The European Fellowship
June 6 – 30, 2022 | in-person Fellowship*
Discussing National Socialist injustices and atrocities as well as remembrance in a European setting to better understand the present.
As a city of enormous historical significance, Berlin has served as the capital of German colonialism, the Weimar Republic, and National Socialism. It has also been a focal point in the Cold War and continues to be pivotal for contemporary social justice struggles.
The European Fellowship looks at Germany’s National Socialist past to better understand its present. Fellows from a range of European countries examine the legacy of the Nazi past and its atrocities, the culture of remembrance and how Germany has come to terms with the Shoah. Main topics of inquiry will be Antisemitism, racism and hostility towards the LGBTQI community in historical and contemporary perspective.
The Fellowship will include an excursion to Amsterdam to explore the perspective of a country under German occupation during World War II. For bridging past and present Berlin and Amsterdam offer unique landscapes to explore the social, cultural, and historical tensions that impact our societies today.
The European Fellowship is a partnership of Humanity in Action Germany and Humanity in Action The Netherlands. It is funded by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ) and the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF).
*Due to COVID-19, we reserve the right to modify or cancel the program for reasons beyond our control.
Recent Fellowship Speakers
Our program hosts preeminent experts in a wide range of domains: from the European Parliament to the Anne Frank House, we bring the movers and shakers of Dutch society to you.
The Impact of the Fellowship
After the Fellowship, our Fellows run impactful Action Projects in their own communities.
For 11 months following their Fellowship time, Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent social justice venture 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. Past Action projects have been documentaries, arts festivals, and new organizations that serve a public good.
How Can I Help?
Gilberto created a digital series that explores how to foster unity in diversity, and how to find our role in bringing about social justice.
Orange the World - Haarlem
"Orange the World - End Violence against Women" was a campaign that Senior Fellow Alida Lianne Cluistra coordinated with partners in Haarlem.
Akarani Bono Awowa // Amsterdam Dance Event.
Together with her aunt, Caitlin Schaap sought to combat social injustice by sharing Ka'lina stories with Ka'lina esthetic values.
Amsterdam Fellowship Vlogs
Senior Fellows as guest speakers of the Amsterdam Fellowship
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