For 2022 the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility is launching a call for ‘Solidarity Fellowships’ to support civil society activists and civically minded women and men who demonstrate a deep commitment to leading a civil response to the war in Ukraine as part of the emergency support under the theme of #StandWithUkraine.
- Emergency support and relocation / evacuation for Ukraine-based civil society activists and their families
- Support to Ukrainian CSOs and activists with fund-raising and mobilisation of international support
- Facilitating local communities respond to the needs of IDPs and refugees. This includes local communities outside Ukraine, in other Eastern Partnership countries.
- Support to CSOs (both Ukrainian CSOs and CSOs outside the country) to provide basic services in and for communities impacted by the war (such as contributing to the improvement of
health services, education, other public services required by vulnerable groups, etc.)
- Human Rights violations and gathering evidence for future investigations
- Mitigating misinformation campaigns about the crisis and about refugees
- Supporting IDPs and refugees to access any relevant information including through civic tech solutions, etc
- Advocacy campaigns and actions related to conflict resolution/peace building/etc.
- Successful Fellows will be able to obtain around 5,000 EUR in financial support for their Fellowship.
- The Solidarity Fellowships are designed for civil society activists from the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
- In order to be eligible for a fellowship the applicant must:
- be a natural person;
- be a national of one of the following Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine);
- be above 18 years old;
- not previously have benefited from the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship programme;
- have a proven track record of: working (including by volunteering) either in a civil society organization, including trade unions, cooperatives, or professional association, or with a civic engagement group or initiative group and/or taking a leading role in his/her community by advancing issues related to public service delivery and accountability, and/or applying civic tech1 solutions to community needs and accountability;
- have a good working level of English, as well as have appropriate language skills for the chosen location of the proposed action;
- assume responsibility for the action proposed and show commitment for the action proposed.
- As proof of eligibility, an applicant for the Solidarity Fellowships should be able to provide a recommendation letter by a relevant and reputable civil society organization or civic initiative group. The applicant does not need to be employed by that organization.
For more information, visit https://eapcivilsociety.eu/news/fellowships-news/2022-solidarity-fellowships.html