The Heinrich Böll Foundation and Cultural Vistas are hosting a free webinar, “How to Assemble a Successful Team and WCTE Application” on September 19 at 10:00am EST. We strongly advise interested applicants to participate. Click here to register.
The Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange (WCTE) brings together integration practitioners and public officials from Germany and the United States to share ideas and best practices on welcoming and integrating refugees at the local level.
This professional exchange program, administered by Cultural Vistas, together with its partners Welcoming America and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, aims to build the capacity of local integration leaders and, through them, strengthen the welcoming infrastructure of the communities in which they work. The program is taking place over a period of three years (2016–2018), incorporating new communities in both countries each year.
Each year, up to 25 German and 16 American integration practitioners from a range of backgrounds will visit each other’s countries to learn important new skills around issues such as community engagement, refugee outreach, positive communications, local policy development, evaluation, and many other areas critical for creating a welcoming community where all members can thrive.
Participants include individuals who work on a daily basis in key areas of migrant integration, and represent various offices of government, civil society, business, education, and other related sectors.
Applications from U.S. and German communities for the 2018 program are currently being accepted. For more information on WCTE, visit Cultural Vistas' website or email Hannah Winnick at hannah.winnick @ us.boell.org
See the attached flier for more information on the WTCE program and upcoming exchange opportunities: 2018-wcte_flier_en.pdf