16+1 FORUM – BUDAPEST November 6-7, 2017


The 16+1 High-Level Academic Platform was established with the aim to reinforce the cooperation between scientific and academic institutions from China and Central and Eastern European countries. The Platform was initiated by the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau (China) and 12 prestigious Central European academic institutions and think-thanks as an international research network.

In November 2016 the scientific conference entitled “: Opportunities and Challenges of Belt and Road Initiative” was held in Warsaw hosted by the Poznań University of Economics and Business. During the conference an agreement was signed by 13 academic and scientific institutions on the establishment of the first research network of scientific institutions from Central and Eastern Europe and China. The Platform supports scientific exchange, conferences, joint projects, and issuing publications on topics related to the 16+1 cooperation.

Parallel with the 16+1 Summit, the Platform will hold its next conference in Hungary hosted by the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT). The 16+1 Budapest conference will welcome researchers from twelve countries and seventeen institutions. The conference will include topics such as the challenges of the belt and road initiative, the image of China in our region, and the investment opportunities in the CEE countries.

Participating institutions:
Central Compilation & Translation Bureau China
National Political Institute “Dimitar Blagoev” Bulgaria
Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb Croatia
School of Humanities of the Tallinn University Estonia
HÉTFA Research Institute Hungary
Századvég Foundation Hungary
Pallas Athene Geopolitical Foundation Hungary
The Baltic Forum Latvia
Mykolas Romeris University Lithuania
Institute for World Economy of the Romanian Academy Romania
Poznan University Of Economics And Business Poland
The Polish Institute for International Affairs Poland
Center for Eastern Studies Poland
Center for Strategic Alternatives Serbia
Institute of Political Science in the Slovak Academy of Science Slovakia
Slovak Foreign Policy Association Slovakia
Institute for Innovation and Development of the University of Ljubljana Slovenia


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