Past Webinar/Hybrid Event “The European Union Global Gateway: Approaching the Indo-Pacific Differently -Taiwan as an example”

Join us on 31 May 2022 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 CEST for the Webinar/Hybrid Event on the EU's Global Gateway in the Indo-Pacific, taking a closer look at the case of Taiwan as an example.

The Center for International Studies (CERI)/Sciences Po, in partnership with the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), were delighted to organise a hybrid seminar (online and physical attendance at CERI in Paris).

Date: 31 May 2022
Time: 10:30 AM -12:00 PM CEST (Brussels time, GMT+1)
Venue: Online or in-person at CERI – Salle Jean Monnet – 56 rue Jacob – 75006 Paris

The European Union’s “Global Gateway” is a major plan to support the development of infrastructure around the world. While boasting an impressive budget of €300 billions, the Global Gateway is also, and foremost, a geopolitical strategy. The case of Taiwan offers a unique perspective to assess the various implications of Europe’s approach to connectivity in East Asia. This was the focus of a discussion with distinguished representatives of different EU institutions and from Taiwan’s government and private sector. 


10.30: Introduction 
Karoline Postel Vinay, CERI 
Christian Lequesne, CERI 

10.40: Global Gateway: An EU Reply to the Indo Pacific Challenges 
Chair: Karoline Postel-Vinay, CERI
Ms. Romana Vlahutin, EU Ambassador at Large for Connectivity 
Mr.Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament 
Dr. Harry Ho-Jen Tseng, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan 

11.10: Global Gateway : New Business Opportunities 
Chair: Christian Lequesne, CERI
Mr. Thibaut Kleiner, Director of DG CONNECT, European Commission
Dr. Wen-Jing Huang, Assistant Vice-President of CECI Engineering 

11.30: Q&A with the speakers
Chair: Earl Wang, CERI

Please note that was is a hybrid event taking place both online on zoom and in physical presence at CERI in Paris
Venue for the in-person event: CERI – Salle Jean Monnet – 56 rue Jacob – 75006 Paris

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