CfA: 2015 EU China NGO Twinning


The tendering for the 2015 EU-China NGO Twinning Exchange Program is open. Apply now!

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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 this end, 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 a member 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.

If applying for the climate change & low-carbon development program please specify in the email subject! (“Focus Climate Change – Application for the EU-China NGO Twinning”).

Please see the attached Call for Applications for detailed information.

Deadline for application:

Single applications: 12th of April 2015
Joint applications: 26th of April 2015

Please send your application to the following address:

For any queries regarding the thematic are 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 Ms. Maeve McLynn at: or Ms. Wang Xiangyi at

Thank you very much for circulating this Call for Applications to any interested organization.

Best regards

Dr. Nora Sausmikat
Inga Gebauer

Stiftung Asienhaus, China Program
Stiftung Asienhaus, Hohenzollernring 52, 50672 Köln