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 2020

an idea &
find your partner organisation

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Until Sep 2020


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Until 16 Oct 2020

Apply in the pre-selection

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Until Feb 2021

Apply in the
formal application

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From Mar / Apr 2021

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Until Jun 2022


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Best Practice

Digital Journalism for the Caucasus

Digital Journalism for the Caucasus

Digital Journalism for the Caucasus is a project of Interlink Academy International Dialog and Journalism organized in 2018.

Study trip “Between research and politics: How do #thinktanks shape policy-making in Germany”

Study trip “Between research and politics: How do #thinktanks shape policy-making in Germany”

The project “Stadt im Dialog 3: P2P Learning’s Growth of Urban Activism in Small Russian Cities” addresses the importance of physical infrastructure, media infrastructure and economic infrastructure.

GOOD IMPACT School of Social Entrepreneurship

GOOD IMPACT School of Social Entrepreneurship

The School of Social Entrepreneurship “GOOD IMPACT” is established in 2019 to connect motivated Belarusian activists, who want to open or just launched a social-oriented business, and international experts.

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.

#civilsocietycooperation on Twitter



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Upcoming Events

October 2020

1. October 2020 @ 8:00 - 28. March 2022 @ 17:00

Events for international exchange projects

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

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Find more events regarding the partnership programme here.

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