UNAOC Fellowship Programme 2018: Fostering Youth Resilience to Prevent Violent Extremism and Build Sustainable Peace

Deadline: 8 April 2018

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the 2018 edition of its Fellowship Programme.

The theme of the Fellowship 2018 being “Fostering youth resilience to prevent violent extremism and build sustainable peace”, candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields.

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide participants with first hand exposure to cultural diversity, while interacting with a wide range of local actors and partners. In every country they visit, participants will acquire crucial comprehension tools to help them understand the plurality of their host country’s culture, politics, society, religion, and media.

The Call is open to participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible as EUNA candidates, applicants must be:
    • Nationals from the United States, Canada, or a country member of the Council of Europe (plus Belarus)
    • Born between January 1st 1983 and December 31st 1993
    • Fluent in English
    • Working directly with youth in the field of peace-building and/or the prevention of violent extremism.
    • In possession of a passport valid at least 6 months beyond June 2018 (January 1st 2019 and beyond)
    • Available to travel for a period of 15 days in June or July 2018 as scheduled by UNAOC. Final dates will be confirmed 4 weeks before departure.
    • Must not have participated in any UNAOC programme.
  • To be eligible as MENA candidates, applicants must be:
    • Nationals from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, or Yemen.
    • Born between January 1st 1983 and December 31st 1993
    • Fluent in English
    • Working directly with youth in the field of peace-building and/or the prevention of violent extremism.
    • In possession of a passport valid at least 9 months beyond October 2018 (August 1st 2019 and beyond)
    • Available to travel for a period of 15 days in October or November 2018 as scheduled by UNAOC. Final dates will be confirmed 4 weeks before departure.
    • Must not have participated in any UNAOC programme.

How to Apply

Fellows can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, or Yemen

For more information, please visit UNAOC Call for Applications.

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