Cultural Bridges in Germany

Cultural Bridges in Germany: A Forum for Young Leaders (CBG)

Joining the CBG Forum

The principal focus of Cultural Bridges in Germany: A Forum for Young Leaders (CBG) is to develop a network of young individuals committed to building and sustaining lasting ties within Germany as well as between the country and the rest of the world in the fields of politics, academia, science, media, business and culture, thereby strengthening relationships on a domestic and international level. The network is supported through a diverse range of ongoing activity and is highlighted each year by weeklong seminars for new members to join.

As an independently developed and organized program, CBG offers a unique opportunity to come together and foster wider, deeper Inter- and Intra- German relations on a business, cultural and political level. This in turn will develop a wider understanding of intercultural issues, promote personal growth, and contribute to the creation of innovative policy-oriented solutions to issues affecting the region.

Forum Objectives

  • To establish a long-term, interdisciplinary network of young leaders that contributes on both a professional and personal level to dialogue and exchange within Germany and between Germany and the rest of the world.
  • To educate, enhance, and sustain the Inter- and Intra- German relationship through the empowerment of the participants.
  • To strengthen professional, economic, cultural, political, and scientific cooperation through close personal and professional relationships.
  • To provide the participants with fresh insights and new perspectives to deepen their understanding of the German economic, political, cultural, religious, and social frameworks.
  • To support and inspire valuable contributions to civil society in Germany through "Leadership Initiatives" that the young leaders will organize as part of the program.
To apply for a position on a Weeklong Seminar please use the link on the left hand side (Application Form) or below:
Once individuals have taken part in the CBG Weeklong Seminar and joined the Forum they will have support in the following areas:

Networking »

Once individuals join the Forum they are invited to join the ICD Online Forum. This Forum represents the perfect location to network and share information on job and internship opportunities, related events, reunions, and to gain support for your leadership initiative.

Leadership Initiatives

Program participants are encouraged to organize their own “leadership initiatives” after the program, which can help to spread the principles of cultural diplomacy much further. The ICD is able to support Forum members in the areas of research, marketing, event management, and audio-visual documentation, as well as general guidance.

Academic Research »

Forum members are supported by the ICD in conducting research studies into issues relating to the Forum. The ICD offers guidance in the preparation of research proposals and is able to publish studies completed to a large, international audience through the ICD website.