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CCP Module: "Eastern Partnership & Russia"

The "Eastern Partnership & Russia" module of the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) addresses young professionals and volunteers from Germany, Russia and the six Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The aim of the programme is to promote socio-political cooperation and to strengthen civil society in the countries involved.

Module Objectives

The CCP module "Eastern Partnership & Russia" enables participants to gain international experience abroad and to act as multipliers in their home countries. Besides being able to develop professionally and functionally, participants also gain an insight into the social and political structures of the host country and make new contacts which can be useful for working partnerships when they return to their home country. This exchange promotes cross-border dialogue between people, countries and organisations, and permanently reinforces the networks between organisations in Germany and the other countries involved.

Target Groups

The module "CCP Eastern Partnership & Russia" addresses young professionals and volunteers between the ages of 23 and 45. They work as multipliers in various areas of civil society where intercultural experience is a prerequisite for professional success (see FAQ). Unfortunately, students cannot be considered for this programme.

Fields of Work and Participating Countries

  • Human Rights, Migration & Refugees
  • Political Education & Youth Participation
  • Knowledge Society, Intercultural Dialogue, Mediation & Reconciliation
  • Media

Countries of the CCP-Module "Eastern Partnership and Russia"

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Germany
  • Georgia
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Russia
  • Ukraine


Working assignments last eight weeks. In agreement with the scholarship holder, ifa arranges the host organisation. Internships taking place in Germany are supplemented by professional or subject-specific workshops, seminars and conferences. The CCP is characterised by the fact that, in terms of content and organisation, it can be aligned very closely to the requirements and wishes of the scholarship holder. Thanks to this individualised and needs-oriented concept, the participants receive support when acquiring professional and socio-political expertise in their specific field of work.

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
CrossCulture Programme

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