Personal – Concrete – Approachable: On this page we turn the spotlight on some of the names and stories connected to our funding programmes and projects. Please join us, and learn more about our ifa alumni, their personal experiences and professional development, and the projects they embark upon after leaving ifa.

CrossCulture Programme 2017: Alumni Project Work with a "Plus"

The ifa programme "CrossCulture Plus" is supporting the transition process in North Africa and the Near and Middle East. It helps its alumni and their organizations from Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen to set up small projects with the aim of strengthening social and political reform processes and to promote exchange with Germany. Six projects will be implemented until the end of 2017. Read our article to learn more about them.

German civil society international - A conversation on the new foreign policy

Robert Lohmann and Daniel Göler examined the foreign policy activities of civil society for ifa’s Culture and Foreign Policy research programme. Nowadays the term "civil society" is on everyone’s lips and is often linked with calls for more democracy in Europe. In this interview, the programme’s alumni talk about the transnational activities of civil society.

Integration through “being creative together”: CCP fellow Ceren Suntekin on her work at the Jugendschutzstelle, the child protection service in Bonn

Despite the significant drop in the numbers of refugees coming to Germany since the “refugee deal” was agreed with Turkey, issues relating to refugees, migration and integration remain very pressing. Over the past year, people who work with refugees have also taken part in the new CCP Refugees and Migration module of the CrossCulture Programme.

Back to the future: Sudanese CCP alumnus produces music video for a traditional nursery rhyme

"Music videos provide a great opportunity to make our enormous wealth of traditional folk music more accessible to young people", says CrossCulture alumnus and filmmaker Mohamed Emugtaba Aamir from Sudan. It is an opportunity and at the same time a challenge, as the number of well-produced music videos that have been made in Africa's third largest country is almost non-existent.