International Exchanges - Guidelines

Why Israel?


Owing to Germany's particular historical obligation to the people of Israel, both Israel and North Rhine-Westphalia deem the exchange and interaction of young people from these two countries extremely important.


Here, for your information, you will find a list of some of the most important questions and answers: 


How is the programme funded?
Every year the state of North Rhine-Westphalia puts aside € 2m.  


What projects are being funded?

Projects include, most notably:

  • Youth exchanges
  • Professional exchanges
  • Certain individual projects
  • Visits to memorials

Is there an upper limit to the funding available?

Up to 70 per cent of costs incurred will be covered.
Which organisations are eligible?
Independent youth welfare service organisations
Are there possible exceptions to the above rules?

Final decisions regarding exceptions to the rules are taken by the North Rhine-Westphalia Youth Ministry
Where can applications be submitted?
To the relevant Regional Council (Landschaftsverband)

  • Landschaftsverband Rheinland, 50663 Cologne
    Wilhelm Imgrund -
    Telephone: 0221 809-6233
    Telefax: 0221 809-6226

  • Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe, 48133 Münster
    Andrea Becker -
    Telephone: 0049 251 591-3609
    Telefax: 0049 251 591-6822

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