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Stiftung Asienhaus

About us

Stiftung Asienhaus follows the guiding principle "Connecting people, promoting insights, shaping the future" and contributes to building bridges between civil societies in Asia and Europe. Since its foundation in 1992, the organisation is committed to the implementation of human rights, the strengthening of social and political participation, as well as the protection of social justice and the environment.

We are faced with globalisation enhancing the gap between rich and poor and threatening people‘s livelihoods in many ways. The unjust structures of the current world order can only be changed if we work together with civil society organisations to rethink politics, business and consumer habits - in Europe, Asia and worldwide. In this, we need to centre marginalised social groups and consider the challenges they face.

Objectives and Goals

To strengthen civil society perspectives, we support building and improving networks nationally, regionally and globally to connect civil societies and give them a platform.
This work focusses on the developments in Asian countries and the situation of their peoples, as well as a critical reflection of EU-Asian relations.

To achieve this

  • we write analysies and start discussions, as well as an exchange of experiences,
  • we inform through seminars, publications, film events and exhibitions,
  • we conduct exchange programmes with NGOs from Asian countries,
  • we support action to mobilise people and implement lobbying activities.

At the heart of this lies our shared goal of making the world more just.

Our Mission Statement - Human-centred, social justice, environmental justice

1. We shape the future by collaborating with others to strengthen social inclusion, human rights, social justice, and environmental protection.

2. We connect people by developing cooperation between non-governmental organisations and social movements in Europe and Asia and by encouraging dialogue between civil society, academia, politics, and economy. We are committed to social movements and disadvantaged social groups

3. We promote insights into life in Asia, the political and social realities of its people, and the state of human rights and the environment. We foster knowledge of the political, economic, and cultural relations between Europe and Asia. We create awareness of how things are interconnected: globally –regionally –locally.

Articles in English

China. Pro. Contra. Somewhere in between.

The China discourse has long been controversial, not just since the outbreak of COVID-19. However, with the deterioration of the US-China as well as…


Blickwechsel: The Power of Music in Timor-Leste

Joviana Guterres, Ego Lemos and Kiera Zen explain in this interview how national identity, fight for liberation, contemporary political concerns and…


Blickwechsel: Timor-Leste: 20 Years of Freedom

In 2019, with international guests in attendance, East Timorese celebrated the 20th anniversary of their independence referendum and the multinational…


Blickwechsel: Win-win or Win-lose? China-Kazakhstan Energy Cooperation

In his article, Komila Nabiyeva reviews the energy cooperation between China and Kazakhstan within the Belt and Road Initiative and its implications.…


China's Long March 2.0 – The Belt and Road Initiative as development model

Is the east wind defeating the west wind? Will China’s “New Silk Roads” initiative lead to greater prosperity and security worldwide? Or does this…


Report: Coal Mining and Indigenous Rights in Kalimantan

The Stiftung Asienhaus welcomed many people to the conference on mining and Indigenous rights in Kalimantan. Our three guests participated to a series…