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The CrossCulture Programme (CCP) enables professionals and committed volunteers to think outside of the cultural box! Through occupational stays abroad, the programme enables and promotes actors from the cultural, educational, scientific, artistic and medial sectors to work together. The goal of the CrossCulture Programme is to strengthen lasting civil society networks between Germany and countries across the globe. The programme was launched in 2005 and now counts over 750 alumni to its ever-growing network.
With the CCP Fellowships, the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 100 professionals and committed volunteers from about 40 countries each year. During two to three months of practical training in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. In turn, the host organisations benefit from the expertise, regional knowledge and networks of the CCP fellows. The participants then bring their experiences gained abroad into their everyday working life when they return to their home organisation.
Whom is the programme designed for?
Fellowships are principally awarded to people working in one of the following fields:
- Politics and society
- Media and culture
- Human rights and peace building
- Sustainable development
In addition, from 2019 to 2023 the following key issues will be the focus for those interested in applying for compatible host organisations:
- Civic and citizenship education
- Digital civil society
Civic and citizenship education provides both young people and adults with the knowledge and skills that enable them to shape society. Against the background of current challenges such as populism, fake news and hate speech, non-formal political education, especially in connection with digital media, is gaining in importance for an active and democratically organised civil society. People working in civic and citizenship education and pursuing goals in the fields of work listed above will be supported with these key issues.
All information about the application process and requirements can be found here.