Open Call for Applications under the 2019 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme

European Union, 2018
European Union, 2018

Call for Applications under 2019 EaP Civil Society Fellowships: Supporting Young Civil Society Leaders in Eastern Partnership Countries

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility is happy to announce the next Open Call for Applications under the 2019 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 of positive changes in your community life and you are looking for opportunities to improve your leadership skills – don’t miss it and apply before January 31, 2019.

Each year (2017-2020) 20 talented fellows are selected within the EaP Civil Society Fellowship Programme to implement their ideas that result into positive changes in community life and increase their leadership capacity.

Today, the network of EaP Civil Society Fellows comprise of 40 young people (25 women and 15 men) aged between 20 and 36 from 6 EaP countires. Their Fellowship actions cover a range of priority areas in the civil society realm addressing the needs of local communities: youth work, leadership development, anti-corruption actions, capacity-building for CSOs, development of policy papers, educational materials and e-tools on a range of important themes and many more. The full list of topics and the profiles of the current Fellows are available here.

This Fellowship Programme is the EU investment in the development of young civic activists or civically minded individuals from the EaP region, who display interest and ability in taking leading roles in the development of their societies. The European Union is committed to supporting civil society in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. Developing leadership capacities and skills of future civil society leaders is one of the commitments made by the European Union in its policy on achieving ’20 Deliverables for 2020. Focusing on key priorities and tangible results’. Investment in leadership potential is expected to bring high returns in terms of professionalisation of civil society organisations and thus, their capacity to engage in constructive policy and societal dialogue in Eastern Partnership countries.

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