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

an idea &
find your partner organisation

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Until Sep 2021


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Until Oct 2021

Apply in the pre-selection

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Until Feb 2022

Apply in the
formal application

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From Mar / Apr 2022

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Until Jun 2023


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Good Practice

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.

MEET UP! Youth for Partnership

MEET UP! Youth for Partnership

With the MEET UP! Youth for Partnership funding programme, the Foundation EVZ and the Federal Foreign Office support international youth projects with Germany, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine.

HATE NEWS vs. FREE SPEECH: Polarization & Pluralism in Georgian media

HATE NEWS vs. FREE SPEECH: Polarization & Pluralism in Georgian media

The project brings together journalists, activists and media experts from Georgia and Germany to discuss strategies to fight misinformation and strengthen freedom of speech.

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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Find more events regarding the partnership programme here.

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