EU-China NGO Twinning at the C20

As part of this year’s capacity building workshop, the 2017 twinners joined the over 300 international NGOs meeting at the C20 in Hamburg. Representatives of civil society organizations have been meeting and working on the demands to the G20 leaders which have been handed over in form of a communiqé to Chancellor Merkel on Monday 19th.

The Twinning organized one of many workshops during the C20, talking about Gender and Community based approaches to participatory water and energy management as well as investment and urban development plans along the Belt Road Initiative.

NDR report on C20 here

Twinning Workshop and C20 Participation

The 5th generation of the EU-China NGO Twinning is participating in a unique capacity building this year. Additionally to the inputs about EU legislation and campaigning, and aside from the general intercultural and cooperation-building workshop modules,

EXTENDED DEADLINE

Due to extenuating circumstances we have extended the application deadline as follows:

Single applications will be accepted till 5th March 2017

Joint applications will be accepted till 12th March 2017  

Report on new trends towards sustainable living by our Twinning Alumni

News on EU-China NGO-Twinning:

On 18th of November 2016, Ms Jiaqi Liu from the organization Friends of Old Villages, Ms Deng Yang from the Collaboration Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, both participants of this year’s NGO Twinning program reported on new trends towards sustainable living in both rural and urban areas in China. They were accompanied by Susanne Fischer and Monika Wirges from the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy who also participated in the Twinning program and just returned from a field trip to China.

Find their report here

Achievements 2013 to today

The Call for Applications for our 2017 EU-China NGO Twinning Program is online. It’s the fifth round already! Time to take a look back on the past four years: Our program has started with 10 participants in 2013, so far a total of 76 Twinners coming from China and 14 European countries has participated in the program. To be continued!

Call for Applications 2017

The EU-China NGO Twinning Exchange is starting it’s 5th round. The call for applications 2017 is out.

You can find it here

Please check the application information here: Application Forms

2016 EU-China NGO Twinning Program Capacity Building and Reflection Week in Berlin

How do civil society organizations campaign in Europe, how can it be compared to campaigning in China’s restricted media landscape? What are the hot topics of NGOs in Europe and in China? What can Chinese and European NGOs learn from each other?p1010579-2

A week of field trips, political discussions and information exchanges about various NGO experiences in Europe and China awaited participants on a visit to Berlin from October 31 to November 4, with expert input that covered topics like civil society involvement in urbanization processes, trade agreements, environmental litigation and sustainable living.

China Salon – After Work Study

Rural and urban sustainable development in China

NGO perspectives

 

18.11.2016 – 17:15, Stiftung Asienhaus, Hohenzollernring 52, 50672 Köln, 5. OG

Dear colleagues and friends,

on behalf of the Stiftung Asienhaus we would like to invite you to the following event:

Ms Jiaqi Liu from the organization Friends of Old Villages and Ms Deng Yang from the Collaboration Centre on Sustainable Consumption, both participants of this year’s NGO Twinning program (http://www.eu-china-twinning.org/twinner/) will report on new trends towards sustainable living in both rural and urban areas. They will be accompanied by Susanne Fischer and Monika Wirges from the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy who just returned from a field trip in China.

We will receive insights on various forms of sustainable city and village development models in China, including sharing community programs, citizen-focused urbanization, rural economic development strategies and cultural heritage preservation.

We would be happy to welcome you to this event!
Please register with Joanna.klabisch@asienhaus.de.

Please feel free to forward this event link.

Dr. Nora Sausmikat, Joanna Klabisch
Stiftung Asienhaus, China Program

TTIP, Anti-Coal Campaigning, Environmental Litigation – how can Chinese and European NGOs collaborate?

Dear colleagues and friends,

on behalf of the Stiftung Asienhaus and Climate Action Network Europe we would like to invite you to the following workshop:

Berlin: How to Collaborate on climate change, social and environmental justice. EU-China NGO Twinning Exchange Capacity Building and Reflection Workshop 2016

Date: 02.11.2016    Time:  09:00 – 16:00

Location: Haus der Deutschen Stiftungen, Mauerstr. 93, Berlin, Germany

Topics: EU Legislation and TTIP Negotiations – Nelly Grotefendt, Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung (FUE) , Anti-Coal Campaigning on a European Level
Elena Bixel, Climate Action Network Europe and others (see attach)

Date: 03.11.2016    Time:  09:00 – 16:15
Location: Mercator Repräsentanz, Neue Promenade 6, Berlin Germany

Topics:  Circular Economy, Environmental Litigation, Social Integration …..How do civil society organizations campaign in Europe, how can it be compared to campaigning in China’s restricted media landscape? What did the new law that allows environmental NGOs in China to sue polluters really change during the last year? What can German and European EIL NGOs learn from Chinese cases?

We will receive insights on various ideas for sustainable lifestyle campaigns like circular economy models in China and Europe as well as new laws for low carbon solutions. The topics will be discussed with the participants of this year’s Twinning (http://www.eu-china-twinning.org/twinner/) and representatives of other NGOs, foundations as well as academics.

We would be happy to welcome you to this event!
Please register with Joanna.klabisch@asienhaus.de.

You can find the agenda here

Dr. Nora Sausmikat, Joanna Klabisch
Stiftung Asienhaus, China Program