Dresden (dpa / sn) - Saxony is focusing its democracy promotion more on rural areas. The Ministry of Social Affairs announced on Thursday that 63 projects will be funded via the "Cosmopolitan Saxony" program this year and next. The department of Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) is also responsible for social cohesion.
In addition, five topic-specific nationwide networks and 13 regional networks that work against racism and for the strengthening of basic democratic values would be funded, it said. Furthermore, small projects up to 10,000 euros and educational trips with a political and historical background can be applied for. In total, the state program has a total of almost 9.4 million euros in each of the two budget years. That is 1.9 million euros more than last year.