Over the last decade the EU and China have been closely cooperating in the areas of education & training, culture, multilingualism and youth. Cooperation consisted of regular policy dialogues at government level, as well as concrete outputs in terms of joint projects and events.
Since 2012 all these activities have been integrated under the EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue (HPPD), the third pillar of EU-China relations, complementing the other two pillars – the High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue and the High Level Strategic Dialogue.
The HPPD is the overarching mechanism which accommodates all EU-China joint initiatives in the field of people to people exchanges. These initiatives stem from the conclusions of leaders' dialogues and senior officials' meetings where long-term objectives are set, best practice is exchanged and areas for future cooperation are explored.
The HPPD should help build mutual trust and consolidate intercultural understanding between EU and China.
14 November 2017
EU-China HPPD, Shanghai
11 October 2016
China-EU Education Ministers Conference, Beijing
5 September 2015
EU-China HPPD 1, Brussels
29 June 2015
17th EU-China Summit, Brussels
6 September 2014
EU-China HPPD, Beijing
Visit of President Xi Jinping, Brussels
25 November 2013
EU-China Expert Seminar on Youth Entrepreneurship, Brussels
21 November 2013
16th EU-China Summit, Beijing
25 April 2013
Higher Education Platform for Cooperation and Exchanges, Brussels
HPPD Forum, Brussels
18 April 2012
EU-China HPPD, Brussels