The 'Middle East Quick-Starter Package II' addresses German municipal administrations and enterprises, municipal decision-making bodies as well as municipal associations and district administrations that have already initiated or established a partnership with a municipality hosting Syrian refugees or with a host-municipality association in the Middle East.
The 'Middle East Quick-Starter Package II' aims to support and strengthen the development engagement of German municipalities in municipalities hosting Syrian refugees in the Middle East. In project partnerships, municipalities from Germany and the partner countries develop project ideas on core municipal themes and sustainable development, and then implement them jointly in a partnership of equals.
The host municipalities are to be supported in improving basic public services for the benefit of both the local population and the refugees. The objective is to boost development engagement in both municipalities and to support networking between the relevant actors.
Call for Proposals 2018
In 2018, German municipalities, their municipal companies and municipal associations will for the first time be able to apply for financial support as part of the 'Fast Start Package II Middle East' for the expansion of a project partnership and the implementation of a partnership project with host municipalities for Syrian refugees in the Middle East region. The financial support is provided through Engagement Global and its Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) on behalf of and with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Projects can be applied for on an ongoing basis. The maximum term can be up to 3 years. The amount of the grant is to be between 50.000 and 250.000 Euros. The grant can be fully financed up to an amount of 250.000 Euros. Detailed information can be found in the announcement. Funding is subject to the availability of budgetary resources.
For further information, please refer to the announcement of the Middle East Quick-Starter Package II: