The EU-China Economics & Politics Institute
In 2015 the EU and China celebrated the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Both parties have started to engage with each other on a higher level and deepened multi-lateral co-operation to improve diplomatic, political, economic, educational, technological and cultural ties, as well as local governance and tourism. The EU-China Economics and Politics Institute is designed to encourage, improve and strengthen EU-China relations, and to extend communication and cooperation in the field of education and research.
The EU-China Economics and Politics Institute is based on the EU-China Weapon Embargo Research Project (6th July 2010), which was designed to update and analyse the EU’s policy of placing an embargo on weapons sales to China. This research project was the precursor of the EU-China Economics and Politics Institute. Currently, 17 professional scholars research at the EU-China Economics and Politics Institute, and their research fields mostly relate to EU-China Relations, NATO, Political Economy, and International Security. The EU-China Economics and Politics Institute values research contribution by efforts with EU-China Economics and Politics Journal (on-line)”, and “Issues and Studies Textbook”. The EU-China Economics and Politics Institute share a common goal: to encourage and improve mutual understanding and communication between the EU and China.
The EU-China Economics and Politics Institute bases in Prague and maintain liaison point in Brussels. The Prague office administers and co-ordinates research and academic activities, and the Brussels liaison point bridges the EU institutions, and NGOs, and academic units. The research activities of the EU-China Economics and Politics Institute connect with two main areas: EU-China Relations and Collective Security (NATO Studies). The activities of the The EU-China Economics and Politics Institute include conducting scientific research, preparing publications and analyses, organizing seminars and conferences, and sponsoring education and support for prospective leaders from China and member states of the EU. Currently, the EU-China Economics and Politics Institute co-operates with 17 experts and scholars who are responsible for publishing papers and reports on foreign policy, international political economy, and defence and security policy issues relevant to the EU and China. Our experts and scholars are well-known in own research fields, and also regularly comment on international affairs in media. The EU-China Economics and Politics Institute eyes to establish academy of EU-China Relations Studies with the third-party universities in China as well as the EU, and open bachelor, master, and doctoral programme with outstanding academic units to promote the EU-China Relations Studies