The 2017 twinner exchange was a small anniversary: it was already the fifth round of the program. The report “2017 EU-China Twinning: Partnerships between European and Chinese NGOs” illustrates the outcomes, challenges and lessons last year’s exchange taught. It furthermore highlights the importance of well-established Sino-European relations – especially in the fields of social and environmental justice and climate change. Some of the participants already started to develop follow-up cooperation with their partners. You can download the full report here.
Reuters published an article about the 2017 ONGO registration law, which came in on 1st of January. The new law does not only prevent foreign NGOs from doing their work in China but also makes the EU-China Twinning Program by the China Program of Stiftung Asienhaus a lot more difficult.
This full report on the fourth round of NGO exchange „2016 EU-China Twinning: Partnerships between European and Chinese NGOs” displays the results, synergies, and lessons learned during the EU-China NGO Twinning as well as the sustained cooperations and projects of last year’s participants. It presents the backgrounds and future perspectives of Sino-European civil society exchange and cooperation, in light of the new legal situation, as well as the on-site experiences of the Chinese and European NGO staff. You can download the report here
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