Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the criteria for the Arvand Prize application?

Any person or organisation that has contributed to the enhancement of mutual understanding between Europeans and Iranians and meets the criteria set out on this page can submit an application for the Arvand Prize.

Applications for the next award will be open in autumn 2022. Please note that there may be a delay in the application process this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For further information, please see

2. Is it possible to become a member of EUIRANC?

EUIRANC is not a membership based organisation. Sponsorship is possible. If you are interested, please contact us at

3. Where does EUIRANC obtain its funding from?

As a nonpartisan and independent organisation, EUIRANC is funded by the European-Iranian community and selected European foundations representing our goals and values. EUIRANC does not receive nor accept funds from any government (for the avoidance of doubt, this includes the Iranian government and state-oriented organisations).

EUIRANC only accepts governmental funds for two projects:
i) the annual Culture Weekend event (funds from the German government and State of Berlin are accepted only), and
ii) medical equipment donations (by the German Ministry of Health only).

This is why every donation from the European-Iranian community makes a significant difference to us – it makes our day to day business possible. It allows us to function and make our cultural and humanitarian work happen.

4. Does EUIRANC accept applications for internships?

Yes. The organisation is currently accepting applications. For further information, please contact us at