Call for Interest: Forum on Mobility of European Researchers in China

    China, Beijing
    European Delegation in Beijing in cooperation with EURAXESS China

Mobility of European researchers and academic staff to China is a must for future EU-China cooperation. Building on the results of the recent survey “Improving EU Access to National and Regional Financial Incentives for Innovation in China” showing that China remains a non-attractive destination for EU researchers, a Forum on the Mobility of European Researchers in China will be organised 19 September 2019. The forum will include a workshop structured around six target groups of European researchers in China (structured around Researchers’ Career Stage, Fields and Sectors) a set of concrete solutions and recommendations will be agreed on that will feed into the discussions with the Chinese government on producing a Joint EU-China Research and Innovation Roadmap.


The forum participants will be 100-120 European researchers currently based in China. The forum will aim at ensuring a balanced participation that represents all different types of European researchers.


  • Balance between researchers from different Member States of the European Union
  • Balance of researchers based in different cities in China
  • Balance between the genders
  • Balance of researchers of different researchers’ career stage (phd, post-docs, independent researchers, and senior researchers)
  • Ensuring representation of researchers from different fields, both the Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Ensuring representation of researchers from different sectors, both in academia and industry


The forum can give some travel support to researchers from outside of Beijing to participate.

If you are European researcher based in China and you are interested to participate, please click the registration button on the top of the page to show your interest.

In case there are more interested participants than available seats then the selection will be made with keeping the balances above in mind and then by first-come, first-served bases.

Invitation letter will be sent to selected researchers before 15 August.


19 September 2019,

at the Delegation of the European Union to China, Chaoyang District, Beijing



9:00 to 9:30


9:30 to 12:30

Group Work

  • 6 groups of EU researchers to discuss their situation and suggestions
  • Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided

12:30 to 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 to 15:00


  • Speech by Mr. Nicolas Chapuis, Ambassador of the European Union to China or Mr. Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission tbc.
  • Speech by MOST official

    (with consecutive interpretation to English)

Andrea Střelcová: State of play – the situation of EU researchers in China

15:00 to 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 to 17:00

Panel discussions

  • Discussion between the rapporteurs of the working groups and the EU-China expert
  • Questions and answers



Cocktail Reception


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    European Delegation in Beijing