Data privacy statement


The author takes no responsibility for the timeliness, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The author is in no event liable for damages of any kind incurred or suffered as a result of the use or non-use of the information presented on this website or the use of defective or incomplete information unless the author has been acting deliberately or in a wantonly negligent manner. The contents of this website are subject to confirmation and not binding. The author expressly reserves the right to alter, amend or remove pages, whole and in part, without prior notice or to discontinue publication for a period of time or even completely.


In cases of direct and indirect references to third-party Internet pages or other documents on the Internet (hyperlinks) the author is not responsible for, the author can only be made liable if the author was aware of the content of the website or if it would have been reasonable and technically feasible to prevent the use of websites with illegal content. The author hereby explicitly states that, at the time of setting the link, there was no evidence of illegal content on the respective website. The author has no influence on the current or future design, the content or the copyright of the linked website. Therefore, the author dissociates him-/herself explicitly from all changes concerning the contents of linked pages that were made after the link was set.


The author of the website has the exclusive copyright to all published objects created by him-/herself. The reproduction or use of any such graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is prohibited without the author’s express consent.


On some pages you have the possibility to enter personal or business data (e. g. e-mail addresses, names, postal addresses, etc.). The disclosure of this data is voluntary. If technically feasible and where reasonable, all services offered can be used without disclosing personal information or by use of anonymised data or aliases. Exceptions are forms for ordering publications or other materials, registration forms for events or accreditation forms. Third parties are prohibited to send unsolicited information to mailing addresses, phone or fax numbers or e-mail addresses published on the imprint page or similar pages. We reserve the right to take legal action against anyone violating this prohibition by sending so-called spam.


If you send an e-mail to the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) we assume that the staff is authorised to reply by e-mail. If you do not wish to receive an e-mail, we kindly ask you to consider alternative ways of communication, for example regular mail.


Every access to the EUKI-website will be stored on the web server as a protocol file for a maximum of 24 hours. See 6.2 for the terms that apply to the data that is stored in the project selection phase.
The protocol file includes the following data:
• files accessed
• date and time of access
• volume of data transferred
• notice whether data was successfully accessed
• IP address of the user or provider
• Internet address of last Internet page visited (referrer)
• information about the programme recalling data (user agent)
The data saved are not used for statistical purposes. They will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

The EUKI uses Matomo (for more information, see section Cookies), in order to track visits to its website. Any data that are saved to the log file in this context are not merged with additional data that may be saved when accessing other services where the entry of personal data is required.


All personal and project related data that is requested in the project outline form will be stored at least until the end of each current selection process up to a maximum time of 5 years. This is necessary to provide the examination of the project outlines.
Only required Data is requested in the project outline form. All Data will be treated confidentially and we will only use them as permitted by data protection legislation, and for the purpose for which they were requested. If personal data (such as your name, address or e-mail address) need to be saved for a particular information service, your data will only be retained for the time period required to carry out the service or to fulfil the tasks of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in connection with the data that were collected.


You can access the website without accepting cookies. However cookies must be accepted in order to use every feature of the online project outline form.

The EUKI website uses Matomo, an open-source web analytics tool. Matomo uses cookies that enable it to track how visitors use our website. This function can be subsequently deactivated.

We use the information generated by the cookie exclusively to improve our website and the server. Your IP address is anonymised and cannot be traced back to you.

When you open a website, Matomo saves the following data for this action: the title of the page, search term (used by the visitor to find the site), search engines, URLs, number of pages visited, visitor’s location (country), provider, browser, operating system, screen resolution, browser plug-ins, visiting times, duration, page of entry, page of exit, downloads, and the website that directed you to our site.
The saved data are used exclusively for statistical purposes. They are not disclosed to third parties.


Pursuant to §§ 19 – 20 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), as a user of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety website you have the right to request information on the kind and volume of data stored during your visit at any time. On request, the information will be provided to you according to your interest concerning such information. This service is provided free of charge. Please contact the Data Protection Officer for the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
If you have further questions on data protection, the Federal Environment Ministry’s Data Protection Officer will assist you. Please contact the Data Protection Officer
Mr. Hans-Georg Stotzem
Phone: +49 (0)30 18 305-2124
E-mail: datenschutzbeauftragter(at)

You also have the right to file a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority. The responsible authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).


This disclaimer is part of the website linked to this page. If parts of this text or certain wordings are not, no longer or not completely in line with current legislation, it will not prejudice the rest of the document in terms of content or validity.


(Julia Lazarova, Ryszard Stelmachowicz, S_Razvodovskij, darkhriss, Matt Gibson)/

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