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The Sarajevo Fellowship

Overview

The Humanity in Action journey begins with a year-long Fellowship

Placing Bosnia’s human rights realities today into the context of its recent violent history and transitional justice

The City of Sarajevo and its surrounding region provides a unique case study in how groups with different identities coexist. It is one of just a few truly “multiconfessional” cities in the world, but it also has one of the bloodiest and most tumultuous recent histories of any country in Europe.

The Sarajevo Fellowship delves into nuanced discussion of transitional justice, post-conflict identity politics, peace-building and socioeconomic transformation in marginalized local communities.

Academically well-rounded, the program adds diversity to the educational experiences and broadens the Humanity in Action program scope beyond Western Europe and the United States. It provides Fellows with an intellectual framework that connects issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina to both past and current global issues. It includes insightful lecture-style sessions with high level speakers and workshop-based learning units, which focuses more on discussions and Fellow interactions.

By challenging Fellows’ perspectives on human rights issues, the program aims to interrogate their own assumptions and encouraged them to question their scope and depth of knowledge of multiculturalism; economic inequality; interfaith dialogue; post-conflict social apathy, social unrests, divided communities and social exclusions; minority experiences and representations; progressive grassroots movements; the role of media and culture in a post-conflict setting; and civic resistance to various forms of institutionalized human rights violations.

>> Apply from Bosnia and Herzegovina
>> Apply from Germany
>> Apply from Denmark
>> Apply from the Netherlands
>> Apply from Poland
>> Apply from the USA

Recent Fellowship Speakers

Our renowned speakers come with a wide range of backgrounds and love to share their knowledge and perspectives with our Fellows and community.

Snapshots from the Fellowship

After one-month long Sarajevo Fellowship, our Fellows develop impactful Action Projects in their own communities.

For the eleven months following the Sarajevo Fellowship, 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. Past Action projects have been documentaries, arts festivals, and new organizations that serve a public good. Planning for the Action Project begins in Sarajevo.

Our Supporters

We thank our supporters and partners, hosts, Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action. Their contributions allow us to prepare outstanding student leaders for a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility and respect for human rights.

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