Economic Trends and Perspectives along the New Silk Road

Palazzo Dossetti - Reggio Emilia, 8-19 July

The swift transformations in the Chinese economy, society and politics are major topics discussed in our media, academia and by policymakers. New analytic frameworks can help us exploring the contrasting narratives on contemporary China, seizing the opportunities unfolding in front of us. Rethink the Chinese way of development with our challenging lessons, engage yourself in the scenery of a 19th century neoclassical building by debating with Kerry Brown, Markus Taube, Yu Jie and other outstanding scholars.



Program

10:00-11:00

Registration of participants at Tricolour Flag Hall

11:00-11:30

Welcome remarks: Reggio Emilia Municipality, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia 

11:30-12:30

Opening lecture

The EU Fiction and Reality in the Framework of the Economic Dialogue with China

Alberto Bradanini CSCC President, former Italian Ambassador to China

tag: eu-china economic dialogue, european union, china 

13:00-14:30

Welcome lunch

14:30-15:30

Brexit and the EU 2019 Elections, How the Chinese Elite Views the Future of Europe

Kerry Brown Director of the Lau China Institute at King's College, London

tag: eu-china, chinese politics, chinese elite

16:00-17:00

What Does Xi Jinping New Era Mean for Europe

Kerry Brown Director of the Lau China Institute at King's College, London

tag: china's new era, xi jinping, communist party of china

9:30-10:30

Sino-European Economic Relations at a Crossroad, Contemporary Patterns and Fundamental Challenges Ahead

Markus Taube Chair of East Asian Economic Studies/China, Mercator School of Management, Berlin

tag: eu-china relations, international trade, reciprocity

10:30-11:30

Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in Europe and the New EU Screening Regulation

Sergio PabaCinzia Parolini Department of Economics "Marco Biagi", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

tag: foreign direct investments, european union reforms

12:00-13:00

European Union and China in the Trump Era 

Franco Mazzei LUISS University, Rome

tag: donald trump, isolationism, multipolarism

13:00-14:30

Lunch break

14:30-17:30

OFF CAMPUS

Urban Regeneration and Innovation in a European City: Reggio Emilia as a Focal Point

Visiting Technopole labs (mechatronics, environment, life sciences)

9:30-10:30

Pushing China towards Global Economic Leadership: Facts and Fantasies of the "Made in China 2025" Initiative 

Markus Taube Chair of East Asian Economic Studies/China, Mercator School of Management, Berlin

tag: manufacturing, made in china 2025, china power

10:30-11:30

EU-China Innovation Patterns in Comparison 

Li Yuan Chair of East Asian Economic Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen

tag: innovation, eu-china

12:00-13:00

Reform to Survive: WTO and China's Role in International Trade 

tag: wto, international trade

13:00 14:30

Lunch break

14:30-17:30

OFF CAMPUS

Reggio Children Education in Early Childhood as a Leverage of Cooperation between Italy and China

Visiting Loris Malaguzzi International Centre (exibitions, ateliers)

9:30-10:30

Demystifying the Belt and Road Initiative: Scope, Actors and Repercussion for Europe

Li Yuan Chair of East Asian Economic Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen

tag: belt and road initiative, international trade

10:30-11:30

Foreign Port Acquisition in China's Grand Strategy 

Mathieu Duchâtel Director of Asia Programme, Institut Montaigne, Paris

tag: belt and road initiative, ports, international trade

12:00-13:00

Connectivity in EU-China Relations 

Mathieu Duchâtel Director of Asia Programme, Institut Montaigne, Paris 

tag: eu strategies, connectivity 

13:00-14:30

Lunch-debate with Guido Samarani Director of Marco Polo Research Centre, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari"

14:30-17:30

OFF CAMPUS

Food Valley Experiences, a Strong Growth Engine for the Italian Export

Visiting wine cellars and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory

9:30-10:30

Chinese Innovation Pathways: Lessons from SMEs in China

Leanne Chung Cardiff Business School

tag: small and medium enterprises, innovation

10:30-11:30

Urbanization as a Growth Engine: the Development of China's Interior Regions 

Miguel Angel Martinez Department of China Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou

tag: urbanization, migration, growth

12:00-13:00

Accelerated and Destructive Innovation in the Internet Era: Practical Examples from an International SME in South East Asia 

Leanne Chung Cardiff Business School

tag: small and medium enterprises, internet, south east asia

13:00-14:30

Lunch break

14:30-17:30

OFF CAMPUS

Italian Cars: Past, Present and Future

Visiting Enzo Ferrari Museum, Modena

10:00-19:00

Day trip to Milan

Program TBD

9:30-10:30

Forty Years On, A New Season of Opening Up for China?

Yu Jie Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatam House, London

tag: market reforms, innovation

10:30-11:30

Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, the Role of the Internet Giants in China's New Economy 

Cinzia Parolini Department of Economics "Marco Biagi", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

tag: internet, growth, bat 

12:00-13:00

Chinese Markets and Consumers between Myth and Reality

Yu Jie Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatam House, London

tag: market reforms, chinese middle class

13:00-14:30

Lunch break

14:30-17:30

CAREER DAY

Orient Yourself in a Quickly Changing Global Job Market

Meeting enterprises active in China and Europe @Unindustria Reggio Emilia

9:30-10:30

The Future of Vision Intelligence, Applications and Perspectives

Rita Cucchiara Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

tag: vision intelligence, innovation, artificial intelligence

10:30-11:30

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in China's Social Credit System 

Rogier Cremeers Leiden University

tag: social control, artificial intelligence, big data

12:00-13:00

The Impact of the Digital Revolution on the Economy and its Future Prospects 

Sergio Paba Department of Economics "Marco Biagi", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

tag: digital revolution, employment, robots

13:00-14:30

Lunch break

14:30-17:30

OFF CAMPUS

Italian ceramic, a world champion in innovation

Visiting Florim, Modena


9:30-10:30

Italy and China, Two Cultural Superpowers 

Vincenzo De Luca Head of the Directorate General for the Promotion of Italian Economic System, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  

tag: italy-china, cultural cooperation

10:30-11:30

Italy-China, how to Stenghten the Biateral Cooperation 

Andrea Francioni Department of International and Political Sciences, Siena University

tag: italy-china, reciprocity, bilateral relation

12:00-13:00

From Teachers to Managers, How and Where China is Attracting Foreign Professionals 

Alessandra Cappelletti Department of International Relations, Xi'an Jaotong-Liverpool Univesity, Suzhou

tag: china's job market, reforms

13:00-14:30

Lunch break

14:30-15:30

OFF CAMPUS

Study in China: Programs and Opportunities at XJTLU, Suzhou

Presentation by Miguel Angel Martinez Xi'an Jaotong-Liverpool University

15:30-17:30

OFF CAMPUS

Planning New Proposals of Cooperation between China and the EU

Visiting E35 Foundation

9:00-10:00

Italian Biomedical Technologies and Chinese Regulation for Market Access 

Giuliana Gavioli 

tag: italian export, market access, chinese middle class

10:00-11:00

Smart Public Illumination: the LAMPANET Project 

Fabrizio Pancaldi Department of Sciences and Engeneering Methods, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

tag: innovation, italian export

11:30-12:30

Environmental Protection, Trend and Technologies for a Better World 

Grazia Ghermandi Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia 

tag: pollution, environmental protection, chinese middle class 

12:30-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-17:00

OFF CAMPUS

From disposable plastic products to heart-surgery appliances, an Italian industrial succes story

Visiting Mirandola biomedical district 

9:30-10:30

Food and Beverage, One of the Greatest Assets of Emilia-Romagna Region

Emilia-Romagna Region

tag: food and beverage, italian export, chinese middle class

10:30-11:30

Business and Tax in China and East Asia

Lorenzo Riccardi RsA asia

tag: business, taxation, italian export

12:00-13:00

Italian Luxury and Fashion for Chinese Middle Class Consumers

Lorenzo Riccardi RsA asia

tag: luxury, fashion, italian export, chinese middle class

13:00-14:30

Lunch break

15:00-17:00

Final assessment

19:30

Goodbye dinner

All the lessons are in English and last 40 minutes. Each lesson is followed by a 20 minute session of Q&A



Admission

"EU-China Cooperation: Economic Trends and Perspectives along the New Silk Road" is open to a maximum of 40 students. Your first step to becoming a participant is an application. The application deadline has been extended to May 31 2019.
No further applications will be considered after this date.

Please submit the following documents:

  • motivation letter
    In the motivation letter please describe how the courses are relevant to your academic curriculum, research or professional work, and how would you benefit from our summer school. Please consult the detailed course descriptions on our “program” section to make sure that your motivation letter is in accordance with the main objectives of the summer school
  • curriculum vitae
    Please include a list of publications, if any

  • copy of an English certificate, and of any other diploma/certificate, if available


CSCC does not return application documents.

The requested documents have to be sent in a single .pdf file to the following e-mail address: 

segreteria@cscc.it

We will inform you within one week from the deadline whether your application is successful.



Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees depend on the status of the applicant.
 

Students from UNIMORE and XJTLU EUR 720
Students from partner universities (listed here) EUR 900 
All other students EUR 1.000
Professionals EUR 900 (THREE DAY PROGRAM)                                                     

The fee covers tuition + working materials, and shall be paid in full by all admitted participants before June 9, 2019.
The fee is not refundable or adjustable under any circumstance.

A summer school certificate will be released to participants who successfully pass the final assessment, provided they have taken part in at least 27 out of 30 hours of classes.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Ten scholarships are available and cover the admission fee.

Students only may apply for a scholarship. If you would like to request the scholarship, please state it in the motivation letter.

Students awarded with a scholarship will have their fee entirely reimbursed by September 30 2019, provided they have taken part in at least 27 out of 30 hours of classes.

 

HOW TO PAY

The payment shall be done via direct bank transfer.

Bank transfer costs shall be covered by participants.

Payee: Centro Studi sulla Cina Contemporanea

IBAN: IT38 U056 9603 2000 0001 2808 X14

BIC: POSOIT2106Y

Bank name: Banca Popolare di Sondrio

Bank address: 054 Roma agenzia 11

It is absolutely essential that the stated reason for payment is the following:

“NAME SURNAME, CSCC Summer School 2019”



Contact person

Alessandra Pinelli

Phone:  (+39) 333 1513110
E-mail: segreteria@cscc.it
WeChat: wxid_73ailw7bn2ou22
Consultation hours: Monday/Friday: 9:30-12:30h



Student life

Founded in the 2nd century BC as a Roman Colony, Reggio Emilia preserves much of its ancient beauty in its city center, characterized by attractive squares and old churches.

Reggio Emilia is renowned for its food and wine, but it's more than just this: it’s innovation, thanks to its mechanics excellencies, mechatronics and cooperative sectors; sustainable growth, thanks to its cyclist-friendly roads and the modern high-speed railway; inclusive and intercultural society, thanks to its international relations and the world-wide renowned Reggio Emilia Approach for education of early childhood.

Reggio Emilia is an ideal location for students and scholars. Enjoy it, you’ll be surprised!



Accomodation

Whilst no support will be provided by CSCC for accomodation arrangements and related costs, CSCC has special agreements with the following facilities located a few hundred meters from our summer school venue. Discounted room prices will be guaranteed to participants.

  

Student's Hostel Della Ghiara, via Guasco 6, Reggio Emilia

Hotel Ariosto, via San Rocco 12, Reggio Emilia 


Due to the high season, we strongly recommend you to book well in advance.



How to get there

Reggio Emilia is well connected with main Italian cities via high speed train: Bolgna (20 minutes), Milan (45 minutes), Rome (2 hours and 30 minutes).



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