CrossCulture Programme

The CrossCulture Programme (CCP) enables professionals and committed volunteers to think outside of the cultural box!

Each year around 75 fellowship recipients from host organisations in Germany or in one of the over 40 partner countries gain experience in intercultural networks. Through occupational stays abroad, the programme enables and promotes actors from the cultural, educational, scientific, artistic and medial sectors to work together. The goal of the CrossCulture Programme is to strengthen lasting civil society networks between Germany and countries across the globe. The programme was launched in 2005 and now counts more than 950 alumni to its ever-growing network.

CCP Consists of Three Scholarship Offers

CCP Fellowships, Workshop, photo: ifa / Simone Schiffer
Photo: ifa / Simone Schiffer

CCP Fellowships

Strengthening Civil Societies

Individual scholarships for professionals and committed volunteers.

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CCP Synergy
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CCP Synergy

Networking Civil Societies

Funding for the collaboration between organisations from Germany and CCP partner countries.

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CCP Alumni, Workshop in October 2018, photo: ifa / Wolfgang Kuhnle
Photo: ifa / Wolfgang Kuhnle

CCP Alumni

Intensifying Collaboration

Mobility funding and professional meetings for former fellowship recipients.

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Current publications

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Civic and Citizenship Education: Challenging Inequalities; this publication was developed following the workshop on "Civic and Citizenship Education", 2020; Download for free. Our first publication "Knowledge to Act" can be found here.

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Digital Civil Society: Access OpenTech; this publication was developed following a workshop on "Digital Civil Society", 2021; Download for free. Our other two publications can be found here: "(dis-)connected" and "#under pressure".

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Alumni Network: Gender & Diversity; this publication was developed following the alumni network meeting on "Gender & Diversity", 2019; Download for free.


Anne Marie Kruse

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.156

Tim Hülquist

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.299
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