Our conferences

Pre-book launch 

Security Relations between the European Union and China: From Convergence to Cooperation?

Held on Monday 9 November 2015 at the Egmont Palace, Brussels

This half-day conference presented the final outcomes of the research project and gave participants an opportunity for discussion on the wider context for and the evolution of EU-China security relations.

The programme (.pdf) can be downloaded.


Final conference

EU-China Security Relations: from convergence to cooperation?

Held on 1 June 2015 at Egmont Palace, Brussels

The final conference presented the findings of the research as well as engaging with a wider audience. It also provided an opportunity to gather feedback and comments on the draft chapters for the book.

After the conference the book authors were invited to a reception and presentation at the European Commission by the European External Action Service. Dr Gerhard Sabathil of the EEAS also gave a short after-dinner speech at the conference dinner.

The full final conference programme (.pdf) can be downloaded.

Conference table with attendees)
Conference table with attendees

International workshops

Two workshops have facilitated the presentation of draft policy papers and chapters and the discussion of preliminary findings with selected scholars and experts from Europe and China. PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows from the participating institutions in were also able to participate in these workshops.

Our workshops

Europe workshop

Our European workshop was held on 2-3 April 2014 at the University of Maastricht on the Brussels campus.

The workshop programme (.pdf) is available to download.


Beijing workshop

Our Beijing workshop was held on 16-17 October 2014 at Renmin University at the Centre for European Studies.

The workshop programme (.pdf) is available to download.

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission

Our partner institutions

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Professor Dr Emil Kirchner Project Leader
University of Essex
Susan Sydenham Project Coordinator
University of Essex