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The Social Media Travel Grant enables people that are active in German minority organisations to take a two-week trip to countries of Eastern Europe or the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Throughout the journey, grant recipients share their experiences with a big community on the Mind_Netz social media platforms. In so doing, they can network with German minorities in other countries and gain further qualifications in the area of social media. Afterwards, these travel reporters can integrate their experience into the work at their German minority organisation. Each year, four travel grants are awarded.
The grant includes a two-week trip to two or three countries from the list above. Grant recipients can choose their destinations. Depending on the travel destination, grant recipients receive a fixed amount for travel and subsistence — between 1,500 - 1,800 euros per person.
Throughout their trip, grant recipients post daily travel updates on Mind_Netz and contribute photos, videos and reports about the day-to-day life of German minorities and their work in their organisations. When agreed upon, grant recipients may also report on their own chosen areas of interest.
Prior to the trip, ifa provides assistance with travel plans and contacting German minority organisations. In addition to this, ifa is always available for organisational and content-related questions during the trip.
Before the journey begins, grant recipients are invited to a social media workshop in Stuttgart which will prepare them for their tasks abroad. Travel and accommodation costs are paid for via the travel grant. In addition to this, grant recipients are invited to participate in a training seminar of the Cultural Assistant Programme and the Job Shadowing Programme. In a final discussion round after the trip, the travel reporters can share and evaluate their experiences and successes together with the ifa staff.
In July 2021 for a Social Media Travel Grant between August and September 2021.