- Advice and assistance from the team as well as financial support
Over the past twelve years, one thing has become abundantly clear: to carry out projects, especially international projects, financial support is necessary. In addition to this, advice from the team has proved very useful. Help on communication with partners, assistance with PR and practical ideas on coping with language barriers were popular and contributed to successful project implementation.
- Network meetings as an opportunity to compare experiences and find new impulses
The programme placed great emphasis on the exchange of experiences. Regular seminars were held for representatives from the funded projects, prospective and former programme participants. Even though the projects were diverse, the participants had similar questions (financing activities, communication with partners, finding new participants …). They were all able to profit from the suggestions and discussions. In addition, they received input from the dfi and external speakers. For an uncomplicated way of making contacts between the seminars, a discussion platform was created in 2015 to provide a protected environment for information and discussions on activities.
- Visibility and recognition
There are many great Franco-German and European projects, but they often lack visibility. We supported the teams with their public relations and marketing. In addition, the programme had its own PR instruments, the project website, a newsletter and a Facebook page, giving the activities additional visibility.