Selected – 2014

Europe-China call for collaborative research on The Green Economy and Understanding Population Change

The Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR France), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC UK), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC China) and the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO Netherlands) are pleased to announce a call for collaborative projects between European and Chinese researchers in the areas of "The Green Economy" and "Understanding Population Change".


Applications are invited for joint projects under the following priority themes:

The Green Economy

  • The "greenness and dynamics of economies"
  • Metrics and indicators for a green economy
  • Policies, planning and institutions (including business) for a green economy
  • The green economy in cities and metropolitan areas
  • Consumer behaviour and lifestyles in a green economy

Understanding Population Change

  • Changing life course
  • Urbanisation and migration
  • Labour markets and social security dynamics
  • Methodology, modelling and forecasting
  • Care provision
  • Comparative policy learning

Background and characteristics of the call

This initiative has been launched following a series of joint Euro-China workshops focusing on "The Green Economy" and "Understanding Population Change".

Research proposals should consider development of conceptual and theoretical work, as the same concept often has different meanings across disciplines, practical contexts and different regions. Applications received in response to this call should address one or more of the priority areas under either "The Green Economy" or "Understanding Population Change" in a coherent programme of innovative research.

Proposals are invited for research projects that are particularly promising if undertaken by multinational teams with participation from China and Europe. Research conducted within this joint initiative should be of great value, going beyond current research within Europe and China. We particularly welcome applications for comparative research which is highly multidisciplinary and involves participation of end users where appropriate.

In addition to the usual academic requirements for a research project a successful application must:

  • Be a joint activity involving research groups from both Europe and China involving participation from at least two different participating European countries as well as a Chinese consortium.
  • Proposals should show a true joint partnership between European and Chinese researchers.
  • Projects should be formulated to demonstrate the added value of active collaboration with China, and not be potentially stand-alone.

Proposals should be up to three years in duration. They must be submitted on ESRC"s website “JeS”, following the guidelines available on the call"s webpage:

The complete documentation necessary to submit your application is available from this address.


Opening : 2013-10-07 at 15:32 CEST
Application Deadline : 2013-12-03 at 17:00 CET

The results should be published in July 2014.

Contact at ANR

M. Pierre-Olivier PIN
+ 33 1 78 09 80 83

M. Bernard LUDWIG
+ 33 1 73 54 82 41



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