Conditions of participation
Terms and conditions for entry
Before your project can be entered in to the competition, the RBSG and dfi will assess your entry to determine whether it is complete and fulfills four formal criteria. Those are:
1) Proof of recognition as a not-for-profit organization for tax purposes
One of the partners must provide proof of recognition as a not-for-profit organization for tax purposes. This partner must submit the entry. All partners must play an active part in the project, although the workload may be allocated unequally. It is important that the project itself is of benefit to the community (we do not found projects with for-profit ambitions).
2) Involvement of three partners
The project must be carried out by a partner from Germany, another from France and a third from another EU member state. The inclusion of further partners, also from outside the EU, is possible.
The underlying aim of the ideas competition is that groups in Europe work together and profit from one another. This international cooperation should benefit the project and those involved in it. For this reason, the focus is on exchange.
4) Project start and duration
Starting date and duration of the projects is not stipulated and can be defined individually by the project teams. However the project launch has to respect certain deadlines as we need time to assess all entries and we can't fund current or completed projects.
Closing date for the next roud of entries: probably October 1st 2018
Further conditions of entry:
Attendance at a seminar
The dfi is regularly organizing seminars and will invite representatives of the funded projects. Attendance at one of the seminars is compulsory. The dfi will pay the costs for travel, accommodation and living expenses for one person of each partner institution attending the seminar.
Appropriation of funds
The funding must be used for activities relating to international cooperation (e.g. exchange visits, joint events and publicity). The highest possible award is € 5000. A budget and cost plan must be submitted with each application.
Costs already incurred cannot be considered (no funding for current or completed projects)
Special information for schools
The competition is open to schools, teachers and groups of students in Germany and France who intend to realize a voluntary project with partners from France / Germany and one other country. The project work should be completed mainly outside regular school hours and the project should consist of more than just an exchange plan.