The additional CrossCulture Plus module is aimed at former CrossCulture Programme (CCP) scholarship holders who have completed their internships abroad and are now keen to set up and run their own projects.
Up to 15,000 euros is on offer to committed CCP alumni who would like to set up a project in one of the following countries: Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq, Tunisia. ifa supports alumni in the execution of their projects and provides training for CCP Plus participants once their applications have been approved.
CCP Plus brings together local actors and their networks and helps scholarship holders to get actively involved in the discourse and processes of social change. The focus is on sharing experience and transferring knowledge with organisations and institutions in Germany.
Two project workshops are also held during the funding period. These are designed to prepare the participants, providing basic training in project management, financial administration and effective monitoring. The scholarship holders and institutions can also draw on the expert advice of ifa staff members on an ongoing basis and benefit from opportunities to share knowledge and experience with other grant recipients/ifa alumni.
The deadline for applications is 19 January 2018. Approvals for project funding are normally given in May. Projects can start in June and must be completed by the end of December. You are required to submit a project application form (see grey box on the right hand side). Funding is then granted via a funding agreement between ifa and the local partner organisation. This organisation and the alumnus are responsible for running the project and administering the funding.
As part of the funding programme, ifa invites the relevant alumni and close collaborators from the implementation organisation to attend two project workshops. The first project workshop in May focuses on project management, financial planning and German law relating to such funding. The second project workshop at the end of the year focuses on evaluation, reporting and invoicing.
CrossCulture Plus is funded by the German Foreign Office as part of its Transformation Partnerships programme.