|China, the European Union and the Restructuring of Global Governance|
6 - 7 May 2010, Brussels
This Conference analyzed to what extent China and the EU share the same perception of the global governance crisis. Could they converge on cooperative solutions on finance, economy, trade, climate, energy and security related matters? How can potentially different views about the reorganization of global governance be reconciled? What are the possible scenarios for the evolution of China-EU relations in case of a failure of the transformation of the global governance system? Can EU member states adopt a common credible position on these issues? Does China perceive Europe as a single power with a sufficient degree of autonomy from the United States on these new issues?
The Conference was held on 6 and 7 May in Brussels, at the European Social and Economic Committee (Rue van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels. See the map).
It was organised by the InBev-Baillet Latour Chairs EU-China at Katholieke University of Leuven (KUL) and Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies KUL, the Institute for European Studies at the Facultés Universitaires Saint Louis (FUSL), the Institute for European Studies (UCL) and the Madariaga - College of Europe Foundation, in cooperation with the InBev Baillet Latour Chair at the College of Europe and in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee. The event is organised with the support of the In-Bev Baillet Latour Fund, the National Fund for Scientific Research (FWO), the Fond for Scientific Research (FNRS), the European Commission, the Belgian Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) and China Eastern Airlines.
Speakers' contributions and Power Point Presentations are available on the website of the Conference ( link ).