Time Schedule and Procedure of the Project Call

Time Schedule of the Project Call

Start of the call for projects

18 May 2015

Deadline for project applications (at the latest)

18 October 2015

Start of crowdfunding-phase (at the latest)

05 November 2015

Awarding of the chance for a “doubling donation” for projects selected by the jury

03 December 2015

Deadline of crowdfunding-phase (at the latest)

15 January 2016

Start of the project implementation-phase

16 January 2016

Deadline for the final reports of the funded projects

16 December 2016

Procedure of the CALL4Europe

Submission-phase for projects

To participate in the call, interested projects need to be submitted from 18 May 2015 until 18 October (at the latest) on the crowdfunding platform www.respekt.net and the submission has to be finalized according to the <media 2278 _blank - "TEXT, Respekt net-terms and conditions of use, Respekt_net-terms_and_conditions_of_use.pdf, 184 KB">terms of use of the crowdfunding platform Respekt.net</media> and the conditions of participation of the “CALL4Europe”

During the submission-phase the projects have the status “under formulation”. They can be changed up to the date of the request for a project check and are not yet activated for the crowdfunding-phase. In the formulation-phase the projects are in contact with the CALL4Europe-Scout (CALL4Europe(at)respekt.net). The Scout checks whether the conditions of participation and the conditions of use of the platform are fulfilled and gives feedback on the submission. Once the project description is finalized, a project can request the project check for the crowdfunding-phase in the area “status” and send the necessary documents to CALL4Europe(at)respekt.net. From this moment on the project can be promoted and can already collect “fans”

How do I submit a project on Respekt.net?


Crowdfunding-phase and awarding of the doubling donation

All accepted projects must start the crowdfunding-phase no later than 05 November 2015. The projects then have time until 15 January 2016 to reach their target budget. During the crowdfunding-phase all projects need to mobilize their networks and communicate on a broad public basis in order to reach enough donators in the crowd.

One month after the start of the crowdfunding-phase, on 03 December 2015, the jury will decide which projects are awarded with the “doubling donation”. Criteria which are taken into account are the compliance with the thematic frame of the call as well as the crowdfunding performance of the first four weeks (see also decision criteria). Projects that receive a doubling donation only need to collect 50% of the necessary means on their own. All other projects have to accomplish the whole funding themselves during the crowdfunding-phase. Projects, which are not successful, drop out according to the “all or nothing”-rule of www.respekt.net. The project budget cannot be changed anymore during the crowdfunding-phase.

For projects which receive a doubling donation by the jury’s decision, special rules apply for the financing of the remaining 50% share. These funds have to be collected via the crowd and not via public sponsors or wealthy individual sponsors, at least two thirds of it. Also, the project initiators themselves are not allowed to contribute more than one third of the missing funds (being max. 16.6% of the total amount). All donations for the 50% share have to be collected on the crowdfunding platform www.respekt.net. No anonymous donations are accepted.

Implementation-phase and finalization of project

Projects successfully funded under the project call have to start their implementation within a period of one month after the notification of their funding or on 16 January 2016 at the latest. In the subsequent implementation-phase the project has to be realized and the funds collected via www.respekt.net have to be used according to the designation.

The final project report has to be uploaded in English on the crowdfunding platform and sent via E-mail to projekte@respekt.net by 16 December 2016 at the latest. Projects from Austria, Germany and German-speaking Switzerland additionally have to provide and upload a final report in German.