LEAD Academic Leadership Forum 13 November and Participation in HPPD on 14 November 2017 Shanghai

LEAD Academic Leadership Forum, 13 November 2017

The VUB coordinated LEAD project (Governance and Academic Leadership of Chinese and European Universities in the Context of Innovation and Internationalization) will organise the LEAD event be held back to back with the EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue (HPPD) in Shanghai, from 13-14 November 2017.

As a European Commission supported project (under Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education), the European participants of the LEAD project will be invited to join the HPPD high level meeting, in the presence of Commissioner Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Mr. Navracsics of European Commission, and Vice-Premier Liu Yandong of China.

The high-level European Commission leaders and Chinese leaders will also be invited to give speeches at the LEAD Academic Leadership Forum as an event of the LEAD project, organised by VUB and Tongji University in Shanghai on 13 November.


4th round of EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue (HPPD) will take place in Shanghai, 14 November

Since 2012, the EU and China cooperation in the areas of education & training, culture, multilingualism and youth has been integrated under the EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue (HPPD), the third pillar of EU-China relations, complementing the other two pillars – the High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue and the High Level Strategic Dialogue.

The first round of the EU-China HPPD was held in Brussels on 18 April 2012. On that occasion Commissioner Vassiliou and former State Councillor (now Vice-President) Liu Yandong signed an HPPD Joint Declaration. The second round of the EU-China HPPD was held in Beijing on 6 September 2014. The third EU-China HPPD took place in Brussels on 15 September 2015 between Commissioner Navracsics and Vice-Premier Liu Yandong. This HPPD aimed at celebrating the 40th anniversary of EU-China diplomatic relations.

The 4th round of the HPPD is scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China on 14 Nov. 2017.