Global Cultural Relations Programme 2023 in Madrid, Spain (Fully Funded)

An excellent opportunity for 40 participants from all over the world to join Global Cultural Relations program 2023 in Madrid, Spain for 4 full days between 10-13 October. this program is an Initiative funded by the European Union.

About GCRP

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. We’re announcing a shift in focus for the upcoming edition of GCRP. The past editions were tailored for cultural and creative professionals. For the 2023 edition of GCRP, the Cultural Relations Platform opens the programme also to participants working in the field of climate change and environmental issues. 

Participation Benefits

- Build your skills in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations through a carefully designed, innovative, and interactive learning programme

- Network and collaborate with professionals from around the world, facing similar challenges and opportunities.

Connect with young practitioners and change-makers working in the field of culture or in climate change to engage in peer-to-peer learning.

Join the Cultural Relations Platform’s community of 220 GCRP alumni on a long-term basis.

Who can participate in GCRP?

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

Professionals working in the field of climate change and environmental issues

* This includes but is not limited to:

  • Circular economy
  • Climate & health
  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate charities, campaigns & activist groups
  • Climate finance
  • Climate heritage
  • Climate justice
  • Climate law & policy
  • Climate mitigation
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geography (physical, human, environmental)
  • Indigenous groups & stewards of community-owned heritage
  • Loss and damage
  • Sustainable food systems


The Cultural Relations Platform is looking for 40 professionals and entrepreneurs working in the cultural and creative sectors OR in climate change and environmental issues. There is high priority to participants working in either of these two sectors.

-  Participants from all over the world, so all countries are eligible to participate. 

- Aged between 25 - 39 years, with at least 3 years' experience in international/cross-cultural collaboration.

You could work for a public, private or civil society organisation, or be a freelancer.

- Able to commit to the programme throughout its duration from 10-13 October 2023 and allow time for travel to and from Madrid.

The Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) is open to participants from all over the world, so all countries are eligible to participate. 

Note: The programme is targeted towards participants aged from 25 to 39 years old. If you are slightly younger or older than the age range provided, you may still apply in case there are a few places left but priority will be given to applicants aged from 25 to 39 years old.

Financial support

GCRP 2023 will take place in person, in Madrid, Spain. Travel and accommodation costs during the programme days will be covered by the CRP.

GCRP will cover the costs of visas and any related paperwork. However, we cannot be liable to cover the costs of any international health insurance you may be required to purchase as part of the visa application process.

NoteIf you choose to extend your stay in Madrid, you will need to pay for all related expenses for any additional days.


Application deadline: midnight (CEST), Sunday 28 May 2023.

Selection results:  Selected participants are informed via email between Early to mid-July

Arrival Day: Monday 9 October

Program Days: Tuesday 10 October – Friday 13 October

Departure Day: Saturday 14 October

How to apply

To apply you have to fill in the application form HERE by midnight, Sunday 28 May 2023. 

NoteThe application form must be completed in English. Applications submitted in another language will not be considered. Applications from those not working in the cultural and creative sectors or in climate change and environmental issues will not be considered.

More Details

for more information about the programme check the Opportunity website from HERE

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Opportunity website

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