Panellist Emily Lau, also member of the Legislative Council provided an overview of the latest situation of the press freedom in Hong Kong at the Human Rights breakfast discussion. – 15 December 2011


Symposium on Gender Equality Policies in Asia and Europe 2011, 15/10/2011 at Chinese University

Prof. Wong Po-choi moderates the session on 'Implementation of Family Policy: Global Examples' while Anne-Mari Virolainen, Deputy Chair of the Committee of Employment and Equality from Finland, Prof. Joyce  Ma,  Jolanda Holwerda of Lof Media from the Netherlands,  Nunung Nurwulan, Consul, the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia and Elsie Leung, Consultant, Iu, Lai & Li Solicitors & Notaries (from left to right) give their talks and comments at the  Symposium on “Gender Equality Policies in Asia and Europe” co-organized by the Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. – 15 October 2011Maria Castillo Fernandez, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao, and Prof. Fanny Cheung, Director of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (both in the middle) chat with other speakers at the Symposium on “Gender Equality Policies in Asia and Europe” co-organized by the EU Hong Kong Office and the Chinese University. – 15 October 2011


International Conference on Capital Punishment in Asia:Progress and Prospects for Law Reform, 4/5 Nov 2011 at City University

Maria Castillo Fernandez, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao speaks at the International Conference on Capital Punishment in Asia: Progress and Prospects for Law Reform along with Dr Surya Deva, Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong (left) and Prof. Hood, Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College Oxford and Adjunct Professor, School of Law, City University. The conference is co-organised by the EU Hong Kong office, the School of Law of the City University and Jindal Global Law School. - 4-5 November 2011Asad Beg, Head of Political Section of the Office of European Union to Hong Kong and Macao attends the International Conference on Capital Punishment in Asia: Progress and Prospects for Law Reform co-organised by the EU Hong Kong office, the School of the Law of the City University of Hong Kong and Jindal Global Law School. -4-5 November 2011


Visit of the Delegation for Relations with the People's Republic of China of the European Parliament to Hong Kong

Crescenzio Rivellini, Chairman of Delegation for Relations with the People's Republic of China of the European Parliament (R) exchanges gifts with Jasper Tsang, President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong the brand-new Legislative Council Building. - 5th September 2011Members of the Delegation for Relations with the People's Republic of China of the European Parliament meet with representatives from the Legislative Council Parliamentary Liaison Sub Committee in the brand-new Legislative Council Building. (From Left to Right: Cyd Ho, Helga Trüpel, Emilio del Menédezdel Valle, Derek Vaughan, Danuta Jazlowiecka, James To, Crescenzio Rivellini, Emily Lau, Sir Graham Watson, Maria Castillo Fernandez, Patrick Lau, Ronny Tong, Sophie Leung, Csaba Sándor Tabajdi, Olga Sehnalova, Zigmantas Balcytis) - 5th September 2011


The International Education Forum, 15th and 16th July 2011

The Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao hosted a booth at the International Education Forum and Expo which were attended by over 6,000 visitors during the two-day event on 15th and 16th July 2011 to promote studying in Europe and the scholarship programme, Erasmas Mundus. As Hong Kong is introducing the New 3+3+4 Academic Structure, people visiting the EU booth were keenly interested in the education opportunities offered by universities in various EU member countries.    



Connie Hedegaard visits Hong Kong 4 May 2011

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action speaks at a forum, "Climate action in Europe and Hong Kong – a continuing conversation"Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action (right 2) is joined by other speakers at a panel discussion moderated by Christine Loh, CEO of Civic ExchangeConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action (right 2) discusses with other speakers at a panel discussion moderated by Christine Loh, CEO of Civic ExchangeConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action attends a panel discussion moderated by Ms Christine Loh, CEO of Civic ExchangeConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action gives a presentation at a forum, "Climate action in Europe and Hong Kong – a continuing conversation"Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action attends a forum, "Climate action in Europe and Hong Kong – a continuing conversation" along with Edward Yau, Secretary for Environment of Hong KongConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action (Left 1) talks with Maria Castillo, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macau (Middle) and Christine Loh, CEO of Civic ExchangeConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action attends a forum, "Climate action in Europe and Hong Kong – a continuing conversation" along with some 180 other attendantsConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action receives a souvenir from Anthony Cheung, Hong Kong Consumer Council Chairman at the Consumers International World CongressConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action (Middle) is accompanied by Maria Castillo, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macau (Left 1) and Christine Loh, CEO of Civic Exchange at a forum, "Climate action in Europe and Hong Kong – a continuing conversation"Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action gives a speech at the Consumers International World CongressConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action talks on "Empowering the consumers in a green economy" at the Consumers International World CongressConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action discusses with Donald Tsang, Chief Executive for Hong Kong SAR on issues related to climate change and consumerismConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action is accompanied by Donald Tsang, Chief Executive for Hong Kong SAR (Left 1) and Anthony Cheung, Hong Kong Consumer Council Chairman at the Consumers International World CongressConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action is greeted by Anthony Cheung, Hong Kong Consumer Council Chairman at the Consumers International World CongressConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action is greeted by Donald Tsang, Chief Executive for Hong Kong SAR at the Consumers International World CongressConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action is greeted by Connie Lau, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Consumer Council at the Consumers International World CongressConnie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action talks about challenges in climate change and how to tackle the issue strategically at a forum, "Climate action in Europe and Hong Kong – a continuing conversation"Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action (Left 2) is accompanied by Maria Castillo, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macau (Left 1), Anthony Cheung, Hong Kong Consumer Council Chairman (Right 2) Connie Lau, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Consumer Council at the Consumers International World Congress