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Federal Foreign Office Support for crisis prevention, Stabilisation and post-conflict peacebuilding

04.12.2017 - Article

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.

Wherever possible, far-sighted policies must ensure that crises do not break out in the first place. Channels of communication can be kept open in conflict situations through mediation and diplomatic endeavours. After a ceasefire, a peace dividend must be achieved quickly. This peace dividend must be tangible for people in crisis-hit areas and thus create faith in political progress beyond the zero-sum game of violence.

Statement by Foreign Minister Gabriel on the Adoption of the German Government's Guidelines on crisis prevention, conflict managemtn and peacebuilding on 14th June 2017.


The Federal Foreign Office funds measures to support crisis prevention, conflict management, stabilisation and peacebuilding worldwide from various budget items. Funding concepts for individual areas flesh out the support that is available. Binding application forms and the binding financial plan are available below. A clear and concise logframe is an application requirement. Instructions for completing logframes can be found here: 

Instructions for completing logframes 


Please refer to the funding concept below and complete the following form for projects with a general focus on crisis prevention, stabilisation and post-conflict peacebuilding worldwide:
Funding concept for crisis prevention and stabilisation

Download Application

Please use the binding sample financial plan: 

Sample financial plan


If your project primarily supports democratisation processes, then please refer to the funding concept below and complete the following form:
Funding concept for democracy-building aid

Application for funding for individual projects run by NGOs in the sphere of democracy-building aid

Please use the binding sample financial plan: 

Sample financial plan

Please refer to the funding concept below and complete the following form for projects 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 Funding concept for Afghanistan
Application for funding for individual projects on crisis prevention, stabilisation or post-conflict peacebuilding run by international organisations or NGOs

Please use the binding sample financial plan: 
Sample financial plan

Please refer to the funding concept below and complete the following form for projects in the context of transformation partnerships (especially North Africa/Middle East):

Funding Concept for Transformation partnerships

Download Application
Please use the binding sample financial plan: 
Sample financial plan

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

  • Federal Budget Code: www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bho/
  • Administrative Regulations pertaining to the Federal Budget Code: www.verwaltungsvorschriften-im-internet.de
  • General Auxiliary Conditions for Grants for the Promotion of Projects (ANBest P only German)
  • Special Auxiliary Provisions of the Federal Foreign Office on the Award of Grants (BNBest AA) in accordance with No. 15.2 of the Provisional Administrative Regulations on Article 44 of the Federal Budget Code (BHO)

The Federal Foreign Office works with partners when allocating funds. You will find details regarding their programmes here:
•    ifa zivik programme: www.ifa.de/zivik.html
•    Federal Office of Administration: www.bva.bund.de


Last updated on 18 September 2017


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