CrossCulture Programme

Woman with red head scarf, fellow of ifa's CrossCulture Programme

Fellow of ifa’s CrossCulture Programme during a workshop in Stuttgart; Photo: ifa/ Wolfgang Kuhnle

About the programme

Since 2005, young professionals and volunteers from various regions of the world have been gathering work experience in Germany. On the other hand, the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) also supports participants from Germany who want to work and learn in one of the target countries. Each year around 80 professionals and volunteers from more than 35 countries take part in the programme. Employees and volunteers from all participating countries and Germany can apply for one or more of the three CCP scholarship offers. They are distinguished from each other in terms of geography and content.

Through their work in organisations in the host country, the CCP participants gain international experience and build intercultural competences. The host organisations benefit from the expertise, regional knowledge and networks of the CCP fellows. The experiences they acquire abroad contribute to the day-to-day work of their home organisation. More than 650 alumni form the steadily growing CCP network.

Application dates

Scholarship Offers of the CrossCulture Programme (CCP)

Scholarship “CCP Synergy” 
The scholarship is for two civil society organisations – one based in Germany and another organisation from one of the CrossCulture Programme countries. The stay of the employees at the respective partner organisation is between seven and 30 days.

Scholarship “CCP Eastern Partnership & Russia”
Suitable for individuals from Germany, the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia. The stay in the host country is two months.

Scholarship “CCP Focus”
Interested individuals apply for this scholarship for specific job offers with a duration of two to three months in the field of non-formal political education. Suitable for applicants from the MENA region, Central Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Scholarship “CCP Muslim majority countries”
Suitable for individuals from Germany, the MENA region, Central, South and Southeast Asia. The stay in the host country is two to three months.

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
CrossCulture Programme
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Tel. +49.711.2225.107


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