The First webinar on the ECs DAE, H2020 and future of EU-China ICT R&D cooperation was organized by SPI on 24th September, 2014. The webinar aimed at improving effectiveness of communication and expanding mutual learning channels between the EU and Chinese National Contact Points (NCPs), building up knowledge on Horizon 2020, its related ICT programmes, as well as on the DAE in China. The webinar counted with 26 participants, including 17 from China and a wide range of European countries: Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Austria, Italy, Romania, Switzerland and the UK. The invitees included a variety of different types of stakeholders, such as representatives from Chinese and European research institutes and universities, private companies, government bodies, among others.
The webinar was an informative one hour session, including the introduction to the CHOICE project, DAE and H2020 opportunities for China. It ended up with the Q&A discussion session where participants were active in the discussion. The project team will now organize a Second CHOICE Webinar that will take place between November and December 2014 and will focus on the future of EU-China ICT R&D cooperation.