Projects in domestic development-education work can be assisted by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation, if they meet the following requirements: 

- They advance development education work, cultural activities/public relations in Austria.
- They are proposed by legal entities,
- They meet the substantive and formal criteria for funding from Austrian Development Cooperation,
- They meet the funding criteria of the ADA Strategy for Development Communication and Education in Austria,
- They are cofinanced by the partner with a contribution of at least 10 per cent.

The maximum project term amounts to three years. The minimum application amount for funding is EUR 20,000.

Substantive focus:

Eligible for funding are projects that address fundamental issues in world developments and related global Austrian thematic networks and are primarily directed at policy and economic decision-makers and multipliers in all socially relevant sectors and at the general public.

The projects take their lead from the priority themes of the current Three-Year Programme on Austrian development policy, which cites education, peacekeeping, human rights, migration, water/energy and food security and also private sector & development as key issues. Also relevant are the cross-cutting themes of environmental & climate protection and gender equity and the projects take the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a basic frame of reference.

Precedence is attached to funding projects that are carried out in cooperation with partners outside the development-policy sector - especially networking initiatives to mobilise the participation of many/diverse stakeholders and appeal to young people in particular.


The funding application is submitted in the first half of every year.

As of 2019, there is only one submission date a year in development communication and education in Austria. The intention is to notify applicants of the funding decision as quickly as possible, no later than mid-October of the respective calendar year, to afford the project executing agencies planning certainty at an early stage.

The funding requests must be submitted on time before project start. As far as possible, applicants will be notified of the funding decision in mid-October.

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) cooperates with the project partners in several steps.

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