On June 23rd, 2018 Ministry of Civil Affairs, the main stakeholder of Component 3 EU-China SPRP hosted the 5th Panel Discussion. The discussion has been chaired by Mr Liu Xitang Director General of Social Assistance Department of MoCA. Welcoming speeches were by Mr Liu Xitang and Ms Marzena Breza, Component EU resident expert. Among about 20 participants were high level officials from central and local MoCA, researchers from Beijing and Nanjing universities as well from the Center of Monitoring and Verification for Low Income Families of MoCA.
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 was to present first research outputs on the issues related to social services (Prof. Tian Rong) and dissemination policy of social assistance (Prof. Gang Shuge). Presentations on these topics were followed by comments and suggestions from the EU expert present Ms Olivia Rusandu and Mr Jan de Coninck. The panel discussion gave an opportunity to exchange knowledge and issues related in kind benefits and information policy based on the best practices in the EU countries.
Conclusions of the event were presented by Ms Marzena Breza followed by Director Liu Xitang suggestions on the next steps to be undertaken within the SPRP Project.