Track #1: The role of language and cross-cultural education within OBOR

  • Promoting Chinese language and culture in CEE: a look at best practices.
  • CEE languages and culture in China.
  • Building bridges through cross-cultural understanding and people-to-people exchange.

Track #2: Human capital as a key resource within OBOR

  • What kind of human capital is needed within OBOR?
  • The role of education in building human capital.
  • Looking at Millennials in China and CEE: understanding next generation leaders.

Track #3: The many dimensions of OBOR: beyond infrastructure and trade

  • Role of trade and investment within OBOR.
  • Infrastructure and connectivity within OBOR.
  • Ensuring inclusive development within OBOR: what role can CEE play?
  • Cultural dialogue and people-to-people exchange within OBOR.

Track #4: OBOR as a platform for sustainable development

  • How to ensure sustainable development within OBOR?
  • Linking inclusiveness, sustainability and development.

Track #5: China-CEE cooperation and OBOR: past, present and future

  • Historical ties between China and CEE: learning from history.
  • China-CEE trade and investment.
  • Discovering the potential of CEE.
* The provided tracks are tentative and subject to change based on the topics of submitted papers. Generally, however, the conference tracks will cover language & culture issues, business & economics, as well as culture studies and international relation issues.