The EU-China NGO Twinning Program
The EU-China NGO Twinning program is an exchange program for the staff of European and Chinese NGOs.
By bringing European and Chinese NGOs together we encourage NGO partnerships and improve understanding of how civil society looks at the topics they are engaged with in different parts of the world.
Each year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung together with Stiftung Mercator will award grants for 12 Chinese and 12 European NGOs to take part in this unique exchange experience.
The program is organized by Stiftung Asienhaus in cooperation with Climate Action Network Europe and the China Association for NGO Cooperation.
The exchange program is conducted in English. Therefore participants and applying organizations should be able to communicate in English.
Most associated costs (travel expenses, health insurance, visa application, accommodation and living expenses) will be covered through a a grant awarded to the participants.
PART TIME WORK
During the time of exchange, the exchange fellows will still be able to work part time on their own organizations’ projects.
2017 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
|Call for Applications||15th of December 2016|
8th of February for Single Applications,
18rd of March 2017 for Joint Applications
|Notification||27th March 2017|
|Exchange period to Europe||30th of May to 31th of July 2017|
|Exchange period to China||1st of September to 31st of October|
|Seminars||Middle of June 2017: 3 day thematic workshop in Germany|
|Last week of September 2017: 3-day thematic workshop in China|