What we support

  • Forced Labour and Forgotten Victims

    The extent to which societies come to terms with forced labour under National Socialism still varies widely in Europe. Moreover, in Germany and in the countries occupied by the National Socialist regime or their successor states, there are still groups of victims of National Socialist injustice who do not yet have any appropriate place in the respective culture of remembrance. These are frequently described in Germany by the term “forgotten” victims of National Socialism.
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  • Europeans for Peace

    In its EUROPEANS FOR PEACE programme, the Foundation EVZ promotes international school and youth projects between Germany, the countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe as well as Israel.


    The DIALOGUE FORUM programme addresses Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian organisations that work to improve the lives of the elderly in their home countries.

  • MEET UP! German-Ukrainian youth encounters

    The Foundation EVZ is providing funding for a special programme for 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.

  • Facing Antisemitism and Antigypsyism

    Antisemitism and antigypsyism are jeopardising social cohesion in Europe by condoning human rights violations and stirring up hatred. They have a long and disquieting tradition. In the National Socialist era they paved the way for the murder of the European Jews and Roma. Against the backdrop of this history, the Foundation EVZ supports the systematic and long-term examination of discrimination, marginalisation and hatred practised against Roma and Jews in Europe.


    German National Socialism persecuted tens of thousands people on the grounds of their sexual orientation or gender identity; several thousand lost their lives. The discrimination they faced and the ideologies used to justify this have not yet been overcome. The Foundation – co-funded by Dreilinden gGmbH – therefore supports activities that tackle contemporary discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or identity.

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships for Roma in Eastern Europe


    The Foundation finances up to 180 basic scholarships for Roma from Russia, Ukraine and Moldova who want to study for a masters or doctorate degree. The scholarships are open to students of law, politics, business, administration, social studies, journalism and history.

  • Deadline for proposals: 19 February 2016

    Oppose Othering! – goEast launches new film project

    From 2016 on, goEast will be taking an even stronger stand than it has previously for a filmmaking ethos that is committed to the struggle for human rights. Young filmmakers paired in bilateral two-person teams from Germany and Central and Eastern Europe will set off together on a journey. Their central objectives: to use the means of cinema to investigate exclusionary attitudes towards individuals of different social, religious, cultural, ethnic and sexual orientation/gender…

  • Deadline for porposals: 13 March 2016

    Education with testimonies

    The Foundation plans to support an international event at which academics and educators will be able to share their views and information on the latest developments in educational work with video interviews with victims of National Socialism.

  • Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2016

    MEET UP! German-Ukrainian youth encounters

    Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2016

    The Foundation EVZ provides funding for German-Ukrainian youth encounters with the support of the Federal Foreign Office and the Robert Bosch Foundation. Applications for funding must be submitted to the Foundation EVZ no later than 15 March 2016. The projects must be concluded by 31 December 2016!


    Encounters with victims of National Socialism aim to enable a gesture of reconciliation and keep the memories of National Socialist injustice alive. The Foundation EVZ funds projects in which victims of National Socialism from other countries are invited to Germany and pass on their memories in encounters and eyewitness discussions.

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