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

Develop
an idea &
find your partner organisation

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Until Sep 2020

Consultation
phase

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Until 16 Oct 2020

Apply in the pre-selection
process

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Until Feb 2021

Apply in the
formal application

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From Mar / Apr 2021

Run your
project

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Until Jun 2022

Project
documentation

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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

News

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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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February 2021

February 1 @ 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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February 8 @ 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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February 15 @ 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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February 22 @ 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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March 2021

March 15 - March 19
online

Nazi Forced Labor: History and Aftermath (Digital Winter School)

The third edition of the winter school goes digital. It will provide a forum for educators who want to exchange ideas on methods and teaching practices on the topic of Nazi forced labour and its memory in postwar Europe from a transnational perspective. The winter school will also focus on how educators can use the documents archived at the Arolsen Archives, which comprise among others multi-million page collections of records on forced labour, including the situation of Displaced Persons after liberation. Furthermore, the participants will have the opportunity to develop a teaching unit, a workshop, or a presentation in small international teams, using the material and digital tools provided by the Arolsen Archives and the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre. The compiled output could be used in their own work with pupils, students or adults.

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March 25 @ 8:00 - March 26 @ 17:00

25-26 March, 2021 SDG Global Festival of Action

The SDG Action global community’s annual meeting place is returning, larger and bolder than ever! No longer confined by a physical location, the SDG Global Festival of Action will meet you where you are.

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