The Consortium for the Promotion of Sino-Greek and Sino-European Relations is a formal cooperation network of six Greek research and educational institutions:
1. The Hellenic Center for European Studies (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic)
2. The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
3. Τhe Institute of International Relations (Panteion University – Athens)
4. The Institute of International Economic Relations (Athens)
5. The University of the Aegean
6. The University of the Peloponnese
The Consortium aims at:
- Monitoring and promoting cooperation between Greek and Chinese stakeholders, both on the business sphere and among academics;
- Offering insight on the evolution and the prospects of EU-Chinese relations;
- Understanding China’s views on international affairs and its relations with Europe and the rest of the world.
Sino-Greek Cooperation at a Glance
Since 2011, various meetings have been held between members of the Consortium and officials and academics of major think tanks of the People’s Republic of China. In particular, contacts have been established with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, the China Institutes of International Studies and the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies.
The meetings took place in Greece as well as in China. Discussions aimed at sharing each other’s views on major issues of international affairs and at identifying areas of potential cooperation, both regarding academic and business opportunities. The discussions have included confidence building measures, such as academic exchanges and research papers, with the aim of laying the ground for further academic collaboration through joint research ventures and mutually beneficial official agreements.