European Union Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) 2024

Are you interested in bringing an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to your work? Are you eager to interact meaningfully with professionals from another sector and tackle global challenges? Then you need to know more about the European Union Global Cultural Relations Programme.

European Union Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) 2024
European Union Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) 2024

The Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP), the flagship training program of the Cultural Relations Platform, provides a unique opportunity to connect practitioners from around the world and discuss cross-cultural collaborations. The 2024 edition is open to professionals in the cultural and creative sectors OR those working in fields related to creating safer societies.

Apply now for the chance to develop lifelong skills, increase your knowledge, build your international network, and engage in interdisciplinary cross-cultural collaboration. This year’s GCRP will be held in Marrakech, Morocco from November 25-28, 2024.

Programme Categories

Cultural and creative sector professionals: This includes but is not limited to:

  • Architecture
  • Audiovisual & Cinema
  • Books & Publishing
  • Cultural heritage
  • Cultural management
  • Design
  • Media
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts

People employed in the domain of building secure communities: This includes but is not limited to:

Conflict and post-conflict areas

  • Peacebuilding
  • Mediation practices, dialogue, and education
  • Post-conflict trauma healing and mental health
  • Interfaith dialogue
  • Human rights and rights-based initiatives
  • Working with marginalised groups
  • Social justice, inclusion, and resilience
  • Asylum, migration, and forced displacement
  • Natural disaster and climate change responses
  • Actions against disinformation


  • Develop your skills in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration through an innovative, interactive learning program carefully designed for this purpose.
  • Collaborate with professionals from around the world who face similar challenges and opportunities as you. Connect with young practitioners and change-makers working in the cultural field or in initiatives for creating safer societies to engage in peer learning.
  • Participate in in-depth discussions on the intersectionality of culture and creating safer societies to identify strengths for potentially bringing the two sectors together for future collaborations.
  • Become a long-term member of the Cultural Relations Platform’s community of 260 GCRP alumni.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Cultural Relations Platform is looking for 40 experts and business people who operate in the cultural and creative industries or in projects intended to build secure communities. High priority will be given to applicants from these two areas. Those not working in these sectors will not be considered.
  • Applicants should be between the ages of 25-39 and have at least 3 years of experience in global/international/cross-cultural collaboration.
  • You can be employed by a public, private or civil society organization, or work as a freelancer.
  • You must be able to fully commit to the program for its entire duration from November 25-28, 2024, and have availability to travel to and from Marrakech.

How to Apply for European Union Global Cultural Relations Programme

  • To be a part of this Programme, click on this link
  • The application should be completed in the English language. Applications submitted in other languages will not be accepted.
  • If you use AI software to generate content for your application, ensure it is used in a limited capacity and personalize the text. Completely unedited AI-generated responses copied and pasted into the application will not be considered.
  • If you are a full-time employee of any of the consortium partner organizations (Goethe-Institute e.V., IETM, European Cultural Foundation, University of Siena) or a full-time employee of an EU institution, service, or agency, you are ineligible to participate in this program.
  • The organization remains committed to providing accessible services and support for individuals with disabilities, reduced mobility, and accommodation needs related to travel or program participation, such as hearing/visual assistance and adaptations for neurodiversity.

For more details, visit the official website of  EU.

Application Deadline

July 14, 2024.



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