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.
Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Sara Ridder collaborates with young refugees living in Denmark to tell their story.
The Radio Transit is a tool for free expression that connects refugees inside camps and hosting facilities with the rest of the world.
To Those Who Die at Our Borders
A photo series, embedded in an online-project, that raises awareness for the continuing humanitarian crisis at the EU-borders
Conflict Kitchen (Kuchnia Konfliktu)
Conflict Kitchen (Kuchnia Konfliktu) is a socially-involved restaurant co-created with refugees which serves dishes from those regions which are currently in the midst of war.
Queer Muslim Berliners/refugees came together to break fast during Ramadan, as a moment of oneness and community.
Hands of Gold
Refugee widows held sewing classes for the beneficiaries of the Gaziantep Care and Rehabilitation Center for Syrian Widows
Democracy Day, EU and the Refugee Crisis
Senior Fellow Madeeha Mehmood took what she learned from her John Lewis Fellowship and created educational simulations for high school students back in Denmark, enlightening them about democracy, compromise, and the power of media and activists. She strives to light a "fire in their eyes."
ROMA – A Discussion of Diversity and the Treatment of Minorities
Senior Fellow Sahra Josephine Hjorth created ROMA – A Discussion of Diversity and the Treatment of Minorities, which is an online course that teaches about structural racism and contemporary discrimination of Roma people in Europe as well as about the dreams and expectations of Roma youth.
Featured Action Project
Become a Fellow
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