1. Paradigmatic relevance:
can the Freudenberg Foundation, with the help of this project, show in an exemplary manner what it wants to achieve as a whole in related thematic fields?
2. Immediate effect:
does the project have particularly high practical utility for the people involved, and can the Foundation and its partners learn meaningful lessons from it?
3. Innovation potential:
does the project provide a pioneering response to an innovatory deficit on the part of governmental/bureaucratic and civil-societal action, and will it get a hearing in the relevant societal environment?
4. Unusual perspectives:
are future opportunities being trialed in a special manner here, and does the pilot project therefore contain a particular potential for progressing the operations of the Foundation and its network?
does the project stand in an appropriate relationship to the Foundation’s possibilities of action with respect to personnel and finances? Does it have a chance of permanent anchoring and/or dissemination?
can the Foundation achieve relatively meaningful results for a relatively low outlay?
does the project deploy human and natural resources to particularly viable and progress-enhancing effect?
8. A home for committed parties:
does the project offer an open home for committed parties: front-line practitioners, administrators, civil societal and academic protagonists, in the thematic environment involved?
are the persons actively involved so inspiring, competent and principled that the project should be launched or continued for their sake?
10. Costs of withdrawing support:
would the project’s premature termination or cuts in its budget have particularly adverse consequences for all parties involved?