DVV International finances a large part of its project work with grants from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Within the framework of the so-called "Social Structure Funding (SSF)", the ministry supports civil society organisations that provide basic social security services in Germany, for example in health care, care for the elderly, disaster prevention, in the field of cooperatives or, as in the case of DVV, in youth and adult education.
In their paper, the organisations active in social structure promotion emphasise that these social networks represent central anchors of stability, especially in a time of increasing insecurity, which hold our society together and counteract fragmentation. They thus form an indispensable element of subsidiarity and social security, based on people's needs and problems. Making use of this experience in the work with partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe is a core concern of the SSF. The signatories are committed to an objective that aims to build sustainable structures beyond limited individual measures and, to this end, also exert influence on government action and legislation together with the partners. These concerns need staying power and therefore require long-term and reliable funding.
Read the entire position paper in German here.