14th EU-China Joint Steering Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation and side events
Director General for DG RTD Mr Jean-Eric Paquet and Chinese Vice-Minister for Science and Technology Mr Zhang Jianguo, with the China and EU Delegates
The 14th meeting of the Joint Steering Committee of the EU-China Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation took place in Beijing on 13 December 2018 under the co-chairmanship of European Commission Director General for Research and Innovation Mr Jean-Eric Paquet and Chinese Vice-Minister for Science and Technology Mr Zhang Jianguo. The two parties went through framework conditions for cooperation, the implementation of the Co-Funding Mechanism (CFM), and thematic areas including aviation, Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies (FAB), biotechnologies and biomaterials, environment, sustainable urbanisation and Mission Innovation. Topics of potential future collaboration were also raised such as water, artificial intelligence (in particular ethical aspects), health, marine, and space. There were also talks on personnel exchange and mobility and an agreement to develop a common cooperation roadmap.More information
Second call for proposals published for 2018 under the EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism for Research and Innovation
On 22 October 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) published the second call for proposals for year 2018 under the EU-China Co-funding Mechanism for Research and Innovation (CFM), as part of the "Key Project on Intergovernmental International Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Cooperation/STI Cooperation with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan" of China's National Key R&D Programme (NKP). The call seeks applications by China-based full participants in Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018 proposals addressing nine broad priority areas for which around 15 projects are expected to be funded for a total budget of CNY50 million: new generation information network; intelligent and green manufacturing; safe, clean and efficient energy; advanced, effective, safe and convenient health technologies; marine equipment; space; new materials; large research infrastructures; and public security. Applications will be submitted in two stages including pre-applications and full applications. The deadline for submission of pre-applications is 10 December 2018.More information
EU-China scientific cooperation is governed by a Science & Technology Cooperation Agreement signed in December 1998 and renewed for the third time in December 2014. The implementation of the Agreement is overseen by a Joint Steering Committee which last met 29 March 2017 in Brussels.
The importance of China as a key partner country has been confirmed by the Commission decision to set up a dedicated High Level Innovation Cooperation Dialogue (ICD) through a joint declaration signed in September 2012 by Commissioner Geoghegan Quinn and Chinese Minister WAN Gang. The ICD has the ambition of raising the level and intensity of research and innovation relations with China by providing a forum for discussion respective innovation policies and systems, addressing framework conditions and launching new joint R&I initiatives.
In addition an Agreement between the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the Government of the People's Republic of China for R&D Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (RD-PUNE) is in place since August 2008. China and Euratom are participating in an inter-governmental multilateral agreement on fission-related research, are partners of the ITER multilateral cooperation project on fusion research and participate, within the Generation IV international Forum, in the research and development activities of the Sodium Fast Reactor and the Very-High Temperature Reactor.
The 19th EU-China Summit that took place on 2 June 2017 in Brussels provided the opportunity for EU and China leaders to reaffirm the importance of cooperation in the area of research and innovation as a driver for economic and social development and a key element of EU-China relations. Two research and innovation related documents were signed at the Summit notably: i) a Joint Statement on flagship initiatives and co-funding mechanisms, ii) a Framework Research Arrangement between the European Commission Joint Research Centre and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
At the 3rd EU-China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue organised in the margins of the Summit and co-chaired by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Wan Gang, China's Minister of Science and Technology, the European Union and China have agreed to boost their cooperation with a new package of flagship initiatives targeting the areas of food, agriculture and biotechnologies, environment and sustainable urbanisation, surface transport, safer and greener aviation, and biotechnologies for environment and human health. These initiatives will translate into a number of topics for cooperation with China under Horizon 2020, the EU's funding programme for research and innovation.
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- Roadmap (2018) 1.5 MB
- S&T Review
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- Joint Declaration on the EU-China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue
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- EU-China cooperation on Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology 594 KB | CHN 862 KB
- EU-China cooperation on Aviation 539 KB
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EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism
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- Horizion 2020
- R&I Country analysis
- EU research projects - success stories with partners from China
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- Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China
- Chinese Academy of Sciences
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