Institute for Foreign Relations: Inviting Applications for CCP Refugees and Migration Programme

Deadline: 15 May 2017

The Institute for Foreign Relations (IFA) is seeking applications for its CrossCulture Programme (CCP) on “Refugees and Migration”. CCP Refugees and Migration is a funding programme for employees and volunteers of non-governmental organisations, government agencies and other organisations in the field of refugee work and migration.

Working Areas

  • Civil conflict resolution and prevention (dialogue, democratisation, education, human rights)
  • Humanitarian assistance (logistics refugee camps, emergency aid)
  • Strengthening civil society actors (empowerment, participation, integration in local societies)
  • (Re-)Integration of refugees
  • Information transfer (about situation in the home or transit country and country of asylum)


  • Cooperate with a host organisation abroad to share knowledge, information and best practices and get access to new professional networks.
  • Receive a monthly grant of 800 EUR to cover living costs abroad plus expenses for travel, accommodation and health insurance.
  • Take part in a one-week professional training and networking event in Berlin with other scholarship holders.
  • After successful participation, become alumni of the ifa network.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants have a long-term experience and involvement with an organisation in the field of refugees and migration, either as an employee, freelancer or volunteer. Applicants have a broad network and high potential to become active as multiplier.
  • For participants from African countries a good command of English is strongly recommended but not compulsory. For participants from Germany a good command of English is compulsory. Knowledge of the host country’s language (German or French) is very valuable, but not a requirement for participation.
  • Selected participants should be in good health and have the physical as well as mental working capacity for the requirements of a longer stay abroad.
  • Currently enrolled university students cannot be considered for selection.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Germany, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda.

For more information, please visit Institute for Foreign Relations.

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