Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2017

Deadline: 25 March 2017
Open to: nationals of (and are working for organisations in) Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of South Korea or the USA as well as nationals of (and are working for organisations in) the 28 Member States of the European Union
Venue: 19-23 June 2017 in  Athens, Greece


Through its framework, content and methodology, The Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) specifically aims to improve the skills of cultural managers, as well as develop collaborative peer-to-peer learning and network building.

The programme offers a set of learning modules, tools and manuals for practice-based learning, giving you opportunities to build meaningful collaborations at the global level, and enabling you to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices. For the second edition of the GCLP, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform is looking specifically for applications from outstanding cultural managers from the ten Strategic Partners of the EU (three participants from each of these ten countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA), as well as from the 28 European Union Member States (ten participants, each from a different EU countries).

The participants to the GCLP 2017 will come from different fields of relevant cultural practice in their respective countries and represent sectors that are specifically interested in reaching out with their work globally.

This second edition of the GCLP will take place in Athens, Greece on 19-23 June 2017.


  • are nationals/permanent residents of (and are working for organisations in) Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea or the USA (a maximum of three participants from each of these ten countries will be selected);
  • are nationals/permanent residents of (and are working for organisations in) the 28 EU Member States;
  • (a maximum of ten EU participants in total will be selected, each one from a different EU country).

Professional experience:

  • work for a cultural civil society organisation (NGO), a cultural enterprise (social or for profitmaking) or a public cultural institution (such as museums, libraries, or music venues that operate on local, regional and national levels);
  • have relevant working experience in the field of 3 to 5 years;
  • have (some) previous experience in international networking and cultural exchange;
  • are working in a field or position that allows them to act as local/national multipliers of new leadership knowledge and global cultural networking;
  • hold a relevant (leading) position in their organisation.

Thematic interest:

  • are strongly interested in international cultural collaboration and wish to further develop professionally in a global working context;
  • show a strong awareness of intercultural sensitivities and are passionate about working on cultural issues and topics of global relevance.

Language criteria and age requirements

  • have a very good working knowledge of English;
  • are (preferably) 25-39 years of age.


  • As stated in the Call for Participants, all travel (full roundtrip flights and local transports in Malta) and accommodation (5 hotel nights, including breakfast) costs for selected participants will be covered by the Programme;
  • Most of the meals will also be covered by the Programme. The Programme does not cover the local transport in your own country;
  • There is no additional participation fee.

How to apply?

In order to apply please fill the application.

For more information please visit the official web page.

2 thoughts on “Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2017

  1. Dears
    I am Ashraf Kenawy from Cairo, Egypt I working as Art and Culture director for many and different projects:
    – El Genaina Theatre

    – Al Darb Al Ahmar Arts School – DAAS

    – Cairo International Circus Festival – CIRCAIRO and other projects

    I am willing to attend the Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2017 but unfortunately Egypt or north Africa not including in the countries you targeted although this area is very important and a lot of activities and projects happening in, and for sure it will be a great chance for me to build a good networking with the participants will attending.
    Hope you can thinking again about our area and might i have chance to attend this edition.

    Best regards

    1. Dear Ashraf,

      please note that MladiInfo is not an organizer of this event. We only share information on our platform to bring opportunities closer to young people and help them to find it at one place as well as make the search easier.

      In order to raise any inquiries about the program, please contact the organization providing it. You will be able to contact them after following the link for their official website.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo Team

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