CrossCulture Programm – Alumni and Country Representatives
From Morocco to Bangladesh, from Germany to Saudi-Arabia: in more than 30 countries former participants of the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) alumni meet regularly to further their professional education, discuss project projects and share experiences. Therefore, the CrossCulture Programme has a far-reaching impact beyond the scholarship period.
The exchange of experiences and knowledge with and between the alumni lies at the heart of ifa. It encourages dialogue and supports cooperation and projects of alumni. Former fellows profit from ifa’s subject-specific information and possibilities for project grants. As experts, they have the opportunity to help shape ifa activities.
Since 2005 more than 600 persons dedicated to civil society have been supported through the CrossCulture Programme. Ifa alumni are part of a community of open-minded citizens that promote free dialogue between people and cultures. They all are united in their commitment to cultural exchange, freedom of speech and art, justice, peace and peaceful conflict resolution.
To connect current and former scholarship holders, ifa relies on committed supporters within the countries: CCP Country representatives. They stay in close contact with ifa, organize alumni meetings and prepare new CCP-fellows for their upcoming time in Germany. Furthermore, they are important contact persons for incoming German participants as they are able to give practical and cultural advice for the respective host country. CCP Country Representatives are often in contact with the German diplomatic mission abroad to advise them on questions regarding the programme. Every two years the volunteer position circulates. Applications are possible for every alumni of the participating countries. Information regarding the position are sent to the alumni via e-mail.