ReConnect China

Start - End 
2022 - 2026 (ongoing)
Department of Languages and Cultures
Other institution(s) 
-> Clingendael Institute, Netherlands
-> Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium
-> Elcano Royal Institute, Spain
-> Innovasjon Norge, Norway
-> Institut Français des Relations Internationales, France
-> Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy
-> Macao Scientific and Cultural Centre, Portugal
-> Palacky University, Czech Republic
-> Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Sweden
-> University of Groningen, Netherlands
-> University of Tartu, Estonia
-> University of Turku, Finland
-> University of Vienna, Austria
-> Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, Austria



ReConnect China is a project, funded in the framework of the European Commission’s Horizon Europe call HORIZON-CL2-2021-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-07. The question this project wants to answer is in which domains EU collaboration with China is desirable, possible, or impossible. To answer this question, four central domains of research have been discerned: science and technology, economy and trade, domestic governance, and foreign policy. The knowledge generated in this project will bring together stakeholders and experts in a Europe-China Knowledge Forum. Apart from stakeholders in the realm of policy making and the business community, the project also aims at raising awareness on China among the general public and European youth in particular. This research project will work towards a resilient future with China for the EU and its citizens.




ReConnect China brings together 15 partners and 66 researchers with different skills and complementary expertise representing 12 Member States from different regions in Europe (North, South, East and West)




The consortium consists of 6 universities, 1 research institute, 6 leading think tanks, 1 economic partner, and 1 public institute: