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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP Morocco 2024)

Updated: Jun 21

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.

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


Who can take part in the GCRP?

1. 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

2. Professionals working in the field of creating safer societies:

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


Why take part in the GCRP?

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

  • 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 creating safer societies to engage in peer-to-peer learning

  • Engage in in-depth discussions on the intersectionality of culture and creating safer societies to identify strengths in bringing together the two sectors for potential future collaborations

  • Join the Cultural Relations Platform’s community of 260 GCRP alumni on a long-term basis.


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for GCRP 2024, you should satisfy below requirements:

  1. Professionals and entrepreneurs working in the cultural and creative sectors OR in creating safer societies.

  2. Should be aged 25-39, with at least three years’ experience in global/international/cross-cultural collaboration.

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

  4. 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.



• 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 NovemberThursday 28 November: Four full days of programming

• Friday 29 November: Participants departure from Marrakech.


Application Procedure

Interested eligible candidates are invited to apply online by completing this Online Application form.

For further questions, please send an email to: (

Application Deadline: 14 July 2024





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