With the CCP Fellowships, the ifa’s CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 100 professionals and committed volunteers from 42 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.
In case of ongoing travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is the opportunity to participate in the CrossCulture Programme as a remote fellowship holder. The final decision on the implementation of the fellowships (professional residence in Germany or ‘remote fellowship’) will be taken in accordance with the Foreign Federal Office in spring 2021.
From 2019 to 2023, ‘Civic and citizenship education’ and ‘Digital civil society’ will be the focus for those interested in applying for compatible host organisations.
Countries currently participating in the programme are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.
Fellowship Recipients from outside Germany receive:
- A monthly allowance of 550 euros.
- Roundtrip airfare.
- A monthly ticket for public transport within the place of residence.
- A refund of applicable visa fees.
- Health insurance.
Applicants must be between the ages of 23 and 45 at the time of the application and have good written and spoken English skills. They must also have at least two years of proven professional experience or volunteer work in a civil society organisation in the country of origin.