CCP Synergy

Networking Civil Societies

CCP Synergy promotes tandem cooperations between civil society organisations from Germany and one of the 45 CCP partner countries which would like to carry out a joint initiative and network sustainably. Brief stays by employees from the cooperating organisations are promoted as are purely online collaborations as well as hybrid forms of collaboration. The purpose of such a collaboration could be, for example, the planning and implementation of joint events, fact-finding missions, research or artistic undertakings as well as the preparation of different kinds of publications. Thus, this programme encourages an exchange between civil society actors across national borders.

Whom Is the Programme Designed for?

  • Participating Countries


    Organisations from the following countries are currently being funded: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.


  • Prerequisites


    CCP Synergy is aimed at employees from two organisations who are planning a joint initiative. One of the organisations must be located in Germany and the other in one of the partner countries listed above. Organisations that are currently establishing contacts or initiating joint activities are expressly invited to apply for the CCP Synergy programme. Former CCP Fellowships participants and their organisations are eligible to apply for CCP Synergy.

    The organisations need to be officially registered in the countries they are based in (and need to submit an official certification that might differ depending on the country).

    If possible, both organisations should work in a similar field – thematically or regionally – from one of the following areas:

    • Policy and society
    • Media and culture
    • Human rights and peace
    • Sustainable development
    • Digital Civil Society
    • Climate Justice


  • Exclusionary Criteria


    Since the programme is designed for organisations, individuals cannot apply for CCP Synergy.
    Funded collaborations need to be finalised by 15 November 2023. Tandems planning their funded cooperation beyond this date will not be considered for selection.


Introducing former CCP Synergy tandems

Promoting sustainable tourism: The organizations Ecological Tourism in Europe from Germany and Association PINNA for the Development and the Promotion of Ecotourism from Tunisia are keen to develop sustainable tourism together. © PINNA
Research on the effects of climate change on migration: The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI) from India conducted a study on climate change induced migration in Uttarakhand, India. © PKI
Fighting for the rights of Yezidi: The German NGO Eziden Weltweit travelled to Armenia to meet up with the NGO Shams Humanitarian. Together they visited Yezidi villages and talked to women about the lack of education due to early marriages and traditional gender roles. © Eziden Weltweit
Connecting through puppet theatre: The Knirps Theater travelled from Germany to Tajikistan to meet up with the Public "Alumni Centre" of the University of Central Asia. With material from local markets, they built puppets and acted together. © Knirps Theater
Digital discourse: Casa Cultural El Chontaduro from Colombia implemented an online workshop on intersectionality and decoloniality with the German organisation Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland with speakers from all over the world. © LSVD

What Does the Funding Include?

CCP Synergy supports both cooperating organisations with a total of 4,500 euros.

Funding is available for the following purposes:

  • travel expenses
  • accommodation
  • meals in accordance with the valid daily rates
  • health insurance
  • expenditure allowance as needed
  • other costs related to the collaboration such as visas, etc.

In addition to financial support, ifa is available to answer any further questions and assist the participating organisations from abroad in obtaining visas for stays in Germany. However, the participating organisations are principally responsible for planning their own trips.


  • Application in 3 Steps
    1. Both organisations jointly fill out the application form.
    2. Create a preliminary joint calculation of all costs which apply to both organisations.
    3. Applications can only be submitted directly on our application portal.


  • What Application Documents Are Required?
    • Application form
    • Joint estimate of costs
    • Extract from the Register of Associations (or similar certification) from both organisations (in the respective language of the country)


  • Application Deadline


    The next call for applications for CCP Synergy will open in the beginning of 2024.

    Please take a look at our FAQs for more details.


What Happens After Applying?

All applicants will receive written confirmation or rejection by 1 May 2023.

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