Bringing Europe's Leaders Together

Club of Three

Our mission

The Club of Three is a Franco-German-British leadership initiative which aims to:

  • Encourage the exchange of new ideas at the highest level on how to tackle the greatest threats and challenges of our time
  • Enhance dialogue between senior figures from business, politics, the media and academia in France, Germany and the UK
  • Strengthen the relationships between “the Three” and with other European and international partners outside of official communication channels
  • Generate strategic thinking on Europe’s future following the British referendum decision for the UK to leave the European Union

Club of Three Webinar

The road ahead for Europe and China: equal partnership or systemic rivalry?”


On 14 October, the Club of Three held a fourth webinar on the current state of relations between Europe and China, with German MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, Dr. Fang Xinghai and François Godement as main speakers.

Could Europe and China develop a relationship on an equal footing or should Europeans abandon all illusions of a trusted partnership and brace themselves for a new era of systemic rivalry?