Have you ever wondered about the possibility of engaging in meaningful conversations with experts from various fields to share knowledge and address common issues? If so, you should apply for the Global Cultural Relations Programme. This program offers a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge, acquire lifelong skills, broaden your global network, and engage in multidisciplinary cross-cultural collaboration.
The Cultural Relations Platform’s flagship training program, the Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP), offers practitioners from all over the world a rare chance to engage personally and exchange ideas about cross-cultural cooperation. The Global Cultural Relations Programme is announcing a change in direction for the GCRP that will be published soon. Previous iterations catered to professionals in the arts and culture. The Cultural Relations Platform has decided to open up the Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) program to participants who work in the environmental and climate change fields for the 2023 edition.
Required Professionals for the Global Cultural Relations Programme
1. Cultural and creative sector professionals
This includes but is not limited to:
- Audiovisual & Cinema
- Books & Publishing
- Cultural heritage
- Cultural management
- Performing arts
- Visual arts
2. Professionals working in the field of climate change and environmental issues
This includes but is not limited to:
- Circular economy
- Climate & Health
- Climate adaptation
- Climate charities, campaigns & activist groups
- Climate finance
- Climate heritage
- Climate justice
- Climate Law & Policy
- Climate mitigation
- Environmental engineering
- Geography (physical, human, environmental)
- Indigenous groups & stewards of community-owned heritage
- Loss and damage
- Sustainable food systems
The Global Cultural Relations Programme aimed to:
- Build your skills in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations through a carefully designed, innovative, and interactive learning programme
- Network and collaborate with professionals from around the world, facing similar challenges and opportunities
- Connect with young practitioners and change-makers working in the field of culture or in climate change to engage in peer-to-peer learning
- Engage in in-depth discussions on the intersectionality of culture and climate change and environmental issues to identify strengths in bringing together the two sectors for potential future collaborations
- Join the Cultural Relations Platform’s community of 220 GCRP alumni on a long-term basis.
- The Global Cultural Relations Platform remains committed to providing accessible services and support to people with disabilities and reduced mobility (including accessible venue and accommodation selection, travel-related requirements) as well as access requirements for programme participation (such as hearing or visual support and adaptations for neurodiversity).
- The Cultural Relations Platform is looking for 40 professionals and entrepreneurs working in the cultural and creative sectors OR in climate change and environmental issues.
- Global Cultural Relations Programme gives high priority to participants working in either of these two sectors.
- You should be aged 25-39, with at least three years of experience in international/cross-cultural collaboration.
- You could work for a public, private, or civil society organization, or be a freelancer.
You will need to be able to commit to the programme throughout its duration from 10-13 October 2023 and allow time for travel to and from Madrid.
How to apply
- Kindly fill out the Global Cultural Relations Programme online application form by midnight Central European Summer Time (CEST), Sunday 28 May 2023.
- The read-only application form is also available to download in PDF. Applications will only be accepted if submitted via the link above.
- The application form must be completed in English. Applications submitted in another language will not be considered. Applications from those not working in the cultural and creative sectors or in climate change and environmental issues will not be considered.
- Early to mid-July: Email notifications are sent to chosen participants.
- September: Online notification of chosen participants
- Monday, October 9: Arrival of participants in Madrid
- October 10 to October 13: programs for four entire days
- Saturday, October 14: Participants travel from Madrid.
Types of opportunity: Training
Deadline: 28 May 2023
Worth: Fully Funded
Open to: All
Duration: 4 days
Location: Madrid, Spain.
Organizer: The European Union (EU)
- Watch former participants talk about their experiences in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj-axVTXuLM&t=3s
- Read about the 2022 edition of the GCRP
- See what their alumni have achieved since taking part in the programme
- for questions visit FAQ
- For more information visit The European Union (EU) Global Cultural Relations Programme