The German Government established the German Program for Transatlantic Encounters to be financed from the ERP Special Fund provided by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) in 1997. Its purpose is to keep the memory of George C. Marshall alive and foster transatlantic partnership in line with his wishes.
Financial support is given to German-American cultural, educational, scientific and business projects seeking to encourage "human encounters."
In particular, the projects should be aimed at:
- projecting a comprehensive picture of Germany, of German culture, and of the German language;
- promoting contacts, primarily between young people, multipliers, and junior management;
- exchanging views on topics of current and future interest;
- strengthening cooperation in the business sector.
The measures are intended to give new stimulus to the transatlantic relationship. They should be innovative and help to influence public opinion.
Funding applications are accepted twice a year: before February 1 and before August 1.
For full details on the German Program for Transatlantic Encounters and application procedure, download the following PDF.