Refugee camp in Ethiopia: With more than 700.000 refugees Ethiopia hosts the most refugees on the African continent. © EU / ECHO / Anouk Delafortrie (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0), via Flickr
Women and children in the unofficial refugee camp Banibangou in Niger along the border with Mali. © European Commission DG ECHO / Sean Smith (CC BY-SA 2.0), via Flickr
Child drawing of a refugee in Ethiopia: More than 700.000 refugees mainly from Eritrea live in Ethiopia. © EU / ECHO / Anouk Delafortrie (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0), via Flickr
Map of refugee routes by Bertelsmann Stiftung / book "Escaping the Escape" / Source incl. legend:

CCP Refugees and Migration

The funding programme CCP Refugees and Migration was completed in December 2017.

The funding programme CCP Refugees and Migration supports networks, further training and exchange between professionals of refugee work and in the field of migration. In 2017, the programme focuses on African countries along the main migration routes to the Mediterranean. The programme is an adapted concept of the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) of ifa and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Areas and target groups

CCP Refugees and Migration is aimed at employees of non-governmental organisations, government agencies and organisations in the field of refugee work and migration. Participating countries in 2017 are Germany as well as Chad, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, and Uganda.

ifa assigns up to 24 scholarships for a period of five weeks up to three months until December 2017. Scholarship holders cooperate with a host organisation abroad. The main focus is Migration management and the eradication of root causes of forced migration.

Organisation and benefits

Participants from Germany conduct their work-related stay in one of the participating countries named above; participants from African countries exclusively in Germany. The scholarship holders meet for a one-week workshop in Berlin which offers the possibility of professional and personal exchange, further training and networking.

ifa is responsible for the organisation and costs of the programme. The host organisation will not have any financial obligations. In addition to travel, accommodation and insurance expenses, each participant will receive a monthly scholarship of 800 Euro.

Who can apply?

  • Professionals, employees or long-term volunteers of an institution from the eligible countries can apply in coordination with their home organisation.
  • Organisations can encourage their employees to apply. They are also invited to host fellows from one of the participating countries. Organisations in Germany host participants from African countries, organisations in African countries host participants from Germany. The programme welcomes so-called tandem partnerships, i.e. institutions are sending an employee as well as hosting a scholarship holder from abroad.

The programme strives for gender equality and diversity of the participants.

CCP fellows and organisations 2017


Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

CCP Refugees and Migration
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Tel. +49.711.2225.260
Fax +49.711.2225.29262

Frequently Asked Questions


Informations sur le programme

CCP Réfugiés et Migration

FAQ en français

Alumni website of the ifa