CrossCulture Programme 2021
About the programme:
The CrossCulture Programme (CCP) through the CCP Fellowships funds around 100 professionals and committed volunteers from over 40 countries every year. Participants would get to deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries within the two to three months of practical training. Consequent upon this, the expertise, regional knowledge and networks of the CCP fellows benefit the host organisations. This is then brought back into their everyday working life when they return to their home organisation after training.
Through its CrossCulture Programme (CCP), ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is working to build strong civil society networks between Germany and the rest of the world by partnering with the Federal Foreign Office. The German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by ifa are saddled with the responsibility of funding the CrossCulture Programme.
The duration of the professional fellowships which is for a period of eight to twelve weeks is awarded as follows:
Summer term: June to August 2021
Autumn term: September to November 2021
Whom is the programme designed for?
People in any of the following fields are eligible for the fellowships:
policy and society
media and culture
human rights and peace
Also, from now till 2023 the following cogent issues will be the focus for interested applicants for compatible host organisations:
civic & citizenship education
digital civil society
Due to the importance of civic and citizenship education based on current challenges such as populism, fake news and hate speechcurrent challenges such as populism, fake news and hate speech, participants working in civic & citizenship education and pursuing goals in the fields of work listed above will be supported with these key issues.
Requirements for the participation in the CrossCulture Programme:
Applicant must be between 23 and 45 years old at the time of the application.
Must possess good written and spoken English skills.
Must have at least two years of proven professional experience or volunteer work in a civil society organisation in their country of origin.
Applicant must be in good health for a longer stay abroad.
Applicant has been and is socially involved for the long-term.
Applicant can provide full-time experience in his or her field of work.
A collaboration with an organisation in the target country is in the works.
Applicant must possess other language skills, particularly, German.
Students, however, cannot participate in the CrossCulture programme.
Eligible candidates must possess the nationality of a programme country listed below. Please apply only if you are a citizen of the respective country or acquired a long-term residence permit.
Application for the CrossCulture Programme is received online via the application portal.
Please make available the following documents for your application beforehand
Letter of Motivation
Letter of Recommendation
Portrait photograph (optional)
There might be need to provide supporting documents (copies of degrees/diplomas, proof of experience etc.) upon request at a later stage of the selection procedure.
Please ensure that all documents are ready before starting the application process. The application portal wouldn’t save incomplete applications and/or resume at a later time. Please note, only complete applications including the documents mentioned above will be considered.
It is best to apply using a computer. Applications via smartphone or tablet lacking necessary attachments would not be considered.
The deadline for applications is 15, December 2020.
The selection of suitable candidates will be carried out by ifa in consultation with the German Foreign Mission in the applicant’s country of residence. Pre-selected candidates will be asked to a personal interview at the German Foreign Mission or via Skype in February 2021. The results will be communicated in March 2021. There is no recourse to legal action.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the final decision on implementing the fellowships (professional residence in Germany or “remote fellowships”= digital exchange, collaboration tools and specialist trainings) would be in accordance with the Foreign Federal Office.
Visit the CCP website and FAQ section for further information about the CrossCulture Programme and the application process.
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