Yu Jie Chatam House & LSE
Markus Taube University of Duisburg-Essen
Ma Jun Ipe
Jennifer Tollmann E3G
Stefano Feltri Domani
Kerry Brown King's College

Green transition and digital economy will revolutionize manufacturing, services, finance and, ultimately, our daily life. After the Covid-19 pandemic, this trend is due to accelerate, thanks to the implementation of the Next Generation EU and China's XIV Five year plan. Will Bruxelles and Beijing's policies lead us towards a better, more equal planet? Which technologies will be improving our way of working and living? Will new energy sources and hi-tech giants contribute to a new global order? Join our intensive online summer school and debate with our outstanding scholars and experts.


Associate partner, Global EBA Shanghai Jiaotong University  



Next Generation EU, a Post-Pandemic Grand Plan for European Recovery

Meet Stefano Feltri Domani

tag: next generation eu, european economy, growth 


Sino-European Economic Relations at a Crossroad: Attaining Win-Win in the Context of Strategic Partnership and Systemic Rivalry

Markus Taube University of Duisburg-Essen

tag: eu-china relations, economy, international trade and investments, innovation


   Coffee break


Towards COP26: Climate Change, a Global Problem, Global Solutions

Jennifer Tollmann E3G

tag: climate change, glasgow un climate change conference, co2 emissions, climate diplomacy  


Fighting Pollution, what China can Teach the World

Ma Jun Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs

tag: china-environment, blue map database, citizen participation, corporate responsability


Why China Focus Remains Firmly Fixed on Domestic Problems: Innovation and Environmental Policies in the XIV Five Year Plan

Yu Jie Chatam House and London School of Economics and Political Science

tag: china policies, XIV five year plan, innovation, environment


   Coffee break


Resources Circulation, Zero Landfill: Hong Kong Ambitious Waste Blueprint for 2035

Meet Gioia Morena Gatti Hong Kong Office, Italian Trade Agency (Ice)

tag: hong kong, circular economy, environment


The "Electricity Triangle", a Possible Solution to the "Energy Trilemma"

Ettore Bompard Politecnico di Torino

tag: energy, co2 reduction, sustainability


The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition

Simone Tagliapietra Bruegel

tag: geopolitics, global energy transition, co2 reduction


   Coffee break


From Xinjiang to Africa through Italy, the Unbelievable Journey of the Unsustainable Tomato

Discuss with Stefano Liberti Journalist and Author

tag: eu-china, agriculture, food chain, food safety, sustainability 


The Fourth Industrial Revolution and China's Development in Artificial Intelligence

Li Daitian University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

tag: artificial intelligence, manufacturing, digital revolution


The Future of Transport Between Digitalization and Decarbonization

Simone Tagliapietra Bruegel 

tag: transport, decarbonization, connectivity


   Coffee break


Academic and Professional Opportunities in China's Rapidly Changing Job Market 

Meet Alessandra Cappelletti XJTLU and Lorenzo Riccardi RsA asia      

tag: cultural exchanges, eu-china, career opportunities 


The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Employment and the EU Economy: Future Prospects

Sergio Paba University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

tag: employment, social justice, digital revolution


The Weak Links in China's Drive for Semiconductors

Mathieu Duchâtel Institut Montaigne

tag: semiconductors, trade wars, innovation


   Coffee break


The Evolving Landscape for Localized Tech Companies in China

Meet Paolo Bazzoni China-Italy Chamber of Commerce

tag: tech companies, investments, eu-china


Digital Euro, Digital Yuan – Virtual Currencies and further Uber-Moments in the Endgame of Retail Banking

Yassin Hankir Advanced Bitcoin Technologies AG

tag: digital currencies, fintech, digital economy


China's Digital Rise, Challenges for Europe

Maximilian Mayer University of Bonn

tag: internet, social credit system, media-propaganda 


   Coffee break


The Burden of History: EU-China, the Road Forward 

Discuss with Kerry Brown King's College

tag: eu-china dialogue, strategic rivalry, international relations 

What will you learn

Our lectures by international scholars and experts will provide you with
an in-depth, interdisciplinary and critical knowledge about EU and China progress and cooperation in the field of green
and digital economy: this is a unique learning opportunity 

How will you learn

Join up to date presentations, discuss with your peers in break-out rooms, challenge our speakers in Q&A sessions: our interactive and participative method will support your engagement
and enhance your learning experience during our program



EU-China Cooperation. Green Transition and Digital Economy Between National Policies and Multipolarism is open to a maximum of 40 students. Your first step to joining our summer school is an application. The application deadline is 4 June 2021
No 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
  • curriculum vitae
    Please add to your CV a list of publications, if any

  • copy of an English language certificate, if available

CSCC does not return application documents

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


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

Fees and scholarships


Students (including PhD candidates)  EUR 350 
Professionals EUR 600                                                     

The fee covers tuition + working materials, and shall be paid in full by all admitted participants by 16 June 2021
The fee is not refundable or adjustable under any circumstance

A summer school certificate jointly issued by University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Centro Studi sulla Cina Contemporanea and Suor Orsola Benincasa University will be awarded to participants, provided they have taken part in at least 17 out of 18 hours of classes



Five scholarships will be awarded to students with the best curricula. A students' ranking will be made by the CSCC scientific committee and is indisputable

NOTE: only students can be awarded with a scholarship 

Students awarded with a scholarship will have their fee entirely reimbursed by September 30 2021, provided they have taken part in at least 17 out of 18 hours of classes



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


Bank name: Banca Popolare di Sondrio

Bank address: 054 Roma agenzia 11

Please state the following as reason for payment:

“NAME SURNAME, CSCC Summer School 2021”

Info and contacts

E-mail: segreteria@cscc.it

From EU-Italy:

Phone:  (+39) 3405862542

From China:

微信: alessandra6603

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