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EU integration and the Belt and Road Initiative: Investigating China’s global governance approaches and their implications for the EU

Project description

China’s soft power strategy and EU integration

The EU and several Member States have responded differently and on various levels to China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The EU-funded EUINTBRI project will conduct a comparative assessment and analysis of BRI soft strategy and the engagement and reactions of the EU and its members Hungary, Italy and the Netherlands. The research analyses the basic components of BRI, unveiling its vision, modus operandi, impact and meaning for China’s image. The project will investigate how EU countries support, contrapose or overlook China’s strategy and assess its impact on EU integration dynamics. EUINTBRI will generate new knowledge and understanding and improve a network of academic and policy stakeholders in Europe and China.


Net EU contribution
€ 281 358,72
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00