The Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity (CEAC)
The Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity (CEAC) generates critical academic analysis in order to enhance a differentiated and strategic understanding of EU-Asia affairs and the factors that strengthen and inhibit connectivity within and between the two regions. The Centre contributes to research and teaching in the areas of EU studies and EU-Asia relations in a globalised and yet increasingly fragmented world economy. It approaches the understanding of EU-Asia affairs and the role of connectivity from an interdisciplinary perspective. CEAC stimulates academic debates on conceptualising and analysing connectivity-related challenges and opportunities for the EU’s role in a rapidly changing global environment. At the same time, the Centre facilitates cooperation between relevant stakeholders at the local, regional, and global level, and functions as a communication platform with a public outreach.
Official website: https://ceac-rub.org/
The Center for China and Globalization (CCG)
The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) is a Chinese non-governmental think tank based in Beijing. CCG has been granted the official special consultative status by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) as a non-governmental organization. In the “2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index” by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tank and Civil Society Program (TTCSP), CCG ranked 64th of the top think tanks worldwide and among the top 50 global independent think tanks. CCG has also been recognized as a “4A non-governmental organization” by Beijing Municipal government civil affairs department.
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Beijing, the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) is China’s leading global non-governmental think tank. It has more than ten branches and overseas representatives and over 100 full-time researchers and staff engaged in research on globalization, global governance, international economy and trade, international relations and global migration.
While cultivating its own research teams, CCG has built an international research network of leading experts in China and overseas. CCG engages in ongoing research on China and globalization from an international perspective, annually publishing over 10 English and Chinese publications and research reports.
CCG has developed a variety of events and platforms, providing effective channels to exchange ideas between policymakers, experts, scholars, and industry leaders. CCG uses these platforms to put forward public policy recommendations and share insights for the public interest. CCG annually presents over 100 events, including seminars, round-tables, research release events, policy briefing meetings and high-level forums which are noted for their international visionary, impact and constructive approach.
CCG remains the prime partner of numerous international organizations, think tanks and related institutions. The CCG was one of the first Chinese think tanks to “go global and has furthermore held bilateral and multilateral events or took part in Athens Democracy Forum, the Paris Peace Forum, the Munich Security Conference, the World Economic Forum, Munk Debates, China Social and Economic Symposium of Harvard University and other important international events. It has maintained close contacts with institutes including the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (CSIS), the Cato Institute, the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Pew Research Center, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute，the Korber Foundation，German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute and the Asia Society.
After over a decade of development, CCG has grown into a significant think tank with global impact that promotes China’s globalization process. CCG was the first Chinese non-governmental think tank to achieve this feat and is consistently considered the leading Chinese non-governmental think tank in authoritative think tank evaluations at home and abroad.
Official website: en.ccg.org.cn
For more than 50 years, Table Tennis has played an essential part through what is famously known as Ping-Pong diplomacy. It all started when the sport knitted bonds between the US and China in 1970. To promote dialogue and opportunities for collaboration, two of the Table tennis and sport’s legends, Jan-Ove Waldner and Liu Guoliang, are initiating a new flagship Sino – European platform Waldner – Guoliang Cup and Summit.
Organized in conjunction with the Waldner – Guoliang Cup, where selection of world’s best players are matched with the team of best Chinese players, Summit will present a high-level platform for a broader Sino – European dialogue. Using the uniting power of table tennis to unite people beyond national boarders, the Waldner – Guoliang Summit will create an unique platform for promotion of dialogue and stimulating the opportunities of collaboration within key sectors of Green and Blue Economy.
Europe – Asia Center is a strategic partner of the project. For more information about the project and possibilities for collaboration reach to Europe – Asia’s Deputy director Matic Gajsek (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Special Olympics Europe Eurasia
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit every day around the world through the transformative power and joy of sport. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is tackling the inactivity, stigma, isolation, and injustice that people with intellectual disabilities (ID) face. Our work goes far beyond sports events, driving social change that enables full social participation for people with ID.
Special Olympics approach is to deliver, high-quality training and competition in an inclusive culture through Unified Sports which allows for people with and without intellectual disabilities to play on the same field. We offer 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for athletes ranging in age from 2 to 99! Special Olympics teammates benefit in gaining quality sport experiences due to the rules set forth in Sport Rules Article 1. This premise for all Special Olympics sports is strengthened from partnerships with International Sport Federations, social inclusion opportunities through Unified Schools, as well as opportunities to develop basic skills at age 2 through Young Athletes.
Officaial webiste: specialolympics.org