Who are we? We are a consortium of 9 organisations implementing the EU-funded project "Strengthening non-state actors’ capacities to Promote Reform and increase Public Accountability", which was launched in January 2013 within the Eastern Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility.
The consortium is led by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. (KAS, Germany) and is composed of the consultancy firm Transtec (Belgium), as well as 7 NGOs from and/or working in the Eastern Partnership Countries: the Assembly for Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarus (Lithuania), European Integration (Armenia), Azerbaijani Youth Euro-Atlantic Organisation (AYEAO), AKT (Belarus), International Center on Conflict and Negotiation (ICCN, Georgia), the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS, Viitorul, Moldova) and the Initiative Centre to Support Social Action (ISAR Ednannia, Ukraine).
The European Union is committed to supporting civil society in Eastern Partnership countries. Civil society – represented in a multitude of forms of organisation between state and citizens – is recognised by the EU as an actor in its own right to engage in dialogue with both their governments and the EU. The 2015 Communication on a Reviewed Neighbourhood Policy had especially recognised the potential that young civil society leaders in partner countries have in consolidating this conceptual understanding of civil society.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the EU Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowships 2016 – the Public Policy Stream. The Fellowships aim at identifying and promoting talented public policy professionals who can advance the quality of public debate on crucial policy issues within the Eastern Partnership. The Fellowships are available to citizens of the Eastern Partnership countries, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. A remuneration of EUR 2,500 will be offered.
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowships are supported by the European Union through the project "Civil Society. Dialogue for Progress".
How to apply
Applicants will have to apply online sending:
- their CV – showing volunteering track record and experience in engaging with civil society
- a letter from a civil society organisation attesting affiliation of the potential Fellow to the
organisation (contact details of the organisations need to be clearly stated);
- a piece of material on why they believe EU engagement with Eastern Partnership countries is important – applicants are encouraged to be creative on the form (examples: a max 500 words
letter/ a drawing/ a video message or speech);
- max 500 words containing abstract of the future policy brief, plus short research methodology
and between 3 and 10 academic references that the brief will draw on;
- contacts of two references who can speak on the professionalism and track record of the
If any (these are not mandatory, but will be considered as a plus):
- an example of a previous policy research paper or policy brief drafted by the applicant (in
- a list of relevant publications (abstract in English translation if they are in local language/ MA or
PhD theses are to be included in this list).
Intellectual property rights
All intellectual property rights, in any given format remain in the possession of the European Commission. The copyright and any other right of ownership relating to the outputs will belong exclusively to the European Commission except for any element subject to existing copyright or other property rights.
Please send the online application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Links for downloading should be sent for non-written materials that exceed 10MB.
The deadline for submitting all application material is 13 September 2016.
For more details please click on the "Further official information" link below.