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Re-orienting development: the dynamics and effects of Chinese infrastructure investment in Europe

Project description

Examining the rationale behind Chinese investments in Europe

Europe and China have been long-time trading partners. From access to new technologies, high-tech assets and knowledge to broader commercial access into the European market, China’s interests in Europe are many. Today, China is the EU’s largest source of imports. What is more, China considers Europe fertile ground for new infrastructure investments. The EU-funded REDEFINE project will answer the following questions: What is the rationale behind Chinese investments in Europe, and what are the geopolitical dynamics surrounding these financing streams? How are the projects structured and how do they interface with national and local development policy? Using an assemblage methodology, the project will identify project-by-project effects. Case studies will be conducted in the UK, Germany, Greece and Hungary.

Fields of science

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 497 726

Beneficiaries (1)

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 497 726
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments