China-EU science and technology cooperation is substantial. The European Union is one of the most important partners in China’s external science and technology cooperation. Particularly, in the face of challenges of environmental protection and sustainable development, China and the European Union share common interests in the field of environmental sustainability.
POREEN (Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental iNdustries) aims at integrating and combining economic, legal and engineering competencies to analyze the level of economic cooperation reached so far between China and Europe in the renewable energy and the environment industries and to identify areas where partnership opportunities could be exploited, at business, scientific and technical level.
POREEN is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research in the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH). It is a People Marie Curie Action, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, whose aim is to help research organisations to set up or strengthen long-term cooperation with others, through a coordinated exchange programme for their staff.