On June 29th, 2017 Ministry of Civil Affairs, the main stakeholder of Component 3 EU-China SPRP hosted the 4th Panel Discussion. The discussion has been chaired by Mr Liu Xitang Director General od Social Assistance Department of MoCA. Welcoming speech was delivered by Mr Lars Gronvald, Head of Development & Co-operation Section, Delegation of the European Union. Among 50 participants were high level officials from MoCA: Ms Chai Mei, Deputy Director-General of International Cooperation Department, Mr Liu Yong, Deputy Director General of Social Assistance Department, Ms Jiang Wei, Deputy Director General of Social Assistance Department, Mr Li Wei Dong, Deputy Director General, Center of Monitoring and Verification for Low Income Families of MoCA; local staff from Beijing, Inner Mongolia Autonomous region, Jilin Civil Affairs Bureau, , Jiangsu Civil Affairs Bureau, Anhui Civil Affairs Bureau, Guangdong Civil Affairs Bureau, Guizhou Civil Affairs Bureau, Shaanxi Civil Affairs Bureau, Qinghai Civil Affairs Bureau and representatives from Ministry of Finance. The event was supported by Chinese scholars (including experts contributing to the Component 3 EU-China SPRP research activities from the very beginning of the Project) and EU-China SPRP Office representatives. The main goal of the event (morning session) was to present first research outputs on the issues of targeting in social assistance (Prof. Yao Jianping); coordination of social assistance resources (Prof. Zhang Haomiao) and fraud identification and prevention in social assistance (Professor Lin Yi ) all experts are contribution to the Component 3 2017 activities. Presentations were followed by comments and suggestions from scholars invited to the event by MoCA. The afternoon session was dedicated to the outputs of the study on social assistance structures of P.R. China -main achievements and challenges - performed by Prof. Guan Xinping. This presentation was followed by comments coming from scholars and local staff. Conclusions of the full day event were presented by Ms Marzena Breza, C3 EU resident expert of EU-China SPRP. The chair underlined the importance of the event in regard to Component 3 pilots activities foreseen to be undertaken in the next month.