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

Run your

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Until Jun 2021


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Best Practice

Stadt im Dialog 3: P2P Learning’s Growth of Urban Activism in Small Russian Cities

Stadt im Dialog 3: P2P Learning’s Growth of Urban Activism in Small Russian Cities

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.

Civic Tech Exchange

Civic Tech Exchange

The main goal here is to provide the first step to a non-monopolised internet infrastructure for Civil Society. The clear goal of the project is advanced training in the field of Civic-Tech.

Learn to Сommemorate

Learn to Сommemorate

“Learn to Commemorate” is a transnational civil society project to develop materials and formats for Jewish remembrance work in Ukraine.

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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