Horizon Europe Week conference “China and Europe at the Edge of Chaos? Trends, Frameworks, Challenges” was organised at the Centre of International Studies and Development at Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University on 17-19 October 2022. The conference was divided into the scientific part and meetings devoted to the discussions about possible partnerships for applying for national and international grants.
Horizon Europe Weeks is the initiative created to strengthen international cooperation between scientists from the Jagiellonian University and researchers from universities and foreign institutions, the main goal of which is to jointly develop applications for research programs and projects.
The thematic area of the conference was focused on China-Europe relationships and was divided into two main themes named “A clash of connectivities?” and “Crossing the red lines?”. Subjects such as the Belt and Road Initiative, global security, Chinese investments in Europe and in the Global South, Chinese soft power and self-image, economic competition in Europe, China’s digital investments and changing narratives about China in European Union were brought.
The second part was aimed at strengthening international cooperation between the Jagiellonian University and leading research institutions and establishing consortium to apply for international grants. Discussed projects included, among others Horizon Europe Projects (Twinning, Maria Curie-Skłodowska Actions), Erasmus+ Partnerships For Cooperation and Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Actions.
The role of the chairmen was held be by Prof. Marcin Grabowski and Prof. Emilian Kavalski. We were honoured to host such magnificent guests as: Prof. Elena Korosteleva (University of Warwick, Great Britain), Prof. Carol Wise (University of Southern California, United States), Prof. Ewa Trojnar (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Prof. Magdalena Góra (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Dr Louise Curran (Toulouse Business School, France), Dr Simone Dossi (University of Milano, Italy), Dr Jeremy Garlick (Prague University of Economics, Czechia),), Dr Kolja Raube (KU Leuven, Belgium), Dr Csaba Moldicz (Mathias Corvinus College, Hungary), Dr Dariusz Stolicki (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Dr Kamila Szczepanska (University of Turku, Finland), Dr Monique Taylor (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Dr Plamen Tonchev (Institute for International Economic Relations, Greece).