A Selection of Executed Programs 2001

Lecture by Frank van Rijn
February 15, 2001
Cyclist-author Van Rijn talked about his unorthodox bicycle trip through China , at the invitation of APEP which uses the occasion to launch its new China project: a top-level study trip to China ‘s Midwest in the autumn of 2001.

Probation Delegation to Canada
February 17 – 25, 2001
A study program in Canada for four directors of the Dutch Probation Institution.

De Baak Program in Shanghai
March 11, 12 & 15, 2001
Company visits in Shanghai arranged by APEP as part of a cross-cultural management course offered by De Baak Management Centre.

Japanese Junior Ambassadors
March 27 – April 4, 2001
This annual cultural-educational program in the Netherlands is arranged by APEP at the request of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Diplomacy, which is sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

US Congressional Staffers
April 8 – 14, 2001
APEP brought staff members of US Congress members to the Netherlands for an educational visit.

Equal Opportunities Program
May 06 – 12, 2001
This study trip focused on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The program was developed by the CG-Raad Nederland (the Dutch Council of the Chronically Ill and the Disabled) in cooperation with the Atlantic & Pacific Exchange Program (APEP) and with advice from the Dutch Embassy to the United States , Task Force No Limits, and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF). Mr. Jan Troost, Chairman of the CG-Raad, led the delegation.

Biotechnology Program
June 23 – 30, 2001
APEP took a high-level business and government representatives to the United States to study developments in biotechnology. Professor Joseph Hautvast, MD, Director of the Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, led the delegation together with Member of Parliament Erica Terpstra (VVD Party).

US Judges visit to the Netherlands
September 19 – 21, 2002
A delegation of five American judges (and their spouses) visit the Netherlands to visit Dutch courts as well as the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and a Dutch law firm.

De Baak Diner Pensant
October 17, 2001
The topic for this dinner/lecture is: Doing business in China , Personal experiences behind the hype. The Diner Pensant was held at De Baak in Noordwijk.

Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports
November 11 – 17, 2001
A delegation of ten senior employees of the Ministry of Health, representatives of the CZ Group, Zorgverzekeraars Nederland (Organization of Health Insurers in the Netherlands ) and Agis group visit Washington DC to study health related issues.