German municipalities and their partners from Jordan, Lebanon or Turkey have, since 2017, for the first time been able to apply for financial assistance for the establishing or intensification of their project partnerships. In such partnerships, project ideas are to be jointly developed into municipal core issues and sustainable developments and put into practice that are oriented towards the individual needs of the partner municipalities.
The financial support („Middle East Quick-Starter Package“) is provided by Engagement Global with its Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) on behalf of and using funds provided BMZ.
Projects can be requested 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.