7 January 2019
Venice and Brussels
European Parliament Sakharov Prize
The European Parliament’s Sakharov Fellowship offers up to 14 human rights defenders selected from non-EU countries the opportunity to follow a two week intensive training in Brussels and the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice. It has been organised annually since 2016 further to an initiative taken by the Sakharov Prize Network at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Sakharov Prize.
The Brussels programme focuses on EU policies and tools in support of human rights defenders, accessing funding, developing communications skills, and raising awareness of specific security challenges facing human rights defenders. It further includes meetings with Members of Parliament, officials of the EU institutions and Brussels-based NGOs. The Fellows will also have space for individual advocacy and networking activities.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Human rights
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
From 1 – 13 April 2019
- Candidates should have a proven record in campaigning for human rights in a NGO or other organisation or in an individual capacity
- They must have a high level of English, sufficient to follow and contribute to discussion groups and workshops in Brussels and Venice.
The Fellowship covers:
- Return travel from the country of origin.
- Accommodation in Brussels and Venice.
- Daily living allowance.
First Step: provide your personal information.
Second Step: fill in the form your experience in defending human rights (250 character for each question).
Third Step: fill in the form your current occupation and your motivation to join.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Aya Nasser/ Egypt”
Reviewed by” Nashwa Attallah/ Egypt ”
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