Invitation to contribute to a France/New-Zealand friendship fund project
To mark the centenary of the First World War the France/New-Zealand friendship fund has launched a call for projects.
The France/New-Zealand friendship Fund
The Friendship Fund was set up in 1991 following an agreement between the French and New-Zealand governments, with the aim of promoting friendship between the citizens of the two countries. Its purpose is to create and develop a strong and long-lasting relationship between France and New-Zealand.
In an effort to achieve this, the Fund offers financial assistance to projects contributing to the establishment of a long-lasting bond, to mutual understanding and friendship between the citizens of the two countries, notably among the younger generations.
The projects may concern any aspect of life be it cultural, artistic, sporting, educational or historical (but not just these fields). What is most important in what the project seeks to promote is the constructive nature of the exchange between the two countries.
The call for projects for the Centenary
Between 2014 and 2018, France and New-Zealand will be commemorating the Centenary of the Great War. With this in mind, the France/New-Zealand friendship Fund will be launching an appeal for projects on the theme of the centenary of the First World War. As it will be the first time that a generation will be celebrating the Great War without there being any veterans, and to help the youngest understand the collective experience that the Great War represented, its uniqueness and its influence up to the modern-day on the two countries, the Fund will focus particularly on the educational and pedagogical emphasis of the projects presented.
A sum of 50,000 euros will be devoted to these projects which must be submitted before 31 March 2013. They will then be selected when the Executive Committee of the Friendship Fund meets in June 2013. To respond to this appeal for projects please visit www.nz-franceff.com/apply-now.html.