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2019 Grant Competition

Addressing Antisemitism in Germany, Poland, Ukraine, the United States and online.

Application deadline

We accepted project project proposals until September 1, 2019.

When and where

Our Conference & Action Academy for grantees and their partners takes place from October 24 to 28, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

Who is eligible to apply

All Humanity in Action Senior Fellows were eligible to apply.

Generously supported by

Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (Foundation EVZ)

High Time to Act

We invited grant proposals from Senior Fellows for civil society projects that aim to counter Antisemitism within a broad range of issues that deeply impact our societies.

Embedded in an increasingly powerful discourse driven by racism, xenophobia, nationalism and extremist views, recent incidents, data and reports show that Antisemitism is on the rise both in Europe and the United States.

The projects will aim at providing information about historical and present-day forms of Antisemitism, prevention, creating meeting spaces between people with Jewish and non-Jewish identities, linking history and remembrance with the present, developing information and prevention campaigns (empowerment, awareness raising, story telling) as well as targeted resistance to Antisemitic statements or actions.

Stumbling Stones placed by two of our Senior Fellows to remember victims of the Holocaust in Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • We invited Senior Fellows to submit project proposals by September 1, 2019.
  • Projects receive up to 5,000 Euro.
  • Germany, Poland, Ukraine and the United States will be the focus as well as projects in the digital space that can have a broad impact.
  • Proposals can be submitted by Senior Fellows and partners from their own networks.

Due to generous support from the Foundation EVZ, we are in a position to invest 45,000 Euro for such projects. Humanity in Action will support the implementation of the project ideas over the next year. 

Humanity in Action will announce the winners of this year’s Grant Competition soon.

Conference & Action Academy

Our Selection Committee will invite members of the project teams – Senior Fellows as well as their project partners, who submitted the most promising ideas, to meet in Berlin.


From October 24-28, 2019, Humanity in Action Germany will host a Conference & Action Academy in Berlin to discuss and further develop the project proposals. The summit will be a mix of academic input, open space formats, opportunities for peer-to-peer feedback, networking and skills workshops.

Renowned speakers will share keynote speeches on the situation in the individual countries (Germany, Poland, Ukraine, USA). Open Space formats will provide ample opportunity to discuss project ideas, brainstorm further, and be inspired by other teams. Depending on the concrete project ideas, we will offer targeted workshops during the Action Summit that impart skills that are important for project implementation.

Our Supporters

We thank the Foundation EVZ for their generous support of this project.

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