– A strongly targeted and specialised training programme for business representatives: This 'train the trainers' approach will ensure that its impact is multiplied as widely as possible and that a large number of companies will benefit from higher quality services and up-to-date information from their business organisations.
– Encouraging policy dialogue between key stakeholders from business, academia and politics is important to foster an ongoing debate and a wide and varied exchange of views and experience.
China Advisory Council (CAC)
– The CAC is an advisory body to the European Commission on economic policy vis-à-vis China. Each of the 17 members of the CAC brings along several years of business experience on China.
China Ideas Community
– The China Ideas Community allows users to post comments and articles on issues covered by the Understanding China programme. Forum users can react to and rate other people’s posts, and receive email alerts on contributions in which they are active. The China Ideas Community also offers an opportunity for users to share their research on China and related issues.
– These roundtables which give the SMEs the opportunity to engage in dialogue with representatives of academia, policy makers, business representatives and other key stakeholders to propose policy recommendations and address on important matters concerning European business in China.
A consortium of leading European business organisations, academia and think tanks has developed the programme and is responsible for its implementation. Contact us here.
The Understanding China programme will run for 3.5 years until mid 2012 and is co-funded by the European Commission.