EU-China Post-Covid-19 Cooperation Forum sessions – 后疫情时代的中欧合作研讨会

The first part of our Forum, co-organised by The Bridge Tank and the Chinese Embassy, brought together 4 former ministers, 5 former ambassadors and a total of 30 experts on 15 October at the Palais Brongniart in Paris, as well as 150 registrants from 3 continents and more than 15 cities, for informed and precise exchanges on economic, industrial, social and cultural issues concerning the EU-China relationship.

Download the programme (in French) here

It was opened by Joël Ruet, Irina Bokova, board member of The Bridge Tank who clarified the expectations for the 6 panels of the Hybrid Forum, and by Ambassador Sylvie Bermann who gave her views and suggestions on the issues to be discussed between the EU and China.

These exchanges will be followed by free contributions via an open online Forum, whose recommendations will provide the material for a “white paper” which will be presented by The Bridge Tank at a restitution conference in the presence of the Chinese Ambassador to France and French and European public figures.

Our work dealt with diplomatic issues, culture, human exchanges, economics and industry, focusing on common challenges between the European Union and China: energy transitions, economic transitions – in particular the advent of new industrial models, global public goods. About 80% of the experts were French or European and 20% Chinese, all independent practitioners.

This forum takes place at an important moment when the European Union and China have started negotiations towards an investment agreement.

The reports of the sessions are available below, after the photo gallery.

Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, Ambassador Sylvie Bermann, Dr. Joël Ruet
Ambassador Stephen Gompertz, Dr. Joël Ruet, Ambassador Geneviève des Rivières, Ambassador Sun Haichao, Emmanuel Dupuy, Dr. Joël Ruet
François Loos, Jean-Claude Beaujour, Fatima Hadj, Alex Wang, Henri de Groussouvre
Cui Wen, Guillaume Henry, Zhao Wei, Nicholas Imbert
Ambassador Philippe Coste, Song Luzhong via Zoom, Pierre-Noël Giraud, Djellil Bouzidi
Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, Hervé Barbaret, Amel Kefif, Wu Peirong, Deborah Furet
Ambassador Philippe Coste, Song Luzheng via Zoom, Edmond Alphandéry
Brune Poirson, Raphaël Schoentgen, Ding Yifan, Thomas Melonio, Dr. Joël Ruet
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