Themed trips and trips on certain occasions are advertised to the foreign representations of the Goethe Institute or the partner institutions in the countries in April and October of each year. Applications of potential participants are then collected here and abroad.
The NRW KULTURsekretariat selects and invites the participants under intense involvement of the partner votes. Command of the German or English language is a prerequisite.
For specific programmes, in particular in the field of theatre and literature, knowledge of the German language is mandatory.
The principle of »targeted« invitation is applied following a standardised application procedure using an application form to be completed by the recommending institution.
Partners that met within the framework of the Visitors Programme have better opportunities to receive cooperation sponsorship of the State of NRW.
Direct application is not possible. A recommendation by a partner institution in NRW or abroad is required to achieve the best possible networking effect.