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 organize a conference (16.–20.6.) to bring together potential partners.

German Foreign Office Website about the programme

Detailed information on the Foreign Office Programme (PDF)

Process Overview

Until Nov 2019

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Until Nov 2019

Find your partner

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Nov 2019

Apply in the pre-selection

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March 2020

Apply in the
formal application

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May 2020

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Jun 2021


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Best Practice

Brest Fortress Development Foundation

Brest Fortress Development Foundation

The local charitable foundation “Brest Fortress Development Foundation” was established on September, 19, 2013 in order to facilitate the study, promotion and development of the Brest-Litovsk Fortress site for socio-cultural purposes.

Dialogue of capitals

Dialogue of capitals

The Dialogue of capitals in Moscow (2017) and Berlin (2018) was a part of a long-term youth project that was initiated by the alumni association of the German-Russian-Youth-Parliament (DRJUG e.V.)

Ukrainian fall of the wall

Ukrainian fall of the wall

Young Ukrainians are dealing with a common topic of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall at four media tool kits in Uschhorod, Mykolajiw, Dnipro und Lwiw.

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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Past Events

June 2019

June 14

Tagung‚ Glasnost, Perestroika und die Russlanddeutschen

wir würden uns sehr freuen, Sie zu der wissenschaftlichen Tagung „Glasnost, Perestroika und die Russlanddeutschen“ begrüßen zu dürfen. Die Veranstaltung findet am 18. Juni 2019 von 11:00 – 16:30 Uhr (Registrierung ab 10:00 Uhr) in der Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur (Kronenstraße 5, 10117 Berlin) statt. Das Ziel der Tagung ist es, die Folgen der Politik Gorbatschows für die russlanddeutsche Volksgruppe zu beleuchten und zu diskutieren. Darüber hinaus sollen die aktuellen Nationalitätenpolitiken Russlands und Deutschlands und deren minderheitenpolitischen Akzente analysiert…

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June 16 - June 20

Civil Society 4.0 conference

WECHANGE eG with the sponsorship of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany organises the Networking Conference "Civil Society 4.0" on 16 - 20 of June 2019 in Berlin.

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June 21 - June 22
Kiev Ukraine

Pulse of Ukraine Forum

“Our Cities, Our Future: All Politics is Local” Forum 2019 Key Topic: A phrase from US politics in the 1980s – “all politics is local” – is just as relevant in Ukraine today as it was in America back then. Cities are a driving force of economic prosperity and political progress, vital centres of democracy, and a focus of both social tension and community cohesion. Kyiv is a global city with an ancient heritage, and many modern challenges. Ukraine’s decentralisation,…

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