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IFA: Cross Culture Programme (CCP) Fellowships

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 22, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on December 14, 2020
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Cross Culture Programme (CCP) image

With the CCP Fellowships, the Cross Culture Programme (CCP) funds around 100 professionals and committed volunteers from 42 countries each year.

During two to three months of practical training in host organizations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. In turn, the host organizations benefit from the expertise, regional knowledge and networks of the CCP fellows. The participants then bring their experiences gained abroad into their everyday working life when they return to their home organization.

In case of ongoing travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is the opportunity to participate in the Cross Culture Programme as a remote fellowship holder. The final decision on the implementation of the fellowships (professional residence in Germany or “remote fellowship”) will be taken in accordance with the Foreign Federal Office in spring 2021.

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Countries currently participating in the programme are Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.

Requirements - the applicant must:
1) be between the ages of 23 and 45 at the time of the application;
2) have good written and spoken English skills;
3) have at least two years of proven professional experience or volunteer work in a civil society organization in the country of origin;
4) be in good health for a longer stay abroad.

Fellowships are principally awarded to people working in one of the following fields:
a) Policy and society;
b) Media and culture;
c) Human rights and peace;
d) Sustainable development.
In addition, from 2019 to 2023 Civic and citizenship education and Digital civil society will be the focus for those interested in applying for compatible host organisations.

The next call for applications for CCP Fellowships for the year 2021 will close on December 15th, 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 22, 2020
Nov 22, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers that may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Nov 23, 2020
Nov 23, 2020

Thanks, Ana. Sounds like a great opp.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 23, 2020
Nov 23, 2020