CrossCulture Plus – Project Funding
After the scholarship comes the alumni sponsorship: CrossCulture Plus provides support to former CCP fellows from Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq and Tunisia. The objective of this programme is to support alumni and their organisations in the planning and realisation of small scale projects in their home countries. CrossCulture Plus supports scholarship holders in getting actively involved in discourse and social change processes.
Sponsoring former participants is an important element of our alumni activity. The CrossCulture Plus project sponsorship enables scholarship holders to continue to utilise the new experience they gained in Germany in their home countries. They plan and realise minor projects autonomously, thus implementing their ideas for social and political reform in their own country.
CrossCulture Plus is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office as part of its Transformation Partnerships programme.
The project sponsorship includes content-related mentoring and professional training for alumni in the form of workshops where concrete project ideas are developed. The project workshops contain training units on methods and practices and they teach the basics of project management, financial administration and fundraising. ifa will award 5,000 to 15,000 euros to selected projects. The sponsored projects must be completed by the end of the year. Besides on-going expert advice from ifa staff, alumni can also benefit from intensive interaction with other participants.
The CrossCulture Plus programme will usually be announced each year in December. The project workshops take place in spring. Those projects selected to receive sponsorship will be developed and implemented with local partners. Alumni whose projects are not sponsored by ifa will receive assistance with fundraising.