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.
We support projects aiming at bringing about changes for the environment of young people. How can young people strengthen their local activities? How do they bring about effective changes for their neighbourhood and societies?
The encounters should focus on projects with political, historical topics, German-Ukrainian relations, human rights or e.g. ecological topics. We also appreciate creative ways of expression, such as multi-media, music or theatre projects, films, websites, apps or networking meetings. Encounters of young artists, athletes, or other occupational groups can also be supported.
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. German-Ukrainian youth encounters may take place either in Germany and/or the Ukraine. Trinational encounters may take place in Germany and the Ukraine and in Russia.
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.)
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The program "Meet up! German-Ukrainian youth encounters " is financed in 2017 by the Federal Foreign Office and the Robert Bosch Foundation.