On July 5 from 14:30 – 17:00 EURAXESS China organised at the meeting facilities of the German Chamber of Commerce a meeting for European Researchers in Beijing. The topic of the event was to discuss the challenges and best practices of the mobility of European researchers in China and to serve as a focus group in the preparation of the Forum in September.
The event was co-moderated with Xiaomeng Shen from the DLR who is doing a study on the same topic for the German government. The goals of the event was to strengthen and establish a permanent group of European EURAXESS researchers in Beijing, but currently less than 10% of the European network is in the city, to discuss a cooperation in the preparation for the Forum and the Diaspora event in September and to get help with identifying participants for that event. 10 German, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, Polish and Belgian researchers attended the meeting, including the head of the RICE, the association of Spanish researchers in China, and a board member of the Association of Italian Scholars in China.