CfA: Youth Projects in SEE
- Social Day 2006
Call for proposals
for youth projects in South East Europe
January 19, 2006
Call for proposals for youth projects in South-East Europe
Appendix I: Application document
1. Introduction of the initiators
Schüler Helfen Leben e.V.
Schüler Helfen Leben e.V. is a charitable organization from Germany, which
youth projects in SouthEast Europe reconciliation and freedom in the whole
current balance is: 13 million Euros donated and more than a hundred
Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Romania. SHL
is an independent initiative, which provides quick and non-bureaucratic
help by young people to young people.
Aktion Tagwerk e.V./ Tagwerk Foundation
Aktion Tagwerk (AT) was founded in 2003 and works closely together with the
childrens charity Human Help Network in Mainz. AT doesnt pursue any
profit goals whatsoever, but aims to help and support children and young
people in need. Public political development projects can also be promoted
as part of this work. The projects, which are supported by donations, can
be realised in various project countries. Africa is currently a main focus
for the projects which AT supports, and for many years AT has been
supporting projects running in Rwanda, Burundi and Angola. Another
important focus of AT is the strengthening and promotion of school
partnerships between different countries.
Further information: http://www.aktion-tagwerk.de
Action: Social Day 2006
In summer 2006 SHL is going to ask pupils throughout Germany to participate in
the Social Day. The idea of this day is simple: The pupils will not go to
school for one day, they will work in a bakery, in their neighborhood, for
relatives or friends and they will donate their earned salary to SHL and
AT. In order not to limit the participation of these young people to the
one day-action the selection and monitoring of project partners will be
partly put in their hands as well.
Further information: http://www.sozialer-tag.de
2. Aims of the call
For the year 2006 we are still looking for non profit organizations, which
are going to use part of the donations for project implementation in South
East Europe. Considering the nature of project it is important for us,
that the partner focuses on direct support of children and/ or young people
and is according to the following criteria:
3. Priorities during the project selection
The project should address children, youth and/or students
Following countries in South-East Europe: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Serbia and Montenegro, UNMIK Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania,
The project should enable access for young people to education, a positive
upbringing and care/guidance.
The projects should:
· be open to all young people, independent of sex, beliefs, nationality,
economic situation and social grouping.
· Impart the capabilities and the knowledge needed for young people to
be able to grow into responsibly mature, critical-thinking citizens of a
democratic state and to allow them to be financially independent.
We put great value on the direct participation of young people in the
project country as well as in Germany. Therefore, before the trip, the
young people should be involved in planning, so that the project is
perfectly tailored to the particular needs of the region. It is also
important that the project can be guaranteed to have a positive feedback
effect on Germany too. An important goal is to stir up young Germans
interest in the situation of their age group abroad, and to further their
understanding of the particular region. Through talks and informative
materials the pupils are also informed in full about their chosen project.
4. Formal selection criteria
The project must be designed by an organization that already works in South
Europe. It must be registered as a charitable organization in its own country.
The financing plan and the project application must be filled in correctly
and balanced, and
it must be a non profit project.
5. Selection procedure
There will be a two-level selection procedure for projects in Africa and in
All complete applications that arrive at SHL before the deadline will be
checked by the
board of the organization. The applicant must be aware already in the pre
selection process SHL will need a reliable contact partner in order to
discuss project-related questions. SHL may ask for a texts or pictures in
order to advertise applicants organization and project. These materials
should be free of charge.
SHL and AT will take a selection of all the received applications to set
before the School Pupil Jury for their final choice.
5.2. The Pupils Choice
The projects, which enter the narrower circle, will be introduced to the
pupils taking part in
the Social Day. They will make a definite decision about the project they
are going to
support. The partner organisation is responsible for making sure that the
participants of the Social Day are informed about the progress of the
project during the entire promotion-phase.
6. Financial conditions
The necessary resources should lie between 25,000 and 250,000. With a
budget higher than 100,000 we see value in the participation of a known
charitable partner organisation. The work, as well as materials and
personal costs, are supported, as long as they are necessary for transfer
to the project country. The project should be financed by other sponsors,
but this is by no means a condition. The financial plan should be drawn up
in Euros. The cost projection must be balanced and detailed enough, that
the project comes across as recognisable, comprehensible and testable.
6.2 Duration of support
The maximum duration for a project supported by the SHL-Social Day is
definitely 3 years.
The project shall commence between August 2006 and January 2007.
6.3 Legitimacy of the applicant
All non-profit organizations, whose work corresponds to the aims of SHL and
the right to apply.
6.4 Contract and financing
If the decision about the financing is positive, the applicant will get a
explicitly stating rights and obligations in the collaboration with SHL.
The following payment agreement will provide after the project arrangement
based payment structure.
The applicant has to submit regularly interim reports on the project
implementation. The final report has to be submitted at the end of the
funding period. More detailed matters are regulated by the cooperation
7. Deployment of volunteers
In order to strengthen the link between the projects abroad and the pupils
active in Germany, SHL e.V. sends young German volunteers to several of its
international projects. We would like to increase the number of voluntary
places and we would welcome it, if your project was a suitable destination
for German volunteers. If this is the case, then please describe the
voluntary position to us in the form of a job description. Promotional
activity should take up about 25% of the project: The preparation of
information for German pupils (newsletters, web-posting, reports from
personal experience, possible visiting programmes etc.). SHL takes on the
legal processes and the funding requests for the voluntary positions after
The applications have to be drawn up in German as described in annex 1.
Only complete, fully documented, signed and dated applications will be
accepted. An application is considered complete, when the following
documents are attached:
· An official, signed and dated letter of intention
· Statute of the applicant organization/ association,
(evidence on registration) and a statement about its charitable status and
activities benefiting the community.
· Proof of service to the public
· Reports of the latest activities
· Annual financial report of the last two financial years and
further administrative or balance documents
· If appropriate a guarantee letter of a project partner who
participates in the project and a report about current activities of that
Please send these documents in double copies. The applications sent via fax
or E Mail will
be considered, if SHL receives a paper version before the deadline.
The deadline for applications is: March 15th 2006 (stamp)
Please send your documents to
Schüler Helfen Leben (SHL)
or by e-mail
For further information, please call:
We will be glad to hear about your ideas!