EU-China/Asia Relations at the 46th UACES Annual Conference

CfP for EU-China/Asia Relations at the 46th UACES Annual Conference 
London, 5-7 September 2016
After celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2015, the relations between the European Union and China enters a new chapter, based on three important pillars of dialogue: strategic partnership, economic and trade; and people to people exchange. The UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-China relations has successfully organised numerous panels at UACES annual conferences in Passau, Leeds, Cork and Bilbao to review this evolving relationship and its wide spectrum. We are now again organising EU-China/Asia streams at the 2016 UACES conference in London, between 5 and 7 September 2016 (
The UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-China Relations was initiated by ESSCA School of Management in Angers, College of Europe in Bruges and Graduate School of Global Politics at Freie Universität Berlin. The CRN welcomes paper submission on any of the broad themes and topics below, or on related subjects:
  • New directions of EU-China/Asia relations
  • The European response to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy
  • The security dimension (including cyber security) of EU-China/Asia relations
  • EU-China cooperation in global issues (energy, environment) and the reform of global institutions (UN, IMF, World Bank etc.)
  • EU, China and regional integration and interregional dialogue (ASEM, APEC, 16+1 etc.)

In accordance with paper submission guidelines for UACES conference, please email your paper proposal to the panel coordinators: Mr Anastas Vangeli (Doctoral Researcher at the Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Science: ) and Prof Wei Shen (Lancaster University and ESSCA EU-Asia Institute: with the following information:

–       Full Name
–       Organisation
–       Email Address
–       Research Discipline
–       Paper Title (max. 160 characters)
–       Abstract (max. 300 words)
–       Keywords(s)
–       Name of any co-authors

by 20th January 2016 at the latest (the UACES deadline is 22nd January 2015) – we do apologise for this short notice). Thank you very much for your kind understanding and interest. Please do also feel free to distribute this Call within your network.

Thank you very much.

With our best wishes for 2016!

CRN Coordinators:
Prof Wei Shen, Jean Monnet Chair in EU-China Relations; Professor of International Business and Director of Confucius Institute, Lancaster University & ESSCA EU-Asia Institute
Prof Jing Men, InBev-Baillet Latour Professor of European Union – China Relations and Director of the EU-China Research Centre, EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department, College of Europe, Bruges
Dr Frauke Austermann, Associate Dean of Cologne-Campus, International School of Management & ESSCA EU-Asia Institute