The tendering for the seventh round of the EU-China NGO Twinning Exchange Program is open.
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 partner organization and to further develop
their common 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.
For more information on the joint initiative, please view:
In 2019, 24 employees from Chinese and European organizations will take part in this program.
The program will accept 12 European and 12 Chinese participants representing organizations
from all thematic areas dealing with environmental and social justice, climate change and low
Deadline for application:
Single Application: 14th of April 2019
Joint Application: 21st of April 2019
Text des Asienhauses zu Sorgfaltspflichten in der Lieferkette von mineralischen Rohstoffen – mit besonderem Blick auf China
Please join us in signing and sharing this petition to call for the immediate release of the workers and their student allies unjustly arrested for union organising and solidarity actions at Shenzhen Jasic Technology in China since July 2018.
Since July, more than 70 workers, activists and students had been harassed, assaulted or detained. So far:
- 4 workers have been charged with criminal offence awaiting trial;
- 2 workers and 6 activists, currently in detention, are at high risk of facing criminal charge;
- Released student supporters are disciplined by their colleges, under police surveillance at home.
This is the most severe repression against workers and labour activists in China since a crackdown on labour rights organisations in 2015.
We, the undersigned, support the right of Chinese workers to organise unions, and the right of their allies to express solidarity, and demand the Chinese government:
#Release all detained workers, reinstate their jobs and recognise their right to unionise;
#Release all detained student supporters, and protect them from retaliation;
#Release all detained labour rights group staff.