The EU-China Science and Technology Week, organized as part of the European Union Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China, will bring together over 500 leading scientists, journalists and representatives of industry, academia and government from the European Union and China, to share knowledge, experience and aspirations.
From 15 to 18 June 2010, a highly focused programme of science policy sessions, scientific workshops and media briefings at the EU pavilion will allow invited participants to showcase joint achievements, exchange success stories, and explore new perspectives and collaboration opportunities between European and Chinese research organisations, focusing on the Shanghai Expo's theme of "Better City, Better Life".
In parallel, a number of EU-China science events aimed at a wider audience will be organized from 14 to 19 June 2010 in several locations in Shanghai, including the Shanghai Science Hall. These will include science cafÃ©s with renowned European and Chinese scientists, master classes on science communication, a festival of award-winning European science films, and the Physics and Laser Show by the University of Lund (Sweden).
The EU-China Science and Technology Week will be a unique opportunity to:
- build on the existing work done together by the EU and China, particularly through the Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement, and identify future research priorities to improve this cooperation still further.
- give visibility to the most successful research projects involving European and Chinese partners working together on urban development and related themes (energy, health, biotechnologies, transport, climate change, knowledge-sharing), the hottest topics of our age.
- help both young and experienced Chinese researchers find out about the new opportunities for scientific careers and international mobility offered by the EU's Framework Programme for Research.
- showcase the EU's latest initiatives and contributions to "Better City, Better Life" in various research fields (including energy, ICT, food safety and security) and, importantly, explain how Chinese partners can participate in these initiatives.
- present and debate ongoing research in the fields of disaster management and nuclear energy involving the EU's Joint Research Centre and its partners, including the Chinese Academy of Science, Tongji University and the Chinese Atomic Energy Agency.
- bring science to the Chinese public through a series of entertaining science events open to everyone interested in science.