Over the last decade the EU and China have been closely cooperating in the areas of education & training, culture, multilingualism and youth. Since 2012 all activities have 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).
While the HPPD is not limited to culture, youth and education, it can principally address all sectors of joint policy making, where people-to-people exchanges would make sense. EUA is looking forward to further developments in the area of higher education and research exchanges.
EUA has been an active stakeholder in the EU-China dialogue for many years. The most recent events include a discussion panel on “The 21st Century Student: Learning in a Globalised World”, held in Brussels in May 2012. Discussion among the participants addressed a broad range of issues, such as employability, mobility and languages and proved a need for further opportunities for exchanges.