Funding Programme

MEET UP! German-Ukrainian youth encounters

The aim of the programme is to intensify relations with Ukraine and to strengthen the active commitment of young people from Germany and Ukraine to fundamental democratic values and understanding between peoples. Existing German - Ukrainian youth partnerships and new initiatives will be eligible for support. It will also be possible to include Russian participants.

The encounters should focus on projects that address political and historical questions. Support can also be provided for artistic, multi-media, musical or other creative forms of encounters, e.g. theatre projects, films or websites.

What can be funded?

The funding is for personnel costs, travel expenses, accommodation and meals, material resources for the development and presentation of results. The amount of funding is dependent on the number of the participants from Germany and Ukraine (possibly Russia) and on the proposed measures. These must take place in Germany and / or in the Ukraine.
Own or third-party funds are desirable, but are not required for funding.

The encounters should be carried out over a period of at least 5 days per encounter (arrival and departure days count as half days).

Who can apply?

Applicants can be natural or legal persons. Recipients of grants have to be legal persons only such as educational institutions, universities, associations and organizations from Germany and Ukraine.

Who can take part?

Young people and young adults between the ages of 16 and 35 from Germany, Ukraine and Russia are eligible to take part in the projects. Projects may have a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 20 participants per country.

What will not be funded?

  • Encounters among participants from only one country, e. g. Germany or Ukraine,
  • Projects which have already begun,
  • Encounters that do not involve project work (e. g. visitor programmes, attendance at presentations or lectures, congresses, relief transports, humanitarian assistance, etc.)

German-ukrainian-russian projects

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Financial support

The program "Meet up! German-Ukrainian youth encounters " is financed in 2016 by the Federal Foreign Office and the Robert Bosch Foundation.

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#MEETUP2017 Event

September 20 - 23 in Berlin

More information

list of Meet Up! Projects since 2014

more in german

Projects since 2016



Evelyn Scheer
Senior Project Manager
Meet up! German-Ukrainian youth encounters
Tel.:+49 (0)30 25 92 97-65
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-11


Sophie Heller
Project Manager
Meet Up! German-Ukrainian youth encounters
Tel.:+49 (0)30 25 92 97-27
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-11


Artem Ioveko
Project Manager
Meet Up! German-Ukrainian youth encounters
Phone: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-31
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-11