Head of Department
The CrossCulture Programme (CCP) is dedicated to young professionals from predominantly Islamic countries, the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia. For two to three months the participants live and learn in a different cultural environment, and they work in various sectors, i. e. political education, media or environment protection. Following the internship the ifa supports alumni with their own projects. It assists them in implementing the project and helps them to gain additional skills. People from Germany who are interested in taking part in the programme can also apply.
Funding Programme Humanitarian Assistance
Humanitarian assistance aims at alleviating the suffering of people in need as a result of natural disasters, crises, armed conflicts or other circumstances. With its corresponding funding programme, ifa partners up with the German Federal Foreign Office to strengthen the cooperation between governmental- and non-governmental organisations. The programme seeks to detect emergencies at an early stage and provide swift, flexible and unbureaucratic assistance where it is most needed.
Integration and Media
With its Integration and Media programme the ifa supports German minorities in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States as intermediaries between cultures and initiators for living together in diversity. The ifa thus contributes to the process of European integration and to the cultural relations within and outside Europe. The ifa fosters the networking of clubs and associations and supports their projects. It provides scholarships for junior employees and allows further qualification in host organisations. Cultural managers and editors send by the ifa support on-site cultural activities, youth work and education projects as well as newspapers or radio and tv channels.
zivik – civil Conflict Resolution
The zivik programme advises non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the German Federal Foreign Office on civilian conflict resolution. The zivik team promotes, documents and evaluates projects implemented in crisis regions throughout the world. zivik also serves to put into practice the Federal Government's Action Plan on 'Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding'.