As part of the project Component 1 2016 programme of activities for pilot sites, a training and exchange seminar was held in Foshan – Guangdong Province – on 27 and 28 April 2016. Participants came from Development Reform Commission and Social security administration from different government levels in Guangdong and Sichuan Provinces. Key note speeches were delivered by Chinese and European experts on topics such as the integration of rural and urban pension schemes, the portability of migrant workers social security entitlements, use of information technology in social security management, governance and financing of institutions. Representatives from local Governments also presented their experiences in these areas, ensuring a fruitful dialogue and exchange among experts and participants. Some 25 participants took part in the sessions, which were rated very positively by all those involved. More activities will be organised in 2016 for the benefit of C1 pilot sites, both in-country and overseas.