European Institute for Asian Studies
Roundtable Discussion: Assessing EU-China People-to-People Relations
  • Start10:00 AM - Dec 12 2019
  • End12:00 PM - Dec 12 2019
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels

With a wide range of summits, negotiations and dialogues on the agenda 2020 is set to be an eventful year for EU-China relations. In an era where systemic rivalry and co-opetition are setting the scene, people-to-people diplomacy is vital to maintain mutually beneficial partnerships on both sides of the Eurasian continent. Embodying the third pillar of Sino-EU cooperation, Brussels will be hosting the 5th High Level People-to-People Dialogue (HPPD) in spring. With the new European Leadership in place since 1 December 2019 and both the new EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and her Chinese counterpart about to be seated around the table together for the first time, a fresh decade of EU-China People-to-People relations is set to take off. Over the past years, exchanges between the peoples of China and the EU have been multiplying and diversifying, while cultural understanding is still facing a backlog and the trust deficit not having been eliminated. People-to-people exchanges needs to be tilted to a new level, embracing cooperation in the field of culture, education, youth and sports. This EIAS Roundtable will assess EU-China people-to-people relations in greater detail and address future pathways of cooperation in this field.

 

By invitation only
Should you be interested to participate in the discussion please contact us through eias@eias.org

 

Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Registration: 9:30 – 10:00

Venue: EIAS, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels


With a wide range of summits, negotiations and dialogues on the agenda 2020 is set to be an eventful year for EU-China relations. In an era where systemic rivalry and co-opetition are setting the scene, people-to-people diplomacy is vital to maintain mutually beneficial partnerships on both sides of the Eurasian continent. Embodying the third pillar of Sino-EU cooperation, Brussels will be hosting the […]

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