09.12.2011 - 00:00:00
Two New EU Projects at IN-EAST
Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) members are involved in two new projects of the EU.
Prof. Werner Pascha and Prof. Markus Taube, together with Dipl.-Reg.-Wiss. Thomas in der Heiden and Sven Horak, M.Sc., will work on a comparative study of electric vehicles. They will investigate the situation in China, Japan and Korea. The aims of the study are to assess the current market situation and provide forecasts, to describe and assess the industrial situation, including components like batteries, to look at new services emerging and at the role of public authorities, and finally to provide conclusions and recommendations for European industry and policy-making. This project is part of a Multiple Framework Contract for the provision of consultancy services in the field of the Automotive Sector, awarded to the University of Duisburg-Essen (Centre for Automobile Management, Prof. Heike Proff) by the DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission.
In a second project, Prof. Werner Pascha participates in a consortium on EU-Korea relations, following up on the successful launch of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement in July 2011. The project has been commissioned by the European External Action Service of the EU and is led by the EU-Korea Institute of the Free University of Brussels (Prof. Jean-Pierre De Greve, Dr. M. Miryung Kim), with participation of the Asia Centre at SciencesPo (Paris), Business Europe (Brussels), German Institute for Global and Area Studies (Hamburg) and Yonsei University (Seoul), among others. Werner Pascha leads the sub-project on trade and foreign direct investment.