CrossCulture Programme 2019

About the programme: 
The CrossCulture Programme (CCP) offers young professionals and committed volunteers the opportunity to expand their professional expertise and to gather intercultural experience through a professional fellowship in Germany. The CrossCulture Programme is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V.).
CrossCulture Programme Eastern Partnership and Russia
With the “CrossCulture Programme Eastern Partnership and Russia”, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) as a partner of the Federal Foreign Office supports collaboration and networking between Germany, Russia and the six countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). The programme offers young professionals from the participating countries the opportunity to gain professional experience in Germany and to act as multipliers in their home countries. The programme is designed for people committed to improving society through their work in relevant organisations. The target groups are young professionals and volunteers from various areas within the civil society and multipliers in organisations and media.
For further information about the CrossCulture Programme and the application process, please see our CCP website and our FAQ section.

Requirements for the participation in the CrossCulture Programme: 

  • Aged between 23 and 45 years at the time of application.
  • Good command of English (written and spoken).
  • A minimum of two years work experience or voluntary engagement in a civil society organisation in the country of residence.
  • Physical constitution for a long-term stay abroad.
  • Long-term voluntary social or societal commitment in the country of residence.
  • Previous professional experience in the field of activity.
  • Planned or existing cooperation with an organisation in Germany.
  • German language skills.
Please note that applications from currently enrolled university students cannot be considered.
Eligible candidates ought to possess the nationality of a programme country listed below. Please apply only if you are a national of the respective country or acquired a long-term residence permit.

The application for the CrossCulture Programme must be submitted online via the application portal.
Please prepare the following documents for your application beforehand
The blank forms for the letter of motivation and the letter of recommendation can be found online on the CCP website.
Supporting documents (copies of degrees/diplomas, proof of experience etc.) might be requested at a later stage of the selection procedure.
Please make sure to have all documents ready before starting the application process. The application portal does not allow to save incomplete applications and/or resume at a later time. Please note that only complete applications including the documents mentioned above will be considered.
We strongly recommend applying via computer. Applications via smartphone or tablet which contain no attachments cannot be considered.
The deadline for applications is 14 April 2019.
Selection Procedure:

The selection of suitable candidates will be accomplished by ifa in consultation with the German Foreign Mission in the country of residence. Pre-selected candidates will be invited for a personal interview at the German Foreign Mission or via Skype in Mai 2019.
The final selection of CrossCulture fellowship holders will be accomplished in close cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office. The results will be communicated until the end of June 2019. There is no recourse to legal action.
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