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Vice President Liu Congqiang Attends the 2nd China-EU High-Level Dialogue on Innovation Cooperation


At the invitation of the European Commission, Vice President Prof. Liu Congqiangattended the 2nd China-EU High-Level Dialogue on Innovation Cooperation in Brussels on June 29th, 2015 and delivered a key-note speech on NSFC’s cooperation with EU.

After the meeting, witnessed by Premier Li Keqiang andthe President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Prof. Liu signed with EU Commissioner forResearchand Innovation Mr. Carlos Moedas the Implementing Arrangement between the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the European Commission for Chinese Researchers hosted by the European Research Council Grantees in Europe. Based on this arrangement, the Chinese researchers funded by NSFC can join the European research teams funded by ERC to conduct joint research for mutual benefit.

This High Level Dialogue on Innovation Cooperation is one of the supporting activities for the 17th China-EU Summit. It was co-chaired by CPPCC Vice President and the Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Wan Gang and the EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation Mr. Carlos Moedas. About 80 representatives from the Chinese and European governments,research institutes, experts in the area of innovation and representatives from industries attended the meeting. Premier Li and President Juncker met with some representatives for the Dialogue and had a group picture taken.

Mr. Lu Rongkai, Ms. Fan Yingjie from the Bureau of International Cooperation and Mr. GuoJinyi from the Department of Earth Sciences also participated in the abovementioned activities.

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