Case studies

Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) bridges digital divide

Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) bridges digital divide

The students and researchers in Asia got access to a high capacity internet connection to make the impossible possible - access curricula through e-learning, watch a surgery online in real time, observe earth to predict disasters and much more.

EU-China CDM Facilitation Project

EU-China CDM Facilitation Project

The project will through a number of activities, including policy research, capacity building, policy study tours, regional workshops and business facilitation conferences, strengthen and improve the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in China.

Poverty Alleviation Through Capacity Building of Rural Populations

Poverty Alleviation Through Capacity Building of Rural Populations

This multi-faceted poverty allevation project aims to address rural poverty by building capacity and providing materials and techniques to resolve local problems. At its core is the aim to foster an awareness of sustainable practises.

CO2 Managers for the Industry in the People's Republic of China

CO2 Managers for the Industry in the People's Republic of China

The project aims at preparing the ground for the multiplication of the CO2 management approach in China. To this end it will provide capacity building through the development of expert skills in the field of CO2 management in the private sector.

Using microfinance to increase access to renewable energy in rural areas of China

Using microfinance to increase access to renewable energy in rural areas of China

Pilot renewable energy microcredits expand the use of biogas in an area of poverty in China, forming a virtuous cycle that reduces local environmental damage and promotes agricultural productivity.

Provincial Climate Change Strategy on Mitigation and Adaptation - China

Provincial Climate Change Strategy on Mitigation and Adaptation - China

The project aim is to support the Government of China in translating its National Climate Change Programme into on-the-ground action by developing local policies, institutional frameworks, partnerships and implementation capacity, with EU support

EU-China Biodiversity Programme (ECBP)

EU-China Biodiversity Programme (ECBP)

ECBP is fostering increased cooperation and collaboration between Chinese agencies responsible for biodiversity and climate change to develop a strategy and action for integrating biodiversity and climate change in line with national priorities

Handan Smart Card

Handan Smart Card

The EU-China Information Society Project promotes socioeconomic reform in China via information and communication technology. The scheme includes many e-government projects like the creation of a single social security smart card for all services.

EU-China European Studies Centres Programme

EU-China European Studies Centres Programme

The EU-China European Studies Centres Programme develops links and exchanges between European and Chinese institutions of higher education which in turn facilitates the movement of students and promotes joined research across universities.

Policy for the sustainable management of forests

Policy for the sustainable management of forests

The EU-China natural forest management project introduces more sustainable practices and promotes alternative income generation for unemployed villagers. Training in developing micro-enterprises has led to the emergence of ten small-businesses.

HIV/AIDS support to mobile populations in Guangxi Province, China

HIV/AIDS support to mobile populations in Guangxi Province, China

Public awareness on sexual health issues has significantly increased in the disadvantaged mobile populations of China. Access to affordable and quality condoms and services and promotion of behavioural change are central to the project.

Employment promotion and rights protection for migrant women workers in Beijing

Employment promotion and rights protection for migrant women workers in Beijing

The EU promotes employment and rights protection for migrant women workers in China via capacity building and strengthening governmental policies on the protection of their legal rights. A network of NGOs working to help them has also been created.

EU-China  River  Basin  Management  Programme

EU-China River Basin Management Programme

Despite China's economic success, the country still faces considerable environmental challenges. Within the context of EU-China cooperation, an integrated River Basin Management Programme for Yellow and Yangtze River has addressed such concerns.

EU-China Programme for development of vocational training for industry

EU-China Programme for development of vocational training for industry

The Chinese educational system cannot yet deal with the high demands of modern enterprises in the field of human resources. The EU is funding a programme developing vocational training for industry, to address Chinese and European industry needs.

EU-China Basic Education Project in Gansu Province

EU-China Basic Education Project in Gansu Province

Gansu is one of the poorest provinces of China. Enrolment rates are low, girls show higher drop-out rates than boys, schooling facilities are basic and teachers are undertrained. Improving the quality of education for all is the central focus of this project.

Promoting older people’s participation in development in rural China

Promoting older people’s participation in development in rural China

The project enabled civil society organisations of older people to become strong actors in community development and a bridge with the local government. The project supported older people to improve their livelihoods and answer their health needs.