Our community takes action to defend democratic values around the world. Explore our Fellows' Action Projects here.
In the 11 months following the on-site or virtual Fellowship program, our Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. The Humanity in Action community is a great resource for getting support—be it with contacts, experience or good advice. Click here for short films featuring a selection of our Senior Fellows' Action Projects.
Definitely Family: Cross-border Families
Senior Fellow Merel de Herder started her Action Project in the summer of 2017. She and her father left the Netherlands for Tajikistan by car. Their goal was to meet families along the way to find out who they saw as an indispensable part of their family.
A Listening Experiment / Ein Zu(g)hör-Experiment: Berlin-Wrocław-Berlin
After participating in an active listening experiment, Senior Fellows Claire Luzia Leifert and Levke Burfeind were inspired to co-organize their own Active Listening workshop and Free Listening Flashmob in the market square of Wrocław, Poland.
Det Turkise Telt ("The Turquoise Tent")
Det turkise telt’ is a Danish-Turkish arts and music festival that takes place annually during Aarhus Festuge, created by Senior Fellow Cagdas Citirikkaya.
Gender-Based Violence in Refugee Settings
Senior Fellow Annie Gavin coordinated a panel presentation on the unique challenges women face in refugee settings.
Trampoline House visits Roskilde University - Why do we need an asylum system in Denmark?
Senior Fellows Julian Lo Curlo and Frederico Jensen brought the experiences of recent newcomers to Denmark to Roskilde University.
Do we want to remember?
A group of local high school students learn and discuss more about the events of the Holocaust in Shanghai
Last Days in Dilley - Visual Reflection for Community Driven Advocacy Against Refugee Detention
Last Days in Dilley utilizes a combination of short documentary videos, community organizing, and public presentations, in order to elevated attention and facilitated the creation of resource networks to confront the mass incarceration and deportation of Central American refugee families by the US Department of Homeland Security.
Humanizing the Refugee Experience
Workshops in local classrooms for high school students about some of the hardships faced by forcibly displaced individuals around the world.
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Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.
01 Year duration
135 Fellows per year