About the Programme

The German Government is funding cooperations with partner organizations from the civil society in the Eastern partnership countries and Russia. 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 Aug 2019

an idea &
find your partner organisation

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Until Sep 2019


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Until 11th of Oct 2019

Apply in the pre-selection

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Until Feb 2020

Apply in the
formal application

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From Mar / Apr 2020

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Until Jun 2021


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Best Practice

INKuLtur. Promoting the participation of people with disabilities in cultural life

INKuLtur. Promoting the participation of people with disabilities in cultural life

INKultur established in 2018 with the primary goal to promote inclusion of people with fewer opportunities participating in cultural and social life in different regions of Russia.

City Makers’ Course Lviv

City Makers’ Course Lviv

City Makers’ Course Lviv is a joined project of the Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany), NGO “Stadtagenten” (Germany) and City Institute (Ukraine). The project goal is to educate professionals in the area of urban development.

TRIYOU. German-polish-ukrainian Forum for multiplicators of youth work

TRIYOU. German-polish-ukrainian Forum for multiplicators of youth work

The Forum TRIYOU aims to initiate partnership, create new ideas and support organisers of youth meetings with professional knowledge as well as an implementation of trilateral projects.

Find more Best Practise Examples from the last funding period here.

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

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Upcoming Events

March 2020

March 16 @ 8:00 - March 17 @ 17:00

Conference: Withdrawals – the withdrawal of Soviet and Russian troops from the sphere of power of the (former) USSR since 1985

Location: German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst Organizers: German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst; German Society for Eastern European Studies e.V.; German Historical Institute Moscow; Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr (ZMSBw); Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) Date: 16/17 March 2020 Languages: English – Russian – German The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union resulted in extensive withdrawals by the Soviet/Russian military. For the left behind cities and countries and for the regions to…

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