The Federal Republic of Germany invites multipliers from around the world to come to Germany to take part in the Visitors Programme. The participants generally spend a week in Germany, engaging in discussions on policy concepts on current social topics and exchanging experience with governmental and non-governmental actors. They gain an authentic, up-to-date and nuanced impression of Germany and have opportunities to network with one another.
Within the Visitors Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany, ifa has been planning and organising tours focusing on a particular topic since 2006.
In recent years, topics have included the path to German unity, remembering the world wars, the death penalty, media regulation, network policy, religion and tolerance. The focus is on Germany's approach to twentieth-century history and to economic, social and cultural human rights, particularly the relationship between state and religion in Germany.