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The EU-China NGO Twinning program

The EU-China NGO Twinning program is an exchange program for the staff of European and Chinese NGOs.

By bringing European and Chinese NGOs together we encourage NGO partnerships and improve understan­ding of how civil society looks at the topics they are engaged with in different parts of the world.

Each year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung together with Stiftung Mercator will award grants for 12 Chinese and 12 European NGOs to take part in this unique exchange experience.

The program is organized by Stiftung Asienhaus in cooperation with Climate Action Network Europe and the China Association for NGO Cooperation.

TWINNING PARTNERS

In the context of the program 12 Chinese and 12 European NGOs working on similar topics will be paired up as bilateral Twinning partners - either by joint application of two organizations or after being connected to a suitable partner organization through the application process.


The program foresees that each twinning-partnership designs a joint project for specific collaboration.

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS
 AND NETWORKING

During the exchange period two workshops (one in China and one in Europe) are offered, where all
participants come together to network and discuss their projects and experiences.

The workshops are also used to provide input from local experts on topical issues, intercultural communication and civil society in both regions.

JOB-SHADOWING
IN PARTNER ORGANIZATION

One staff member of each participating organization is given the opportunity to spend a four to eight weeks placement in their partner organizati­on in the respective other region.

The participants of one region (Europe/China) will spend their exchange period in the approximately time slot to enable on-arrival workshops. Please view the schedule below for more information.

LANGUAGE

The exchange program is conducted in English. Therefore participants and applying organizations should be able to communicate in English.


EXPENSES

Most associated costs (travel expenses, health insurance, visa application, accommodation and living expenses) will be covered through a a grant awarded to the participants.


PART TIME WORK

During the time of exchange, the exchange fellows will still be able to work part time on their own organizations’ projects.

Program News

JOINT APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION: 6th May

Due to many interested organizations applying as singles, we are extending the Joint Application Deadline to May 6th. This way

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STARTING NOW: Call For Applications EU-China Twinning Program 2018

The EU-China Twinning Program is starting it’s sixth round. We are looking for staff of NGOs, Think Tanks and Social

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Call for Applications 2018

Please be aware of the next Call for Applications for EU-China Twinning 2018, starting at the beginning of March. The

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Latest Publications

An Article about the new ONGO registration law and Stiftung Asienhaus by Reuters

Reuters published an article about the 2017 ONGO registration law, which came in on 1st of January. The new law

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Full Twinning Report 2016

This full report on the fourth round of NGO exchange „2016 EU-China Twinning: Partnerships between European and Chinese NGOs” displays the results,

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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

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LANGUAGE

The exchange program is conducted in English. Therefore participants and applying organizations should be able to communicate in English.


EXPENSES

Most associated costs (travel expenses, health insurance, visa application, accommodation and living expenses) will be covered through a a grant awarded to the participants.


PART TIME WORK

During the time of exchange, the exchange fellows will still be able to work part time on their own organizations’ projects.

 

2017 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    
 Call for Applications 15th of December 2016 
    
 Application deadline 8th of February for Single Applications, 18rd of March 2017 for Joint Applications 
    
 Notification 27th March 2017 
    
 Exchange period to Europe 30th of May to 31th of July 2017  
    
 Exchange period to China 1st of September to 31st of October  
    
 Seminars   Middle of June 2017: 3 day thematic workshop in Germany 
   
  Last week of September 2017: 3-day thematic workshop in China 
   

 

Program News

JOINT APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION: 6th May
Due to many interested organizations applying as singles, we are extending the Joint Application Deadline to May 6th. This way
Read more.
STARTING NOW: Call For Applications EU-China Twinning Program 2018
The EU-China Twinning Program is starting it’s sixth round. We are looking for staff of NGOs, Think Tanks and Social
Read more.
Call for Applications 2018
Please be aware of the next Call for Applications for EU-China Twinning 2018, starting at the beginning of March. The
Read more.
QR-Code for the EU-China Twinning
Please use our new QR-Code for the homepage of the EU-China-Twinning
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SAVE THE DATE: 2.11 – 3.11 EU-China NGO Twinning Workshop in Berlin
The Capacity Building and Experience Sharing workshop of this year’s Twinning Program is taking place in Berlin. On the 2.11.
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Latest Twinning News

Twinner Arianna Americo publishing about the “One Belt one Road” initiative
Following her twinning in 2017 Arianna Americo published an article on the topic of ‘China’s “Ecological Civilization” and the Belt
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Second Follow up by Twinners Antoaneta and Zhilu!
Heretofore unheard of, a twinning pair decided to organize a follow up to their follow up. Antoaneta Pophlebarova from Balkan
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Press Release – 2018 EU-China NGO Twinning: Selection of 24 NGOs
Cologne – On 10th of May, a selection committee selected twelve European NGOs and their corresponding Chinese partners for the
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Founder of a Twinning alumni organization receives Federal Cross of Merit
Last Tuesday Felix Fixbeiner, founder of the youth environmental initiative “Plant for the Planet”, was presented with the German Federal
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Twinning selection committee meets tomorrow, May 10
Tomorrow, the selection committee is going to handpick each 7 social justice and 5 climate change NGO twinning pairs for
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2017 TWINNERS Anja (WWF Germany) and Vivian (HK Bird Watching Society) told all about their experience
VIVIAN AND ANJA KEEP ON INSPIRING US! Have a look at this article about their Twinning and let yourself be
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Additional workshops and networking

During the exchange period two workshops (one in China and one in Europe) are offered, where all participants come together to network and discuss their projects and experiences.

The workshops are also used to provide input from local experts on topical issues, intercultural communication and civil society in both regions.

 

TWINNING PARTNERS

In the context of the program 12 Chinese and 12 European NGOs working on similar topics will be paired up as bilateral Twinning partners - either by joint application of two organizations or after being connected to a suitable partner organization through the application process.


The program foresees that each twinning-partnership designs a joint project for specific collaboration.

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