Second phase

The “Education Agenda NS-Injustice” is a multi-year funding program. In the first phase in 2021, 17 projects of national significance in addition to projects with a European dimension were launched.

The funding is provided along four funding priorities: "Education in Cultural Spaces", "Education in Digital Learning Spaces","Transfer" and "Europe".

The following calls for projects are currently open:

Education in Cultural Spaces

Artistic explorations of the memory of National Socialist “euthanasia” crimes

The National Socialist “euthanasia” murder of people with physical and mental disabilities and illnesses has received little to no visible commemoration in many places today. A public reckoning with this form of National Socialist injustice has only just begun in recent years. With local projects of national significance at various historical sites, we want to promote artistic interventions in public spaces that commemorate the victims of National Socialist “euthanasia” and at the same time convey historical facts. A special focus lies on contemporary forms of artistic expression, such as street art, which particularly addresses young people both as actors and as participants in the projects.

Deadline for submission of proposals: June 23, 2022, 12 p.m.
Project outline


Art projects on the musical heritage of the victims and those persecuted under National Socialism

With this call for application in the funding priority "Education in Cultural Spaces", we would like to invite young people to tap into the musical dimension of the memory of victims and those persecuted under National Socialism through the many possibilities of artistic engagement. We support projects that commemorate persecuted musicians and other creative artists, their compositions and texts created during National Socialism, or projects that reference them. The projects can be as diverse as the musical heritage itself, such as musicals, music festivals, concerts or rap-music: many things are possible. 

Deadline for submission of proposals: June 23, 2022, 12 p.m.

Project outline


Education in Digital Learning Spaces

Participatory and interactive mapping projects

Maps are knowledge repositories, guidance and communication tools. The digital transformation expands these possibilities multifold. This creates new opportunities for knowledge transfer and education. We would like to support participatory and interactive historical mapping projects for civic education that address National Socialist injustice and in which historians, citizen scientists, students, journalists and archival specialist work together.

Deadline for submission of proposals: June 26, 2022, 12 p.m.

Project outline

Announcement: Games and memory of National Socialism

In the study MEMO IV, 67.2% of respondents stated that they "do not like at all" to deal with the history of National Socialism via computer games about the Nazi era. On the other hand, games that deal with or even glorify World War II are still popular. The topic of "Games and the Memory of National Socialism" remains controversial. The positions on this topic vary a great deal and are also characterized by uncertainty on how to deal with existing educational formats, which games  can be taken seriously and whether they can be integrated into other educational approaches. In the course of the second funding phase, we want to establish a platform for a discussion on this topic. We want to create opportunities to exchange experiences and competences in this field. 

You will find more information about this here soon. Would you like us to inform you about the further process? Then write to us at: .



Announcement: Strengthening of self-organizations

Self-organizations of the descendants of victims of National Socialism or groups persecuted during National Socialism, such as the Sinti:ze and Rom:nja, are central actors for social change. They act as an advocate for the minority, set impulses for education which is critical of racism and bring in the perspectives of these groups in Germany. In their work, however, they are confronted with racism as well as challenges and barriers in carrying out their function.

How can these self-organizations be strengthened in their work and in their social acceptance? Within the framework of a joint, structured dialogue, we would like to discuss funding needs and funding opportunities at the beginning of the second funding phase in order to align subsequent calls for proposals as closely as possible with the needs of the actors in the field. 

Further information will be available here soon. Would you like us to inform you about the further process? Then write to us at: .

Would you like more information about the funding program “Education Agenda National Socialist Injustice” or do you need advice? Please look for our advisory services via social media Social Media or contact us directly at

If you have any specific questions about a call for applications, you will find a contact in the respective calls. We also offer consultations, the dates are also indicated directly in the calls for applications.

Further calls for applications are expected to be launched in the fall of 2022.

We look forward to your project applications!

What are the funding priorities of the program “Education Agenda NS-Injustice”?

We support projects in the funding areas:

  • "Education in cultural spaces",
  • "Education in digital learning spaces",
  • "Transfer",
  • "Europe".

Calls for project applications are published on an individual, thematic, regional, or target group specific basis.


Projects should:

  • not have started yet,
  • have a limited time span,
  • have secured overall funding.

The list of all projects already supported as part of the program “Education Agenda NS-injustice” can be found here.

What we do not fund?

  • projects that do not overlap in terms of content with our areas of funding,
  • commercial projects,
  • projects, which are exclusively requesting funding for publication (funding for printing costs), or
  • building/construction activities (such as the installation of memorial plaques or commemorative “stumbling blocks” known as Stolpersteine) or renovations.

How is a decision made regarding funding?

The decision on funding is made by the advisory board of the education agenda.

The vote of the advisory board is submitted to the foundation's board of trustees for approval. 

The advisory board consists of 8 members: the chairperson of the board of trustees of the Foundation EVZ, one member appointed by the Federal Ministry of Finance and six members appointed by the board of trustees of the Foundation EVZ.

Where do we publish our calls for project applications?

We publish all calls on our website and on our social media channels.


Are there specific requirements regarding regional focus areas?

Yes. The calls in the funding priority "Education in cultural spaces, "Education in digital learning spaces," and "Transfer" are aimed at organizations in Germany. Projects should as a rule take place in Germany. In rare  cases, cooperations with project partners from other countries can be funded. This option is specified in the individual calls.

The calls in the funding priority“Europe” aredirected to projects in countries of the European Council and Israel, whereby at least one partner should be based  in Germany. 

Who can submit an application?

Only legal entities, such as registered associations, can submit an application. Private individuals are prohibited from doing so.


In which language can applications be submitted?

The applications can be submitted in German or English. The reports can also be submitted in English. The official documents such as approval letters are issued in German. If necessary, an English translation can be provided. Templates, for example for reporting, can be provided in English.


Are applicants required to contribute their own funds to a project?

We encourage the contribution of your own funds, but this is not mandatory.


What currency do applicants need to use in their budget?

Please calculate your budget in Euro. This is also necessary if you are planning on using other currencies in your project. 


What costs can be funded?

The personnel and material costs as well as up to 10% of administrative costs can be funded. The costs must be broken down into individual items in the application. Scholarships and regranting projects can also be financed in individual programs. This is also specified in the individual calls. The costs of the applicant organization and by participating partner organizations are eligible for funding. The distribution of funds between partner organizations should reflect  the distribution of tasks in the project.


Is there a minimum or maximum funding amount?

The minimum application amount is 250,000 Euros. A maximum application amount is not defined. The degree of experience and capacity of the applicant organization and the cooperation partners should be taken into account in the calculation.


Are there any special requirements for funding in the “Education Agenda NS-Injustice”?

The EVZ Foundation supports projects of the program “Education Agenda NS-injustice” via funding  by the German Federal Ministry of Finance. The controlling of these funds is subject to federal regulations and can therefore differ from other EVZ programs . The funding must be used in accordance with the General Ancillary Provisions on Grants for the Promotion of Projects (ANBest-P). Previous experience with this kind of funding on the part of the applicants would be favorable. 


How to report to the foundation?

The  projects selected for funding must report to the EVZ Foundation in the form of interim and final reports (proof of use), depending on the duration of the project. The reports (proof of use) consist of a text l and a financial report. You will receive templates and explanations for filling them out together with the project approval.


Any additional questions?

If you have additional questions, please write to us at , if you have any questions regarding specific calls, please write to the contact address indicated  in the call.