The 'Middle East Quick-Starter Package I' is aimed at German municipalities and municipal companies that already have a municipal or project partnership with host municipalities of Syrian refugees in the Middle East region or intend to establish a new project partnership.
The objective of the quick-starter package is to encourage the commitment of German municipalities with host communities of Syrian refugees in the Middle East. Partnerships between German municipalities and host communities in the region are vital for this.
The package focuses on on establishing and intensifying bilateral project partnerships. In project partnerships, municipalities from Germany and partner countries, develop project ideas about core municipal themes and sustainable development and then implement them jointly.
Call for Proposals 2018
German municipal administrations and companies, municipal policy bodies and municipal associations and district administrations are all eligible to apply. The only projects eligible for grants are those which concern municipal development policy. Municipal development policy is defined as the sum of resources and measures employed or undertaken by municipalities in order to promote global sustainable development in partner municipalities in developing countries.
Projects can be applied for on an ongoing basis. The maximum term is 12 months. The measures must be implemented throughout the year. The size of the grant must be between 10.000 and 50.000 Euros. The grant is granted as full financing. Funding through the 'Middle East Quick-Starter Package I' is subject to the availability of budgetary resources.
For further information, please refer to the announcement of the Middle East Quick-Starter Package I: