MERICS Foresight Workshop: The impact of the 2024 US elections on EU-China relations

Jun 12, 2024 09:00 - 11:30
Members only

European Policy Centre
14-16 rue du Trône
1000 Brussels

The outcome of the 2024 US elections will affect the geopolitical and geoeconomic context in which EU-China relations unfold and might lead to changes not only in China’s international behavior and its approach towards Europe, but also in Europe’s own strategic calculations. To discuss these issues, MERICS organized a foresight exercise bringing together a group of selected European officials, policymakers and experts for a confidential workshop aiming to shed light on the main risks that Europe’s China policy will face after the presidential elections in the US. Held in a closed-door, off-the-record setting, the 2.5-hour interactive workshop encouraged informal discussions on potential future challenges depending on the outcome of the elections, and it sought to identify which of these require the most urgent action by European stakeholders.  

The workshop took place on June 12 at the premises of the European Policy Center. 

The outcomes of the workshop will be additionally used to inform other MERICS projects, such as the MERICS China Security and Risk Tracker. 

Helena Legarda, Lead Analyst, MERICS 
Grzegorz Stec, Lead Analyst, MERICS 

This foresight workshop was for MERICS Members and key stakeholders in a confidential setting and by personal invitation only. 

This MERICS China Foresight Workshop is part of the “Dealing with a Resurgent China” (DWARC) project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101061700. 

Views and opinions expressed do however not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. 


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