CfP for the 7th Workshop on Europe-China Relations in Global Politics


7th Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics

“European and Asian Perspectives on China’s Belt & Road Initiative”

Nazarbayev University*, Astana, Kazakhstan

18-20 April 2018

Dear Researchers,

UACES and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change (RECAP) are welcoming contributions for the 7th UACES Workshop on EU-China/Asia Relations in Global Politics – ‘European and Asian Perspectives on China’s Belt & Road Initiative’ on 18-20 April 2018. 

This two-day Workshop at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan will offer policymakers, business representatives, as well as researchers and civil society representatives a platform to exchange good practices and latest analyses on EU-Asian perspectives on the central concept of China’s foreign policy – the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI).

Please send your proposal for a paper, case study, or poster along with your short biographies until Friday, 12 January 2018 to Oleksandra ZAVERTAILO at Proposals should be limited to no more than 500 words.

DEADLINE: 12 January 2018 

The Workshop will welcome contributors on the following topics:

  1. China’s BRI and the evolving global order: in search for theoretical and analytical macro-level approaches
  2. Central Asian, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Southeast Asian perspectives on the BRI at the regional, national and subnational level
  3. BRI and China-Europe relations – on the regional, national and subnational level
  4. Climate change, sustainability and energy security of a ‘green’ BRI
  5. Innovation, technology, and digitisation in the context of the BRI
  6. Meta-level analysis: case studies and micro-level analysis on particular projects of the BRI
  7. Methodological approaches to comparative research in the Eurasian context

The organisers can cover a limited amount of accommodation expenses and board; international travel expenses can be financially supported. Decisions will be taken on a case by case basis. Please inform the organisers that you wish to receive financial support and we will get back to you shortly.

For further information, click here.

Kind regards,

The UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-China Relations