Twinning Blog

2019

EU-China NGO Twinning Program Workshop Berlin 2019
Last but not least – an intense final to seven years of the EU-China NGO Twinning Program The week from
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MONDAY ON THE COUCH: China and Gender
Date: 14.10.2019    Time: 19:00 – 22:00 Location: iac Community Space, Linienstraße 65A, Berlin   Next year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary
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October Event: EU-China NGOs TALK
Date: 18.10.2019    Time: 14:00 – 20:00 Location: Repräsentanz der Robert Bosch Stiftung, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin Participants of the
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Twinner Andreea Leonte’s follow-up activities
Andreea Leonte from Energy Justice Romania had already published several articles about her travels with Shenzhen Zero Waste on the
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2018 Twinner Laotu activities
Last year our 2018 twinner organization Laotu visited different ecology groups from different countries. Green Circle is one of them,
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Twinner Luo Yi gave a lecture at the University of Tübingen
The Twinning not only NGO staff the possibility to learn from each other, our twinners also get many opportunities to
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Alumni Testimonials
Watch our alumni’s testimonials at Robert Bosch Stiftung
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2019 Call for Application
We are starting to look for new applicants for the 2019-2020 EU-China NGO Twinning Program! Are you working in an
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2018

Twinners share interview about labour rights
Two of our Twinners have produced an informative video about labour rights in China’s electronics industry: Südwind interviews Kin Wan
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EU-China NGO Twinning Workshop 2018 in Chengdu
From 3th-5th of September CANGO, Stiftung Asienhaus and CAN Europe organized the China capacity building workshop in Chengdu, Sichuan Province,
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Electronics Industry Picture Campaign from Südwind Austria and LESN, HK
Our 2018 twinners from Südwind Austria and Labour Education and Service Network, HK, have promoted a foto campaign against last
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Four Twinners joining forces on a Follow Up Project
Georgeta Mureanu, Li Fangfang, Louisa Kistemaker, and Shi Shan worked altogether on a follow-up project. All four of them participated in our
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Capacity Building and Reflection Workshop in Vienna
In an intense and inspiring three-day workshop in Vienna/Austria, the social and environmental justice Twinners were provided with a training
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VIDEO: EU-China Twinning Alumni Network Kick-off
A video documentation about the EU-China Twinning Alumni meeting in September 2018 in Hongkong: Members of the EU-China Twinning Alumni Network
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2018 Twinners Laotu and Naturland met in Shanghai
After their Chengdu Sharing Conference, our 2018 twinner organization Laotu organized another meeting in Shanghai on September 29th to share the
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New project from our 2018 Twinner organization WMCF
Our 2018 Twinner Organization Shenzhen Mangrove Conservation Foundation planning new education and awareness project. Continue reading...
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Davide Sabbadine and Dr. Horst Fabian on China’s tightening grip on civil society
Article from our 2017 Twinner Davide Sabbadin on China's NGOs law. Continue reading...
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2018 Twinner article in the Shanghai Daily: Urban Neighbors
LIFE IN THE CITY 2018 Twinner Kirsten Reinders has been interviewed by the Shanghai Daily during her stay in China.
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German AIDS-Hilfe and Anhui Hefei Qingwei Health Center
  This year’s twinner Werner Bock has joined his Twinning partner Gao Pan in Hefei. In his Blog he keeps
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Diary Entry: Kirsten at the AIFEN office meeting
Kirsten Reinders from Cologne has been staying in Shanghai since the beginning of August. Together with her Chinese twinning partners
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Theater and LGBT Workshop in Chengdu
Our twinner from the Netherlands, Els Schutmann (Forum Theater Enschede) only got to China recently – and already co-organized a
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Full Twinning Report 2017
The 2017 twinner exchange was a small anniversary: it was already the fifth round of the program. The report “2017
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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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2017

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 EU-China NGO Twinning
Does China matter to your work? Or do you know somebody to whom it does? Would you like to experience
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C20 Final Report – June 2017 throwback
The final report on the 2017 – C20 process under German presidency in Hamburg has been published. Through the connections
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Guangzhou Twinner & Alumni meet-up
  An interesting development in 2017’s Twinning project was a certain cluster of participants that had formed in southern China, specifically
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Forum Theatre for Social Change – an article on IAPS Dialogue
Yao Zhilu and Antoaneta Pophlebarova write about their experiences they made at the Forum Theatre for Social Change, a project
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Environmental Public Interest Litigation – an article on IAPS Dialogue
Alba Iranzo Dosdad and Carlota Ruiz-Bautista, environmental lawyers at the International Institute for law & the environment in Madrid, recently published an
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The EU-China Twinning Programme Explained on IAPS Dialogue
The IAPS Diaologue posted an article about our EU-China Twinning Programme written by Nora Sausmikat and Joanna Klabisch. The article
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International Expert Workshop
From 15 to 16 September 2016 the Ministry of Environment of Republic of Korea (ROK) holds a Workshop on “Toward the Establishment
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Forum Theatre in Heifeng – A Follow-up Project
In 2016, Antoaneta from the BalkanKids Foundation and Zhilu from Lingnan Partner Community Support Centre worked together on sexual education not
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EU – China Twinning Program 2017 – A Twinning Diary
A Twinning Diary by Wang Han (Green Women, Shanghai) and Johanna Eichermüller (WECF, Munich) This “Twinning Diary” is compiled by Han
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“The Mudflat is Connecting Worlds ” – twinners in the news
Our Twinners made the news Under the title “The Mudflat is Connecting Worlds” two of the twinners 2017, Anja Szczesinski
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EU-China NGO Twinning at C20 – A Capacity-Building Workshop in Hamburg 2017
What kind of world do we want to live in? In a complex, organizational feat between VENRO and Stiftung Asienhaus
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EU-China NGO Twinning at the C20
As part of this year’s capacity building workshop, the 2017 twinners joined the over 300 international NGOs meeting at the
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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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VIDEO: We have a lot of topics in common
Watch now – our brand new film on the unique European-Chinese work exchange experience!    
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2016

Achievements 2013 to today
The Call for Applications for our 2017 EU-China NGO Twinning Program is online. It’s the fifth round already! Time to
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2016 EU-China NGO Twinning Program Capacity Building and Reflection Week in Berlin
How do civil society organizations campaign in Europe, how can it be compared to campaigning in China’s restricted media landscape?
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Stories of Change – Twinners Roland Joebstl and Peter Feldkamp speak at the Beijing Environmental Networking Event “Green Drinks”
The 2016 Twinning program also gave Roland Joebstl, European Environmental Bureau and Peter Feldkamp, Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V., the opportunity to
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Full Twinning Report 2015
This full report on the third round of NGO exchange „Twinning: partnerships between European and Chinese NGOs –Social and Environmental Justice
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The Twinning 2016: Half-Time
As the time, that the European Twinners spend in China is coming to an end, we would like to offer
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2016 Changsha Capacity Building Seminar: Climate Change, Social and Environmental Justice
2016 EU-China NGO Twinning Program Capacity and Experience Sharing Workshop held in Changsha   From August 18th to 21st, 2016, Stiftung
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Three European Twinners already in China
As of July, three of the nine European Twinners from the Social and Environmental Justice Branch of this year’s Twinning
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Press Release – The seven Twinners for the EU-China NGO Exchange 2016 have been chosen
For the third time the German Stiftung Asienhaus supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung organizes the exchange program EU-China NGO Twinning.
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2015

2015 Hangzhou Capacity Building Seminar: Climate change, Social and Environmental justice
2015 Hangzhou Capacity Building Seminar: Climate change, Social and Environmental justice On September 7th and 8th, the 2015 EU-China NGO
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Climate change, social and environmental justice Conference Report – Capacity Building Workshop, Brussels 2015
On the 3rd and 4th of November 2015 the European and Chinese NGOs of this year’s Twinning-program gathered in the
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International youth network on climate change CYCAN (Beijing) & BUNDJugend Berlin (Germany)
CYCAN & BUNDJugend Berlin see this twinning program as the beginning of further cooperation. CYCAN is building a domestic and
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Joint Papers on Transport Electrification and on the Environmental Impact of the BREXIT
Rock Environment and Energy Institute (Beijing & Change Partnership (UK) Continue reading...
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Introduction to 2015 Twinning Participants
For the third year the German Stiftung Asienhaus supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung organizes the exchange program EU-China NGO
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The tendering for the 2015 EU-China NGO Twinning Exchange Program is open. Apply now!
Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Mercator will work closely together in future to create a network of civil society organizations
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Two Civil Society Exchange Programs Combined: Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Mercator Join Forces
The “EU-China NGO Twinning Program” in the future  will comprise the Stiftung Asienhaus “EU-China NGO Twinning Program”, which is funded
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2014

2014 Twinning Full Report: Investment Monitoring – Sustainable Farming – Waste Management – Emission Trading – Social Innovation”
This full report on the second round of NGO exchange “Twinning: partnerships between Chinese and European NGOs – Investment Monitoring
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Documentary on 2014 Twinning Participant Beijing Farmer’s Market
During Cornelia Kirchner’s stay with their partner organization Bejing Farmer’s Market in Beijing, they were interviewed by German TV channel
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Tackling Common Issues – Reports from Chinese and European NGOs
Twinning seminar on 22.10.2014, Berlin On 22nd of October, the seminar “Tackling common issues: Chinese and European NGOs working on
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Environmental Advocacy and Citizens’ Self-Organization in Europe and China – Capacity Building Seminar for Chinese Twinners in Berlin
    On the 20th of October 2014 the Chinese NGO Twinners gathered in a conference room at the newspaper
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Public Sharing of Twinner-Experiences in China
From the 22nd to the 26th of September, the European NGO twinners of 2014 were holding four special public sharing
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Farmers, Farms and PGS – IFOAM at Beijing Farmer’s Market
Cornelia Kirchner, IFOAM’s Value Chain Coordinator and expert on Participatory Guarantee Systems was staying with their partner organization Beijing Farmer’s market
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CLAPV wins Asian Nobel award
This years participant in the EU-China NGO twinning wins the “Asian Nobel” award. The Center for Legal Assistance for Pollution
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Press release: Seven NGOs from China and Europe selected for Twinning
For the second year the German Stiftung Asienhaus supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung organizes the exchange program EU-China NGO
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2013