Case Studies

In an effort to identify successful cases regarding collaborations between European and Chinese researchers in Chinese research funding programmes and provide practical advice to the EU researchers, the ChinaAccess4EU project team interacted with several European and Chinese stakeholders to achieve a greater understanding of their partnership approach in Chinese research programmes. These case studies were developed based on interviews and desk research. This section explains their approach to Chinese research networks and researchers, preparation of the application, participation in Chinese research programmes, as well as benefits obtained through collaborations, barriers encountered, lessons learned and recommended actions to improve the participation of European researchers in Chinese funding programmes.