On 1 April 2014, the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges campus, celebrated the inauguration of a new EU-China Research Centre.
The establishment of the Centre is made possible by the generous funding of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund.
The EU-China Research Centre aims to accompany the rapidly developing relations between the European Union and China by critical analysis and academic research. In particular, the Centre seeks to undertake high-quality research from an interdisciplinary perspective on topics of major importance in the field of EU-China relations, produce publications, organize conferences and promote cooperation between scholars specialized in EU-China studies.
In the news:
- 14h30 Welcome by
Professor Jörg MONAR, Rector of the College of Europe
- 14h45 Address by
Baron Jan HUYGHEBAERT, President of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund
- 15h00 Introduction of the Centre’s first Director by
Professor Sieglinde GSTÖHL, Director, EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies
- 15h10 Presentation of the objectives of the new EU-China Research Centre by
Professor Jing MEN, Director of the EU-China Research Centre
- 15h20 Keynote speech “EU-China Relations: New Leadership and new Challenges for the Strategic Comprehensive Partnership” by
Victor BOŞTINARU, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China
followed by Q & A