What is not eligible for funding?
There are certain content-related, formal and organisational factors that make projects ineligible for funding. Security advice also plays a role, meaning that youth group exchanges are not possible in all countries.
Content-related factors that render projects ineligible for funding are:
- projects that serve to provide religious instruction, teaching of faith or instruction in a particular ideology
- projects or project partners whose values do not respect the diversity of human lifestyles and beliefs
- commercial exchange projects
- projects that are not primarily intended to promote exchange and dialogue
Formal and organisational factors that render projects ineligible for funding are:
- projects by governmental organisations
- organisations that fail the assessment undertaken by Engagement Global’s “Central Programme Service” (ZPS), i.e. that cannot prove their credit worthiness or non-profit nature
- organisations that are too small to conduct an exchange due to inadequate financial, administrative and organisational resources
In the last two cases, the organisations can adopt a “piggybacking” approach, i.e. they sign a cooperation agreement with a larger organisation, which then submits the application to Engagement Global on the smaller organisation’s behalf. The organisation that submits the application is responsible for the financial administration of the project.