Youth exchange: step by step
Our website and our funding guidelines contain all relevant information about the aims and objectives of weltwärts exchanges. If you are unsure whether your organisation or project fulfils the criteria, get in touch – we’ll be happy to advise you!
Set up a partnership
Do you already have a partner organisation in the Global South? Partner organisations must have non-profit status and their aims and activities should correspond to yours. A partnership is a prerequisite for receiving project funding.
Develop a project idea
Join forces with your partner to develop a concept for your planned youth group exchange. What does it aim to achieve? Decide together which of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) your development project should focus on.
Before you submit your project, your organisation needs to be evaluated and approved by Engagement Global. Amongst other things, your non-profit status and creditworthiness are assessed. Organisations that have already been approved by Engagement Global in connection with another programme undergo a shorter evaluation.
Submit your application
Please submit your application on time, both electronically and by mail, to Engagement Global. Any necessary amendments to the application can be done electronically. We are happy to advise you on the application process.
Wait for feedback
Your application is submitted for approval to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with a letter of opinion by Engagement Global. Should approval be granted, we issue what is known as a on-lending agreement – and you’re all set!