Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowships 2020
Welcome to the Fellowship section of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility website! Here you will meet the civil society activists from the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) who have been awarded the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowships to pursue a programme of activities that will allow them to develop their leadership skills and enhance their contribution to civil society development in their respective countries.
This support is an investment in the development of young current civic activists or civically minded individuals from the EaP region, who display the interest and ability of taking leading roles in the growth of their societies. The Fellowship programme contributes to the broader aims of EU support to civil society development in this region. Learn more about the EaP Civil Society Fellows and their projects!
We are happy to announce our new Open Call for Applications under the 2020 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme! If you are a young civil society activist from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine with new ideas for improving your community or country and you are looking for opportunities to improve your leadership skills – don’t miss out and apply before January 13, 2020 (12.00 CET).
This is the last chance you have to apply for the Fellowship Programme in its current form, so don’t miss this opportunity! We will be selecting 20 more Fellows for our 2020 generation.
The fellows have a unique opportunity to take part in trainings and other capacity building activities, as well as implement individual projects of up to EUR 5,000. In addition, the fellows become part of an international network of like-minded individuals and have the opportunity to attend various high-level meetings and interact with decision-makers in their countries, as well as those from the EU institutions.
The Fellowship Programme will provide support in the following broad areas of activities:
- Research or monitoring of how public services are delivered at national / community level;
- Drafting policy papers and recommendations for decision-makers;
- Supporting mentoring and job shadowing schemes in order to build capacities that can be transferred to other members of the organisation;
- Advocacy campaigns on issues of public concern;
- Better tailoring civil society organisations’ activities to citizens’ needs;
- Developing new solutions for e-transparency and e-participation;
- Bringing civil society and authorities together to develop common solutions;
- Strengthening organizations’ capacity to act effectively;
- Cooperation between civil society organisations, including trade unions and professional associations on issues of common interest;
- Other areas of activities relevant to the fellows’ communities.
Eligibility of applicants
In order to be eligible for a fellowship the applicant must:
1. be a natural person;
2. be a national of one of the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine);
3. be born on or after 01/01/1985;
4. not previously have benefited from the fellowship within this programme;
5. have a proven track record of:
a. working in a civil society organisation, including Trade Unions or professional association or
b. taking a leading role in his/her community by advancing issues related to health, environment, social development, transparency, etc. in one form or another;
6. have a good working level of English, as well as have appropriate language skills for the chosen location of the proposed action;
7. assume responsibility for the action proposed and show commitment for the action proposed.
This Civil Society Leadership Programme is designed for young civil society activists/ junior professionals from the Eastern Partnership region who are affiliated with a civil society organisation in these countries or have significant experience volunteering or seeking to address problems in the lives of their communities. As proof of eligibility an applicant should provide a letter of nomination from a relevant CSO or a personal letter of recommendation showing the applicant’s previous civic involvement.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.