gLAWcal analyzes, assesses and diagnoses implemented policy, in the developed and developing world, drawing on the skills of a team of analysts from a wide range of disciplines. Our people are familiar with the policy environments of the regions they explore, and provide relevant insights to help policymakers fast-track best practices.
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.
Fundamental trends in the European Union and the world at large provide an increasingly important policy agenda for financing sustainable energy in terms of energy efficiency, innovation in energy exploitation and development of renewable resources. Accordingly, the proper policy design for the sustainable energy needs to be complemented by research on the legal, regulatory and geopolitical side. The evaluation of the policies for sustainable energy investments requires to connect several national approaches on such topics, not only in Europe, where the fragmentation of social sciences into national traditions is a matter of fact. The IRSES Programme “Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments: towards an integrated approach on national and international stage” (hereinafter EPSEI) is devoted to address such issues by strengthening the research partnerships between European research organisations and research organisations from crucial world regions.
Since their inception in 1998 in London to the most recent meeting in Brussels in October 2010, EU-China Summits demonstrate the importance of European and Chinese partnerships based on mutual understanding and joint efforts to overcome global problems ranging from ecological risks to economic crisis to social inequalities. Reflecting on the issues of EU-China relationships, the project “Liberalism In Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) aims at developing a new understanding of liberalism in its economic, political and social dimensions. It involves a comparative analysis of the cultural differences in its interpretation and of the political discrepancies in its enforcement, in particular with respect to economic, social and environmental rights in China and Europe in Modern times. It is a multidisciplinary project based on a comparative study of European and Chinese political philosophy and political economy, legal practice and philosophy of right.
gLAWcal is partner in the project on "Consumer Policy in China: Protecting the Citizens, Strengthening the Domestic Market and Building an Ecological Civilization" in collaboration with University of Macau, Faculty of Law. The project has been approved and funded by the Multi-Year Research Grant (MYRG) of the University Senate Research Committee, University of Macau for three year duration June 2015 - June 2018.
Following the Call for Papers (which can be found here), on December 16, 2015, gLAWcal in partnership with University of Macau, Faculty of Law (China) organized an International Conference on “Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges”. Following the Call for Papers (which can be found here), on June 29, 2017 gLAWcal in partnership with the University of Macau, Faculty of Law (China), the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on International Environmental Law and with the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Interest Group on Intellectual Property Law organized an International Conference on "Consumer Policy in a comparative perspective: New Challenges in Chinese, European, and International Law".
The China-EU School of Law (CESL) at the China University of Political Law and Science (CUPL) is a unique institution for educating law students; for conducting and facilitating legal research and consultancy; for professional training of judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and other legal professionals; and a platform for China-EU research, teaching, legal academic and professional exchanges and collaboration.
The activities of CESL at CUPL are supported by the European Union
and the People’s Republic of China.