Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Mercator will work closely together in future to create a network of civil society organizations from Europe and China. To thisend, two existing programs will be combined into a joint initiative.The initiative will comprise the Stiftung Asienhaus “EU-China NGO Twinning Program” which is funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Mercator’s“China-EU NGO Exchange Program on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development”, ran in cooperation with the Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E) and the China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO). For more information on the joint initiative, please view:

The program will offer NGO staff from Europe and China the opportunity to spend a four- to eight-week placement in a Chinese or European organization and to further develop their own areas of expertise. This exchange is designed as a twinning exchange, i.e. two organizations working on similar thematic issues exchange amember of their staff in order to establish long-term partnerships.

In 2015, 24 employees from Chinese and European organizations will take part in this program. The program will accept 14 (seven European and seven Chinese) participants representing organizations from all thematic areas dealing with environmental and social justice.In addition, the program will accept 10 (five European and five Chinese)participants representing organizations focusing on climate change and low-carbon development.

Please view the complete Call for Applications here: 2015_CfA_EU-China NGO Twinning

The application forms can be downloaded at this site