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.

  • DIALOGUE FORUM

    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.

  • Funding Programme AGAINST DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

    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 SINTI AND ROMA IN GERMANY

    Scholarships

    The Hildegard Lagrenne Foundation (HLS) grants scholarships to Sinti and Roma who seek to pursue their first or second degree in pedagogical vocational training or qualification. Scholars may pursue pedagogical careers, e.g. in education, social work or childcare. The scholarships include monthly financial support as well as participation in continuing education.

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships for Roma in Eastern Europe

    Scholarships

    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.

  • Call for applications

    FUNDING PROGRAMME FOR REMEMBRANCE OF NAZI FORCED LABOUR AND FORGOTTEN VICTIMS

    Call for applications

    The Foundation EVZ funds international projects that explore forced labour under National Socialism and the history of forgotten groups of victims, and contribute to anchoring the subjects permanently in the European cultures of remembrance.
    Deadline: 13 October 2017

  • ENCOUNTERS WITH EYEWITNESSES

    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.

  • Funding of Conferences can be applied at any time

    Funding of Conferences can be applied at any time

    The extent to which societies come to terms with forced labour under National Socialism still varies widely in Europe. With this programme the Foundation EVZ is supporting projects that pursue a multi-perspective approach and thus contribute to developing a European understanding of history.

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DR. HARALD BRAUN NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

On 1 July 2017, Chancellor Angela Merkel named Dr. Harald Braun, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation EVZ. more...