This is an exchange and dialogue program that offers young professionals and committed volunteers the opportunity to expand their professional and political competence as well as to gather international experience through a stay in another cultural context. It gives young people from Germany, Islamic countries and – from 2015 on – European Union’s Eastern Partnership countries the chance to gather varied experiences abroad within their fields of professional activity and to share those experiences in their home countries. Besides the objectives of vocational and specialist qualification, the participants also gain an overview of the cultural, social and political structures in the host country. They establish new personal and professional contacts for future co-operation and familiarize themselves with cultural characteristics and behavioral patterns of the host country.
The call is open to young professionals and volunteers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Applicants should be between 23 and 45 years old, have good command of English and/or German, and a permanent employment or volunteer involvement in an organization or institution in one’s own country. Currently enrolled university students will not be accepted.
Interns’ travel and subsistence expenses are covered. This includes a monthly grant of 550 Euro, travel costs to Germany and urban public transport, as well as visa fees, health insurance and accommodation.
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Application deadline: 21 June 2015