The Objectives of the Health and Wellbeing New Silk Road Conference
To establish a dialogue and a reflexion on the importance of cooperation in Health Global System
Identify EU-China cooperation opportunities in Health Research and Innovation programs
Understand complementarities between Chinese and European medical practices in Health Prevention and Health Promotion
Establish pragmatic approach on cooperation on development of Health sustainable cities, Health and Wellbeing Tourism Cities and in Health Science Parks, Trade, Innovation and Industry
Health Silk Road: what is it and what does it look for?
The Initiative One Belt One Road and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (BRI) was launched by China in 2013 and from 2015 is being explained to the world as a platform for cooperation and connectivity with the objective of establishing a dialogue between China and the countries that want to join to solve global problems such as sustainable and balanced development, unimpeded trade, climate change, physical and digital infrastructures, and health among others.
The scope of this initiative is very broad and we can see that in its progress a more focused view is developed in various cooperation programs such as the Land Silk Road, the Maritime Silk Road, the Air Silk Road, the Green Silk Road, the Digital Silk Road, the Health Silk Road. The number of cooperation MOUs already signed with China in these BRI programs include 138 countries and 31 international organizations.
The expression Health Silk Road (健康丝绸之路) first comes out in 2015 and was then reinforced by President Xi Jinping, in 2017, during the BRI Forum through Beijing Communiqué of The Belt and Road Health Cooperation & Health Silk Road.