Call for Applications: 2018 EU-China NGO Twinning Program


Does China matter to your work? Or do you know somebody to whom it does?
Would you like to experience first hand how NGOs on the other side of the world achieve their goals?
Are you interested in collaborating on a topic of joint interest with Chinese colleagues?

The EU-China NGO Twinning Program’s 6th run is about to start and will again give 12 European NGO/Think Tank/Social Enterprise staff the opportunity to experience a unique partnership program. The exchange is funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Mercator. The official call for applications will reach you in January with a deadline around the end of February.

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For any queries regarding the thematic area of Environmental protection and Social justice contact Ms. Jo Klabisch at
For any queries regarding the thematic area of Climate Change & Low-carbon Development contact Mr. Mathias Claeys Bouuaert at: 


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.