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Full Call for Application:  EU-China_Twinning_CfA_2016

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To develop sustainable partnerships and cooperation between non-governmental or non-profit organizations and think tanks from Europe and China the Stiftung Asienhaus in cooperation with CAN Europe/CANGO – CCAN in 2016 organizes the fourth round of the EU-China NGO Twinning exchange program.

Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Mercator will continue to support the program and thus work closely togehter  to create a network of civil society organizations from Europe and China.

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 partner organization and to further develop their common areas of expertise. This exchange is designed as a twinning exchange, i.e. two organizations working on similar thematic issues exchange a member of their staff in order to establish long-term partnerships.

Topics Social and Environmental Justice / Climate Change and Low-Carbon Development

In 2016, 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 Social and Environmental Justice.

In addition, the program will accept 10 (five European and five Chinese) participants representing organizations focusing on Climate Change and Low-carbon Development

How to Apply

Deadline for application:

Single applications: 20th of March 2016

Joint applications: 17th of April 2016

Please find more information on the application process here:

Please send your application to the following address:

For any queries regarding the thematic area of Environmental and Social justice please contact Ms. Inga Gebauer at:

For any queries regarding the thematic area of Climate Change & Low-carbon Development please contact Mr. Mathias Claeys Bouuaert at: or Ms. Wang Xiangyi at