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 Aug 2021

Develop
an idea &
find your partner organisation

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Until Sep 2021

Consultation
phase

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Until Oct 2021

Apply in the pre-selection
process

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Until Feb 2022

Apply in the
formal application

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From Mar / Apr 2022

Run your
project

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Until Jun 2023

Project
documentation

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Good Practice

Mitgestalten! Active youth participation in Eastern Europe

Mitgestalten! Active youth participation in Eastern Europe

The project Mitgestalten! promotes a variety of activities for more social participation of children and young people.

More Local Citizen Participation in St. Petersburg

More Local Citizen Participation in St. Petersburg

The goal of this project was to foster the German-Russian academic discourse and citizen exchange, strengthen citizen participation and local self-governance.

Grassroot women mobilise together for democracy!

Grassroot women mobilise together for democracy!

The threats against and the hindrance of the work of women’s organizations and other activists were the starting point for this international four-steps-project.

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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News

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Past Events

December 2020

8. December 2020 @ 16:00 - 18:00
online

Networking Belarus – possibilities of political, civil and academic cooperation

Kick-off online event with the aim to discuss the prospects of EU-Belarus civil and academic cooperation, primarily in regards to the transnational empowerment and mobilization of young activists.

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9. December 2020 @ 19:00 - 20:30
online

“Belarus! Das weibliche Gesicht der Revolution”

Buchpräsentation und Gespräch mit Julia Cimafiejeva, Iryna Herasimovich, Olga Shparaga, Thomas Weiler, Viola von Cramon; moderiert von Ellen Ueberschär. In der Online-Veranstaltung präsentieren Herausgeber und Autorinnen das Buch und reflektieren Wesen und Antriebe der Proteste sowie Perspektiven für die demokratische Entwicklung in dem postsowjetischen Land.
Anmeldung unter https://calendar.boell.de/de/civi_register/143337

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12. December 2020 @ 11:30 - 13. December 2020 @ 17:00
online

Online Conference: HATE NEWS vs. FREE SPEECH: Polarization and Pluralism in Georgian Media

HATE NEWS vs. FREE SPEECH brings together journalists, activists and media experts from Georgia and Germany to discuss strategies to fight misinformation, hate speech and social network manipulation and to strengthen freedom of speech.

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14. December 2020 @ 18:00 - 19:30
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until 22. February 2021

Ukrainian Studies Online Colloquium

Organized by the Chair Entangled History of Ukraine – European University
Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) – and Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network
Eastern Europe; with the support of DAAD. Registration requests for the ZOOM login details at ukraine@europa-uni.de
Program details: https://www.kuwi.europa-uni.de/en/lehrstuhl/kg/entangled-ukraine/aktuelles/index.html

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21. December 2020 @ 18:00 - 19:30
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until 22. February 2021

Ukrainian Studies Online Colloquium

Organized by the Chair Entangled History of Ukraine – European University
Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) – and Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network
Eastern Europe; with the support of DAAD. Registration requests for the ZOOM login details at ukraine@europa-uni.de
Program details: https://www.kuwi.europa-uni.de/en/lehrstuhl/kg/entangled-ukraine/aktuelles/index.html

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28. December 2020 @ 18:00 - 19:30
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until 22. February 2021

Ukrainian Studies Online Colloquium

Organized by the Chair Entangled History of Ukraine – European University
Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) – and Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network
Eastern Europe; with the support of DAAD. Registration requests for the ZOOM login details at ukraine@europa-uni.de
Program details: https://www.kuwi.europa-uni.de/en/lehrstuhl/kg/entangled-ukraine/aktuelles/index.html

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January 2021

January 4 @ 18:00 - 19:30
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until 22. February 2021

Ukrainian Studies Online Colloquium

Organized by the Chair Entangled History of Ukraine – European University
Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) – and Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network
Eastern Europe; with the support of DAAD. Registration requests for the ZOOM login details at ukraine@europa-uni.de
Program details: https://www.kuwi.europa-uni.de/en/lehrstuhl/kg/entangled-ukraine/aktuelles/index.html

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January 11 @ 18:00 - 19:30
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until 22. February 2021

Ukrainian Studies Online Colloquium

Organized by the Chair Entangled History of Ukraine – European University
Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) – and Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network
Eastern Europe; with the support of DAAD. Registration requests for the ZOOM login details at ukraine@europa-uni.de
Program details: https://www.kuwi.europa-uni.de/en/lehrstuhl/kg/entangled-ukraine/aktuelles/index.html

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January 18 @ 18:00 - 19:30
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until 22. February 2021

Ukrainian Studies Online Colloquium

Organized by the Chair Entangled History of Ukraine – European University
Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) – and Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network
Eastern Europe; with the support of DAAD. Registration requests for the ZOOM login details at ukraine@europa-uni.de
Program details: https://www.kuwi.europa-uni.de/en/lehrstuhl/kg/entangled-ukraine/aktuelles/index.html

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January 25 @ 18:00 - 19:30
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until 22. February 2021

Ukrainian Studies Online Colloquium

Organized by the Chair Entangled History of Ukraine – European University
Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) – and Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network
Eastern Europe; with the support of DAAD. Registration requests for the ZOOM login details at ukraine@europa-uni.de
Program details: https://www.kuwi.europa-uni.de/en/lehrstuhl/kg/entangled-ukraine/aktuelles/index.html

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For further information feel free to contact the German Federal Foreign Office by email:
601-oepr@diplo.de