Inauguration of EU-China Research Centre


Tuesday 01.04.14
14:30 to 17:00


Verversdijk, Bruges campus
Verversdijk 16
8000 Brugge

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:

Inaugural Programme

  • 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
  • 16h00 Signing of the Agreement between the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund and the College of Europe
  • Reception (Foyer)