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Press Release: Asia Centre and consortium secure multi-annual, multi-million Euros Horizon Europe research project on China

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“Dealing with a resurgent China”: EU-funded consortium of European universities and think tanks enhances the foundation of knowledge on China across Europe

 

Paris, France, July 7, 2021.

The objective of this project is to “Stimulate and support the creation of independent knowledge on contemporary China”. Our consortium of nine fellow think tanks and universities from across Europe (including CBS in Denmark, MERICS from Germany, and Bruegel from Belgium) was designated as best among thirteen others. Each consortium receives up to EUR 4 million in funding to be pooled, for a three-year period.

Asia Centre has been designated as the leader of the “Foreign Policy” work package, guided by Jean-François di Meglio and Clément Durif. Jean-Pierre Cabestan from Asia Centre will participate in the “Party and state politics” work package led by CBS in Copenhagen. Asia Centre will also contribute to the “Chinese economy: understanding its functioning and its global impact” work package and to the Dissemination efforts.

 

The consortium is formed by the following partners (in alphabetical order):

  1. ASIA CENTRE (France)
  2. BRUEGEL (Belgium)
  3. Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
  4. FONDATIONS NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES (France)
  5. Mercator Institute for China Studies – MERICS (Germany)
  6. Ruhr-University (Germany)
  7. SWPS UNIVERSYTET HUMANISTYCZNOSPOLECZNY – SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Poland)
  8. UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID – Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain)
  9. UNIVERSITA’ DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE  (Italy)

 

Horizon Europe is the European Commission framework programme for research and innovation, succeeding Horizon 2020. The consortium implementing the project “Dealing with a resurgent China” starts its work in November 2022.

 

Contact: jb.monnier@asiacentre.eu

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