The new exchange programme Tandem invites people from African countries and Germany to explore the history of colonialism from different perspectives and to engage with our postcolonial present. You will develop projects in the fields of culture, education and sustainability that you can implement together in Germany.
In the kulturweit Tandem project, two participants – one from an African country and one from Germany – reappraise the history of colonialism and its effects on the present. Together you develop anti-racism projects that you can implement in theatres, museums and schools, in charities, initiatives or companies in Germany.
The programme consists of a two-month language course in your country, a four-week seminar in Kenya and a three-month project phase in Germany. All participants receive financial support and educational guidance.
The upcoming application period is in November 2022 for the programme from January to June 2023. Applications are open to people of legal age from Germany or one of the participating African countries, which will be published here soon. Basic language skills in German as well as in French or English are required. In addition, very good knowledge of one of these three languages.
Through the kulturweit Tandem project, you are making a contribution to a world without discrimination. You will gain international experience, let your creativity run free during the project phase and build a network that you can stay involved with for a long time to come.
The kulturweit Tandem programme is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and is part of the German Government’s catalogue of measures tackling right-wing extremism and racism.
The upcoming application period is 1-21 November 2022 for the May-October 2023 programme.
Previous thematic knowledge or a specific school degree are not necessary.
There will be further calls: keep updated!
Services and costs
The kulturweit Tandem programme supports the involvement of people from African countries and Germany – financially and educationally.
What can you expect during the six months of the programme and what do you need to prepare?
Do you feel like getting involved in something new? If you meet a few conditions, there’s nothing standing in the way of your application.
What happens after the application and when do you know if you are in?
Any questions? Then get in touch with tandem(at)kulturweit.de.