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Projects in the area of crisis prevention, stabilisation and post-conflict peacebuilding supported by the Federal Foreign Office

The Federal Foreign Office supports projects and measures by German and international NGOs that seek to manage current conflicts, prevent potential conflicts and stabilise the situation following a conflict. Contributions by civil society to international peace efforts and peacekeeping missions by international organisations, such as the UN and its regional organisations or specialised agencies, are also eligible to receive support. The following information is intended as an introduction to applying for and implementing projects.

Amongst other things, projects and measures relating to conflicts and crises can be supported in the following areas:

  • Reconciliation following armed conflicts, transitional justice, post-conflict peacebuilding
  • Peace mediation, national dialogues
  • Strengthening political participation and inclusion
  • Strengthening civil society engagement
  • Promoting the rule of law, judicial cooperation
  • Promoting social pluralism
  • Security sector reform
  • Electoral assistance, education work, promoting political participation, the work of independent media and supporting constitutional organs
  • Promoting inclusion with respect to gender and minority considerations.

Division S09 at the Federal Foreign Office is responsible for humanitarian assistance projects. For projects with a primarily human rights focus, please contact Division OR 06. Projects dealing with culture, cultural preservation, media and scholarships must be submitted to Directorate-General 6.

Development policy measures are not supported with funds from Directorate-General S. Such measures are typically of a long term nature and are geared towards sustainability. The Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development enjoy a constant close dialogue in order to avoid any overlap with development cooperation projects.

No projects and measures are financed that already receive funding from other federal authorities out of public budget funds. In exceptional cases, however, applicants may receive support from more than one federal authority if the same measure serves different development policy aims.

Purely academic projects (studies, seminars, conferences, etc.) are not supported unless they are geared towards a specific requirement for political advice, the development of conflict resolution models or the training of civilian peace personnel, or if they represent per se a dialogue measure between conflict parties.

Various thematic and regional budget items are available at the Federal Foreign Office for the project funding referred to above.

If your project primarily supports democratisation processes, then please use the following form:

Application for an allocation for the support of projects implemented by international and non-governmental organizations to advance and further democracy (doc, 90 KB)

Please complete the following form for projects with a clear focus on crisis prevention, stabilisation and post-conflict peacebuilding worldwide: 

Application for an allocation for the support of crises prevention, stabilization and post-conflict reconstruction projects implemented by international and non-governmental organizations (doc, 89 KB)

Please complete the following form for projects with a clear focus on crisis prevention, stabilisation and post-conflict peacebuilding in Afghanistan

Application for an allocation for the support of crises prevention, stabilization and post-conflict reconstruction projects implemented by international and non-governmental organizations (doc, 89 KB)

Please complete the following form for projects in the context of transformation partnerships (especially North Africa/the Middle East): 

Application for an allocation for the support of crises prevention, stabilization and post-conflict reconstruction projects implemented by international and non-governmental organizations (doc, 89 KB)

You can download a sample budget here: Sample Budget (xls, 84 KB)

Download information regarding support here: Principles (PDF, 245 KB)


Click here for legal principles of the Federal Foreign Office’s project funding:


The Federal Foreign Office works with partners when allocating funds. You will find details regarding their programmes here:


We have summarised the most important information for applicants here:

Information sheet for Federal Foreign Office project funding: 

Technical information about project funding, Federal Foreign Office, Division S03 (PDF, 263 KB)


Last updated 19.01.2017

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