This is a crucial moment for China-EU relations. Faced with numerous global challenges, the US, EU and China have a central role to play, and the quality of cooperation between them is central to world economic recovery. China is changing rapidly and is renewing both its development model and role in global economic governance. The EU will have to cope with these welcome changes. Decisions taken now by Europe will have future repercussions on how EU-China relations are framed and also on the global order.
Despite the numerous channels of bilateral cooperation between China and the EU, there is a serious gap in knowledge and perception between China and Europe. This gap may even been widening as China is changing rapidly as its role in the international system. The Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation's programme on 'EU-China Relations' aims precisely at enhancing mutual understanding through seminars, conferences and publications bringing together Chinese and European perspectives to foster greater cultural and political exchange, whilst also integrating US' counterparts within its planned activities.
To fulfill these objectives the Madariaga Foundation organises seminars and conferences on different topics of common interest, such as economic regulation, climate change and the environment, commerce and the development of Africa.
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