What is the CEAP?

The Centre for European Union, Asia and Pacific Studies of the Royal University Institute for European Studies focuses on the study of relations between the European Union and this part of the world, being aware of the growing importance of Asian states in multilateralism and the role of the European Union in global governance. The Centre will be a forum for reflection on relations in areas such as politics, geopolitics, security and history, human and social sciences, economics and finance, digital developments and innovation, and environment and climate. The coordinator of the centre is Javier Porras Belarra, professor of European Union Law, International Public Law and International Relations at CEU San Pablo University.


Research areas

1. Participation in Jean Monnet projects for the European Commission

  • Modules
  • Networks
  • Projects

2. Calls for proposals and calls for tenders of the European Commission in Development Cooperation Policy

  • ASIA PRO ECO PROGRAMME Operational and Practical Dialogue issued by the European Commission
  • Asia Invest Programme

3. Projects for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain


Projects already carried out in the RIDEE

1. With the collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation:

  • Spain's role in the New Silk Road.
  • Relations between Spain and China in the framework of the European Union.

2. With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union:

  • Towards a closer association between China and the EU Searching for windows of opportunity
  • EU China Comparative experiences and contributions to global governance in the fields of climate change, trade and competition

3. With the Gansu Chamber of Commerce in Spain:

  • 50 years of friendly relations between the People's Republic of China and Spain
Teaching and outreach

1. Winter and Summer University
2. Degree in International Relations and European Union
3. Specialised seminars
4. Groups of experts by geographical area
5. Reports and working documents, both private and public.




  • Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Lanzhou University
  • Sichuan University