Strenghtening Civil Societies
With the CCP Fellowships, the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 120 professionals and committed volunteers from 46 countries each year. During six months of online-based training with host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. In turn, the host organisations benefit from the expertise, regional knowledge and networks of the CCP fellows. The participants then bring their gained experiences into their home organisation.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing travel restrictions, the scholarship will be offered as a remote fellowship in 2021.
Whom Is the Programme Designed for?
Fellowships are principally awarded to people working in one of the following fields:
- Policy and society
- Media and culture
- Human rights and peace
- 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.
Civic and Citizenship Education
Civic and citizenship education provides both young people and adults with the knowledge and skills that enable them to shape society. Against the background of current challenges such as populism, fake news and hate speech, non-formal political education, especially in connection with digital media, is gaining in importance for an active and democratically organised civil society. People working in civic and citizenship education and pursuing goals in the fields of work listed above will be supported with these key issues.
Digital Civil Society
Digitisation refers not only to technical innovation, but also to fundamental societal, social and political change that proceeds at a rapid pace. In this context, civil society actors are confronted simultaneously with new challenges and new opportunities. The digital divide that arises between population-groups is an omnipresent challenge of digitisation. At the same time, civil society actors are using digital tools to strengthen the inclusion of marginalised groups. CCP aims to support people facing the challenges of digitisation and using its opportunities for the benefit of the wider society.
Countries currently participating in the programme are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.
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