APPEAR funds well-designed collaborative and innovative projects, responding to the identified needs and demands in the addressed countries and the participating institutions in particular. The participatory approach of APPEAR means that project proposals should be planned and worked out jointly by the proposing partners of the main cooperating institutions.

Current projects

A detailed description of all current projects including updates with regard to their recent activities such as publications, conference participations, events, etc. can be found in current projects.

Preparatory Funding

The objective of the Preparatory Funding is to provide the opportunity to elaborate a realistic and effective project proposal, based on the demands and needs of the institution(s) in the addressed country(ies).

The main focus of Preparatory Funding lies in the support of institutions with not yet established links to each other. In this initial phase the future partner institutions assess each other’s respective institutional and social environments (management structures, objectives, activities, methodologies, etc.) and jointly design the project proposal.

The last Preparatory Fundings - for the current programme period until 2020 - were selected in September 2016 and implemented until January 2017.

All completed Preparatory Fundings can be found on the international cooperation database and in completed Preparatory Fundings.