EU-China relations


published: 10.05.2023

Science|Business: The European Commission is funding three Horizon Europe projects on China

The China Horizons project was mentioned in a recent Science|Business article by Richard L. Hudson, discussing the funding of three research projects on China under the Horizon Europe programme.

The Commission has spent €10.5 million to increase independent knowledge of China and its intentions and develop a new EU-wide strategy for dealing with China. Hundreds of experts on China from various European universities and think tanks are conducting research within three international projects including China Horizons and ReConnect China.

Most universities and think tanks do not have a critical mass of China scholars. Therefore it is necessary to establish links and synergies between existing knowledge nodes through joint initiatives such as the Horizon projects.

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, Coordinator of the China Horizons project

In the article "EU puts €10.5M towards strengthening pan-European research on China" by Richard L. Hudson Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, a China expert at Copenhagen Business School, explains the objectives and potential of the China Horizons and other research projects funded by the European Commission.