CGYPP 2019: Bridging the Gaps
The city vs. rural areas, the poor vs. the rich, locals vs. outsiders, elites vs. the ordinary, us vs. them. After decades in which our democratic societies seemed to smooth down their differences and bridge some of their gaps, we are facing a sudden rise of new conflicts. Are we witnessing the inevitable breakdown of the values and principles upon which our Western society was built? Is the reality indeed as bleak as it seems? Or does the current polarisation offer us a chance to forge a new way ahead? Are there ideas, concepts and initiatives fostering the coherence of our society under the new circumstances? Is there a possibility to provide space for public dialogue in today’s split society? Are there new opportunities for possible cooperation between state and private actors?
These and other topical questions will be addressed at the 10th year of the Czech-German Young Professionals Program (CGYPP). We want to engage in a creative, interactive and polemical discussion with a wide spectrum of political and economic leaders, prominent journalists and distinguished experts. We want to dig deeper into challenges and chances of today’s world and share our knowledge with the general public.
- Czechs and Germans with open mindset in the age of 25-40 with varying professional backgrounds (from the fields of academia, business, media, politics, public administration and NGOs)
- Selected 12-14 young professionals for one programme year become Alumni after full attendance of the three program units
Who can apply:
- Young professionals with at least 3 years’ work experience from the Czech Republic and Germany with strong interest in cross-sector and cross-border cooperation, who speak fluent English.
How to apply:
- Application for 2019 is closed now
In case of your acceptance, we charge a one-time participation fee of 150 EUR (50 EUR per unit). We cover your program arrangement, travel expenses, accommodation, and board. You are expected to attend all program component units in full. Send us your CV and short motivation letter (both in English).
The Czech-German Young Professionals Program (CGYPP), established in 2008, is an international network for young experts, multipliers, movers and shakers from Germany and the Czech Republic. The program interlinks the fields of academia, business, media, politics, public administration and NGO.
Each year, 12-14 young professionals from Germany and the Czech Republic are invited to participate in a series of workshops, and to collaborate on relevant economic, political and social issues.
CGYPP connects people with different professional backgrounds. By exchanging and sharing experiences and perspectives, the participants not only broaden their horizons, improve communication and intercultural skills but also increase their social capital.
CGYPP was founded by the Association for International Affairs (AMO) and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and supported by the Czech-German Future Fund , Robert Bosch Stiftung and Fereal Foreign Office.