Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Cross Culture Programme 2020 for Professionals in Germany

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LEVEL: Short Course
TYPE: Training
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: Specific countries
PLACE: Germany / Partner country
STATUS: Closed

The Cross Culture Programme (CCP) enables professionals and committed volunteers to think outside of the cultural box. Each year around 80 fellowship recipients from host organisations in Germany or in one of the over 35 partner countries gain experience in intercultural networks. 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 Cross Culture Programme is to strengthen lasting civil society networks between Germany and countries across the globe.

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.

Cross Culture Programme Details

  • Eligible Fields of Work: Policy and society, Media and culture, Human rights and peace, Sustainable development, Civic & citizenship education, Digital civil society.
  • Host Institutions: Practical training in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries.
  • Number of awards: Around 80.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 months.
  • Target group: Open to citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.

Cross Culture Programme Benefits

The program covers the following costs for fellowship recipients from abroad:

  • A monthly allowance of 550 euros
  • Round trip airfare
  • Accommodation
  • A monthly ticket for public transport within the place of residence
  • A refund of applicable visa fees
  • Health insurance.

ifa covers the following costs for scholarship recipients from Germany:

  • A monthly allowance of 1,100 euros
  • A refund of round trip airfare
  • A refund of applicable visa fees
  • Health insurance.

Cross Culture Programme Eligibility

To qualify for the Cross Culture Programme , candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must be between the ages of 23 and 45 at the time of the application.
  • Good written and spoken English skills.
  • At least two years of proven professional experience or volunteer work in a civil society organisation in the country of origin.
  • The applicant is in good health for a longer stay abroad.


  • The applicant has been and is socially engaged for the long-term.
  • The applicant can prove full-time experience in his or her field of work.
  • A collaboration with an organisation in the target country is in progress or planned.
  • The applicant possesses other language skills, particularly, German language skills.

Note: Exclusionary criteria for the application: Students cannot participate in the programme.

Application instructions

To apply for the Cross Culture Programme, please visit the official page and click on the name of your country (at the bottom of the page). A page with specific information about the chosen country will be shown. At the button of that page, click on apply now, fill the form and submit.

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae in English with details about education/training, work experience, volunteering and other skills.
  2. Letter of motivation using the Template
  3. Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s home organisation/workplace in the applicant’s country of origin, for example from a supervisor, using the Template.
  4. Photo is optional.

Note: Incomplete applications, applications sent by email and applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The programme’s deadline is December 06, 2019. For more detail on the Cross Culture Programme , please visit the official page.

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