Global Cultural Relations Programme 2024

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Apply for the Global Cultural Relations Programme 2024

Are you curious about bringing an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral practice to your work? Are you keen on interacting meaningfully with professionals from another sector and addressing global challenges?

The Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP), the Cultural Relations Platform’s flagship training programme, is a unique opportunity that brings together practitioners from around the world to create meaningful connections and discuss cross-cultural collaborations. The 2024 edition of GCRP is open to cultural and creative professionals OR participants working in fields of creating safer societies.

Apply now for the opportunity to develop lifelong skills, increase your knowledge, build your international network, and engage in interdisciplinary cross-cultural collaboration.

This year the GCRP will take place in Marrakech, Morocco from 25 – 28 November 2024.

The programme will be conducted in English.

Who are we looking for?

  • The Cultural Relations Platform is looking for 40 professionals and entrepreneurs working in the cultural and creative sectors OR in creating safer societies. We give high priority to participants working in either of these two sectors. Applications from those not working in the cultural and creative sectors or in creating safer societies will not be considered.
  • You should be aged 25-39, with at least three years’ experience in global/international/cross-cultural collaboration.
  • You could work for a public, private or civil society organisation, or be a freelancer.
  • You will need to be able to commit to the programme throughout its duration from 25-28 November 2024 and allow time for travel to and from Marrakech.


Find out more

  • Watch former participants talk about their experience in this video
  • Read about the first cross-sectoral edition, the 2023 edition of the GCRP and watch the video highlights here
  • See what our alumni have achieved since taking part in the programme
  • Questions? Take a look at our FAQs.



  • Mid- to late August: Selected participants are informed via email
  • October: Selected participants are announced online
  • Sunday 24 November: Participants arrive in Marrakech
  • Monday 25 November – Thursday 28 November: Four full days of programming
  • Friday 29 November: Participants departure from Marrakech


How to apply

Application Form

The application form must be completed in English. Applications submitted in another language will not be considered.

If you use AI software to generate content for your application, please make sure to use them in limited ways and remember to personalise your text. Please take note that unedited “copy-and-paste” AI generated response applications will not be considered.

Please note that if you are a full-time employee of any of our consortium partner organisations (Goethe-Institute e.V., IETM, European Cultural Foundation, University of Siena) or if you are a full-time employee of an EU institution, service, or agency, you are not eligible to participate in GCRP.

For further questions, please send an email to:

The 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 for access requirements for programme participation (such as hearing or visual support and adaptations for neurodiversity).

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