European Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Programs in Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, and Warsaw

As European societies become increasingly diverse, the tensions and challenges of respecting diversity while maintaining core social and cultural values has come to the forefront of public debates and political agendas.

The programs, when appropriate to national histories, address the destructive common roots of prejudice, discrimination and dehumanization. These practices were directed towards Jews and other minorities in Europe during the Nazi era and Holocaust. Those under colonial rule in Africa, Asia, South, Central and North America and the Caribbean Islands were subject to racist policies and attitudes. Countries which experienced other totalitarian regimes after World War II also address the impact that socialism and its implosion had on their societies. Key areas of inquiry include national identity, immigration, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, political extremism and discrimination of Roma -- all seen through the specific lens of the country the Fellowship takes place in.

Although each of the Fellowship programs promote team research and debate on human rights and social justice in democratic societies, the scope and focus of the programs differ in each city of participation.

Humanity in Action Germany invites applications for the European Fellowship programs in Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw.

Berlin Fellowship Curriculum

To find out more about the 2018 Humanity in Action Berlin Fellowship and to see the previous years' schedules, please click here.

Copenhagen Fellowship Curriculum

To find out more about the 2018 Humanity in Action Copenhagen Fellowship and to see the previous years' schedules, please click here.

Sarajevo Fellowship Curriculum

To find out more about the 2018 Humanity in Action Sarajevo Fellowship and to see the previous years' schedules, please click here.

Warsaw Fellowship Curriculum

To find out more about the 2018 Humanity in Action Warsaw Fellowship and to see the previous years' schedules, please click here.

Requirement for all Fellows

Selected Fellows are obliged to implement an “Action Project” within a year after their participation in the Fellowship program. These projects will be developed with the aim of having a direct impact on the human rights situation in the local community of the participants.

See examples of Action Projects that were implemented by Fellows in the last years. 

Meeting the International Network

All the European Fellowship programs end with the 9th Humanity in Action International Conference, taking place in Strasbourg from July 5 to 8, 2018. The International Conference is the annual gathering of Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board Members, friends of the organization and partner organizations. All conference costs (including travel, accommodation, and meals) will be covered by Humanity in Action.

To get a better understanding of what the Humanity in Action International Conferences look like, please see past agendas here.

Costs

Generally, Humanity in Action generously covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the Fellowship programs. Additionally, Humanity in Action covers the costs of many meals and public transport during programming times of the Fellowships.

However, Fellows should plan to bring spending money for food outside of programming times and social activities during the fellowship program. Fellows are also responsible for financing the cost of getting to their program city and of returning to their home from either Strasbourg, where the Humanity in Action Fellowships end with the International Humanity in Action Conference, or their program city, to which Humanity in Action will arrange travels from Strasbourg.

The type of accommodation Fellows stay in and the net cost share that Fellows should expect to contribute for all remaining meals that are not provided by Humanity in Action as well as for social activities depends on the programming city:

Berlin: Humanity in Action advises Fellows to bring an estimate of EUR 450,- to Berlin for food and off-programming activities. Accommodation in Berlin will be covered for all Fellows who are not already based in Berlin.

Copenhagen: Humanity in Action advises Fellows to bring an estimate of EUR 500,- to Copenhagen for food and off-programming activities. Accommodation in Copenhagen will be covered for all Fellows from Germany.

Sarajevo: Humanity in Action advises Fellows to bring an estimate of EUR 350,- to Sarajevo for food and off-programming activities. Accommodation in Sarajevo will be covered for all Fellows from Germany.

Warsaw: Humanity in Action advises Fellows to bring an estimate of EUR 350,- to Warsaw for food and off-programming activities. Accommodation in Warsaw will be covered for all Fellows from Germany.

 

Humanity in Action encourages all applicants who do not see themselves in a position to cover the above-outlined extra costs to apply. Additional support may be provided to individuals facing financial hardship with documented need.