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Association for International Affairs (AMO) with the support of National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has the pleasure to invite you for the International Conference CHINA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION: FROM STRATEGIC PARTNER TO SYSTEMIC RIVAL.

The conference focuses on the willingness and the ability of the EU member states to create a common European strategy towards China and its increasing influence in not only economic realm. The goal of the conference is not only to assess the current state of EU-China relations, but also to contribute to formulating the EU-wide strategy.

Does China play “divide and rule” strategy in Europe? Does 16+1 platform serve as the diving tool? What should Europe and its institutions do for formulating and enacting a truly unified strategy on China? What approach has been taken by various member states so far and could any of them serve as an inspiration? Can the goal of a harmonized foreign and security policy towards China be achieved without antagonizing China and harming economic cooperation?

You are welcome to participate in this exclusive meeting of China experts and contribute with your questions and comments to the Conference outputs and recommendations which could pave the way for searching for a unified approach to China in the European Union.

Distinguished guests and panellists:
Ingrid d’Hooghe, EU-China expert, Clingendael Institute, Netherlands
Lars Fréden, former Ambasador to China (ret.), Sweden
Ivana Karásková, AMO Research Fellow and Chief Coordinator of ChinfluenCE and CHOICE
Václav Kopecký, AMO Research Fellow and China Expert
Dominik Mierzejewski, Professor of China studies and advisor to Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland
Lucrezia Poggetti, China Expert, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Germany

This event is part of projects Promoting Understanding and Awareness of Chinese Influence in Central and Eastern Europe (ChinfluenCE) and China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) platform.

Full refreshments provided. Working language: English.

If you are interested in attending, please register here.


When: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 9:30 – 15:00 (9:30 – 10:00 Registration)


Conference venue: European House, Jungmannova 24, 110 00 Prague

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