Date: 18.10.2019 Time: 14:00 – 20:00
Location: Repräsentanz der Robert Bosch Stiftung, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
Participants of the EU-China NGO Twinning Program, Workshop 2018
Every year, we organize two capacity building and reflection workshops as part of the EU-China NGO Twinning Program. The Twinning Program is an exchange program for the staff of European and Chinese NGOs not only for job shadowing and experience sharing among each other, but also with the public, local NGOs and also political stakeholders.
We cordially invite all interested parties to join the open day event on the 18th October.
The theme of this year’s conference day centers around climate change and its implications. Civil society needs to be involved not only in all areas from climate change and urbanization to trade agreements and sustainable livelihood. Civil society also needs to cooperate internationally in order to meet these global challenges. In light of this, we ask: How do civil society organizations work on social and environmental issues in Europe? How can their work be compared to working in China’s more restricted civil society landscape? What are the biggest obstacles to EU-China civil society cooperation? How do we fight climate change around the globe?
Our event shall offer you new and unique insights into the social implications of climate change and global value chains, and international civil society cooperation. There will be much room for your questions to our participants from various European countries and different Chinese provinces.
The participants of the EU-China NGO Twinning Program are experts in their respective fields and have been working in NGOs for several years. Our civil society talk will demonstrate the cooperative potential within the EU-China civil society landscape.
2pm Presentations by participants of the EU-China NGO Twinning Program from
Laukai Conservation (Guangzhou) & Center for Environment (Bosnia-Herzegovina), who focused on water source protection
Shanshui Conservation Center (Beijing) & BUND NRW (Germany) who jointly work on climate change adaptation and environmental education
Labour Education and Service Network (Hong Kong) & Südwind (Austria) who are working together on the advocacy of labor rights in the supply chains of the electronics industry
5pm Launch of the Guidelines for Chinese/International NGO Cooperation in cooperation with the
ICSC Berlin, a collaborative platform for internationally active CSOs
6pm Panel Discussion on climate change issues with
Lu Zhiyao from SEE Foundation who offers insights from a Chinese perspective &
Rebecca Freitag, UN Youth Delegate for Sustainable Development who speaks from a global perspective
Furthermore, we cordially invite to a reception following the panel discussion.
The event will be held in English. In case you have not yet registered, please do so with firstname.lastname@example.org from Stiftung Asienhaus.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at our event in cooperation with
Mathias Claeys Bouuaert from Climate Action Network Europe and
Wang Xiangyi & Li Xiajie, both from China Association for NGO Cooperation.