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Special focus in the 2020 Copenhagen Fellowship: Unity of the Realm and Human Rights

As a part of the year-long Fellowship, our Fellows first participate in an intensive four-week educational program providing a country and context-specific curriculum that examines historical and contemporary challenges to human rights, pluralism and equality. After the four weeks, they embark on developing civil society initiatives in their own communities.

In 2020, the Copenhagen Fellowship focuses especially on the Unity of the Realm (Rigsfællesskabet) and Human Rights: How are issues of climate change, geopolitics, and an increasing focus on Denmark’s colonial past, shaping the future for the people of the Arctic region? Read more about the 2020 theme here.

The 2020 Copenhagen Fellowship includes a study trip to the Faroe Islands.

Our programs offer an opportunity to learn about the different nationally-relevant themes illuminated by diverse experts, site visits, individual presentations by the Fellows, and group discussions.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to look closely at the programs of previous years to get a sense of the daily rhythms and foci of the programs. While these programs are not designed to develop advocacy skills, it is our experience that the educational experience will provide the intellectual foundation through which future civic engagement can grow.

In 2020, Denmark-based applicants may apply to the Copenhagen, John Lewis and Sarajevo Fellowships.

Fellowship & Application Resources

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 resist intolerance and protect democratic values.

01 Year duration

06 Cities

150 Fellows per year