Support to international mediation
The Political Department in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs grants on an annual basis discretionary subsidies to internationally active organisations to support their mediation activities and to strengthen the mediation related capacity building.
As there are no specific deadlines for applications, subsidies can be granted throughout the year within the available appropriations.
Applications are assessed and funding is granted on the basis of how big the project’s impact is expected to be and how suitable the activity in question is seen to be for Finland’s foreign policy goals in conflict resolution and mediation. The organisation’s former role in conflict resolution and mediation also influence the evaluation.
In line with Finland’s objectives, special emphasis in conflict resolution attempts is placed on local ownership and skills, women’s participation in peace processes, civil society’s role in peace work and dialogue between religions.