About the Programme

The German Government is funding cooperations with partner organisations from Germany and civil society in the target countries (the Eastern partnership countries and Russia) and the cooperating countries (France and Poland). The goal is to establish permanent cooperation between civil-society actors and pursue one of the following additional goals:

  1. Strengthening pluralism
  2. Promoting the discussion of values
  3. Opening up prospects for the future
  4. Fostering dialogue and understanding

This website is run by WECHANGE (the offical project partner) and guides through the application process, connects potential partners and gives assistance in practical questions around the project management, like visa regulations, financial calculations and how to deal with bureaucratic requirements. In particular we are organizing events to bring together potential partners from time to time.

German Foreign Office Website about the programme

Detailed information on the Foreign Office Programme (PDF)

Process Overview

Until Sept 2022

Develop an idea &
find your partner organisation


Until Oct 2022

Consultation phase with Foreign Ministry


Until 21st Oct 2022

Apply in the pre-selection process with your Project-Draft 


In Feb 2023

Apply in the formal application


From Mar / Apr to Dec 2023

Run your project



Until Jun 2025

Project documentation



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See the official Call from 2023

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Understand the whole funding process

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Good Practice

Find more Good Practice Examples from the last funding period here.

Learn more about how to find your partner organisation and start your project here.

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Come up with an idea and get ready to apply for funding in October!

You can find all the information you need on this site and you can also use it to find a project partner.

Call for applications: dt.-rus. Jugendbegegnung online, 25.-31.07.2021. Bewerbungsfrist: 20.07.

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Call for applications: Belarus Now! Covering Human Rights and LGBTQ Issues in Cross-Border Journalism. online, 09/2021. Application deadline: 22.07.

The project aims to support journalists from Belarus and Germany and to strengthen civil society work in the fields of LGBTQ, human rights, feminism and the prevention of discrimination. Application deadline: 22.07.2021. The project will run from 4pm to 7pm every...

Register now for our online networking conference “Dialogue for the Future 2021” on June 3/4/5!

Register now on our conference landing page https://civilsocietycooperation.net/conference/. Deadline: June 1st, 10am CEST.

Call for applications: Workshops for educators and teachers (EE, DE, PL, MD, RO, UK), online 05-07/2021

May 28 | June 18 | July 2, 2021 (3 – 8 pm CET) Workshops within the project „Once upon today… in Europe“ for educators and teachers from Estonia, Germany, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine. Deadline: May 16, 2021. Apply here:...

Call for applications: Summer School Viadrinicum 2021: Transsectoral DigitalLab., online 16.-29.8.2021

Viadrinicum is an annual summer school devoted to the countries of the Eastern Partnership, and the larger context of Central and Eastern Europe. This year’s edition is designed as a transsectoral DigitalLab. Deadline: 31 May 2021, more info at...

Stay updated on international exchange projects with the JOE list!

The JOE List for young Eastern Europe experts in Germany always provides a number of events and calls for applications in English/German. Keep yourself updated here https://www.joe-list.de/

Ausschreibung Förderprogramm ‚ZUZAM – RAZEM – RAZAM‘ für dt.-poln. Initiativen zur Annäherung an und in Solidarität mit BY

Vom Auswärtigen Amt unterstütztes Förderprogramm für deutsche und polnische Einrichtungen der Zivilgesellschaft, die gemeinsam mit einem belarussischen Partner aus Belarus oder im Exil ein solidarisches Projekt für Belarus umsetzen wollen....

Ausschreibung: Förderprogramm “Meet up! YOUTH FOR PARTNERSHIP”, 02.05.2021

Vom Auswärtigen Amt unterstütztes Förderprogramm für internationale Austauschprojekte und Beteiligungsformate für Jugendliche und junge Menschen sowie die Qualifikation von Fachkräften aus Belarus, Georgien, der Ukraine und Deutschland. Bewerbungsfrist: 02.05.2021....

Call for applications: Ukraine Calling. Cross-Sectoral Capacity Building, 31.3.2021

Ukraine calling is excited to enlarge their focus and invite actors from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, France, and Germany to apply for their project-oriented capacity building programme Ukraine Calling 2.0. This year they will work on the multifaceted topic of local...



Find more events regarding the partnership programme here.

For further information feel free to contact the German Federal Foreign Office by email: