If topics like gender equality, women empowerment and eliminate violence against women and girls are important for you, you are involved in it, and you want your voice be listened, Young Leaders Programme make this possible!
The European Commission invites 15 young people aged 21-26 from all around the world to play an active role in the European Development Days (EDD) 2018 which takes place in Brussels on 5-6 June.
The Young Leaders Programme will give possibility to 15 young people to go to Brussel for 10 days to meet EU experts, stakeholders and play a leading role in the EDD Programme, and also to get the chance to speak in various session alongside global leaders.
Apply for the programme and get the chance to be one of the 15 participants who will be chosen to speak, with political leaders, about one of the topics which is on the thematic of Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest.
The main themes are :
- Be between 21 and 26 years old
- Have proven commitment and community engagement, to represent the work and impact on development achieved by youth
How to apply: Applicants will have to show leadership and knowledge in one of the EDD 2018 topics, demonstrate expertise in their chosen field, and explain how they will represent young people at the forum. More details on the application form here.
Deadline : 02 March 2018
Note: Travel and accomodation will be covered by the European Comission.
For more information, please visit : eudevdays.eu/youngleaders2018
If you are looking for new job experiences and you are willing to go abroad for that, is better to not miss this online event.
EURES (the European Mobility Portal) organizes Seize the summer an online event which gathers jobseekers and employers from Southern Europe.
This event will provide job opportunities in Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain for young people qualified in tourism, hospitality or catering.
Seize the summer event enable to met employers in the tourism sector from your own home and to have a chance to gain a professional experience while living a great adventure abroad.
This is also an opportunity for employers to promote recruitments needs throughout Europe and meet jobseekers.
If you want to take part in this event is recommanded a registration in advance!
Date of the event: 15 February 2018 between 10:00 and 18:00 (CET)
For more information, please visit: www.europeanjobdays.eu/en/seizethesummer2018
The NON.NO.NEIN campaign is undertaken by the European Commission in order to raise awareness of violence against women (VAW) among the world. Women suffer of discrimation because of their gender, women's rights are violated accross the continent: one in three women has suffered sexual and/or physical violence and has suffered psychologically abusive behaviour by an intimate partner. As well as one in two women has experienced sexual harassment.
Be engaged by joining the campaign NON.NO.NEIN, to combat violence against women.
The NON.NO.NEIN campaign launched a video competition inviting young professionals and students in creative schools, to pitch a concept for an awareness raising video to be used on social media.
The tasks :
- The video addressed to bystenders (People who by not reacting are enablers of VAW) should be short and should raise awareness on violence against women and encourage people to speak out against it.
- The production language is English.
- Trip to Brussels (flights and subsistence costs included for up to 4 persons)
- Meet the European Commission team working on gender equality to discuss the project
- Visit the EU institutions
Deadline : submit your video by the 10th of February 2018, 12h00 CET. The winner will be announced the 8th of March.
To know terms and conditions about video competition check Video Pitch Competition
And for more information about the campaign, please visit NO.NON.NEIN
If you would like to have the chance to live an experience in Japan and you are a student from EU/COSME, the training programme Vulcanus is for you.
With this programme the students will follow :
- one week seminar on Japan
- four months of intensive Japanese language course
- an eight month traineeship in a japanese company
The programme Vulcanus is financed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and the Japanese host company. The students have a grant of 739 € (1.900.000 Yen) and the accomodations is provided free of charge.
When : From september 2018 to august 2019
Eligibility Criteria :
How to apply and deadline: fill the Application Form by the 20 January 2018
For further information on Vulcanus in Japan programme, please visit www.eu-japan.eu/events/vulcanus-japan
COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Further information available on COSME
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
If your organization is eager to help those in distress, and with an aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life, please apply with your project to Help the Homeless.
Help The Homeless is a cost efficient charity with very small overheads, and so is able to distribute a large proportion of its funds to the wide range of organisations nationwide that help some of the UK’s most disadvantaged people.
Help The Homeless fund capital costs of projects with grants of up to £5,000.
* Grants from Help the Homeless are available to small and medium-sized charitable organizations, registered with the Charity Commission;
* Help the Homeless do not make grants to individuals;
* All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance.
Eligible Country: United Kingdom
Deadline: 15 March 2018
For more information, please visit: ben-edwards-o5nq.squarespace.com/applying-for-funding/
''Greatness is a lot of small things done well everyday.''
Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society, including non-governmental organizations and universities.
They support projects to:
* Enhance international security,
* Strengthen economic prosperity,
* Promote environmental stewardship and sustainability,
* Reinforce shared values between the Dutch and American people.
Many of the activities include cultural exchange, exhibitions and conferences.
The U.S. Embassy The Hague encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals.
Eligible Country: Netherlands
Most grants considered are between $5,000 and $25,000.
Deadline: 1 January 2018
For more information, please visit:
''I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon. ''
The Data Journalism Awards competition celebrates outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide. It can be won by any media organization, big or small, non-profit organizations, freelancers and individuals.
This year there are several categories:
* Best data journalism team,
* Innovation in data journalism,
* Investigation of the year,
* Student and young data journalist of the year, etc.
Deadline: 26 March 2018
For more information, please visit: www.datajournalismawards.org/
U.S. Embassy in Zambia is seeking applications for Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) Student Leader programs are intensive short term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.
The program is tentatively scheduled to begin June, 2018.
* Female undergraduate students between the ages of 18-25;
* Should be interested in the topic of Women’s Leadership;
* Have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and therefore committed to return to their home universities following completion of the program;
* Highly motivated and demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community;
* Speak English fluently (participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to be full and active participants in all seminar and panel discussions)
* Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;
* Mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful and inquisitive;
* Willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and educational travel;
* Comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.
Eligible Country: Zambia
Deadline: 15 December 2017
For more information, please visit: zm.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-professional-exchange-programs/
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
Inviting Civil Society Organizations for Funding Projects to Advance & Support Democracy
The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations — both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization.
* Gender equality;
* Community activism;
* Rule of law and human rights;
* Youth engagement;
* Strengthening civil society interaction with Government;
* Media and freedom of information;
* Tools for knowledge;
* Electoral processes.
Eligibility Criteria: The UNDEF supports Local and Global/Regional Projects
Deadline: 20 December 2017
For more information, please visit: www.un.org/democracyfund/apply-funding
The Right Livelihood Award is not an award for the world’s political, scientific or economic elite, but an award for the people and their work and struggles for a better future. The Laureates come from all walks of life: they are farmers, teachers, doctors, or simply, concerned citizens.
The Right Livelihood Award recognizes that, in striving to meet the human challenges of today’s world, the most inspiring and remarkable work often defies any standard classification.
Nominations are open to honor and support courageous people and organizations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems.
The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to “honor and support courageous people and organizations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems”. It has become widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and there are now 166 Laureates from 68 countries.
Eligibility Criteria: Anyone (except the jury and staff members of Right Livelihood Award committee) can propose another person for the nomination.
Deadline: 1 March 2018
For more information, please visit: www.rightlivelihoodaward.org/honour/nominate/
If your organization is keen on maintaining cultural heritage of Ukraine, then the 2018 Ambassadors Funds for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Program is the perfect opportunity for that.
* Cultural Sites this might include (but is not limited to) historic buildings and sites, monuments, and archaeological sites;
* Cultural Objects and Collections from a museum, site, or similar institution includes archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, and general museum conservation activities;
* Forms of Traditional Cultural Expression includes traditional music, dance, indigenous languages, and crafts.
Eligibility Criteria: Reputable and accountable NGO's, museums, ministries of culture are all welcome to participate.
Funding Information: Awards variate from $10,000 to $200,000
Deadline: 20 December 2017
For more information, please visit: ua.usembassy.gov/education-culture/u-s-ambassadors-fund/
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications for the program “2018 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program”.
The Exchange Network Grant Program provides funding for projects that develop the Network and enable timely, on-demand access to environmental data through innovative technologies, improved support systems, and expanded collaboration using shared tools and services.
* Integrate foundational EN services into environmental business processes;
* Increase the number of co-regulator data flows involved in e-reporting;
* Expand data access and availability;
* Improve environmental management business processes through advanced data monitoring and transmittal processes;
* Augment the data and technology management capacity of potential EN partners.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Eligible Country: United States
Deadline: 26 January 2018
For more information, please visit: www.grants.gov/web/grants/home.html
If your Organization is all in and about art, then this opportunity is made for you!
For those Organizations representing art and good practices, currently The Australia Council for the Arts is seeking applications for its Arts Projects Program.
There are going to be a wide range of activities for funding - starting from ideas to creation and development till publication and promotion.
* Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000;
* Supported activities must last no longer than 2 years from the proposed start date.
* Only organizations may apply to this category (also organizations that provide a service to the arts);
* International organizations can apply for projects that benefit practicing Australian artists or their work;
Eligible Country: Australia
Deadline: 6 February 2018
For more information please visit: www.australiacouncil.gov.au/
Human rights are the cornerstone of human dignity, freedom and development in a society. The Human Rights Fund (MRF) supports organizations that work for human rights worldwide.
The government of the Netherlands is seeking applications for its Human Rights Fund to provide grants to organizations that work to promote human rights around the world.
There are several themes for applications facing the Human Rights issues:
* Human rights defenders;
* Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people;
* Most flagrant violations (capital punishment and torture);
* Freedom of expression;
* Internet freedom;
* Freedom of religion and belief;
* Business and human rights;
* Impunity of international crimes;
MRF 2017-2020 grants are intended for projects run by independent, not-for-profit civil society organizations with a legal personality that works in a result-oriented way to protect and promote human rights. In this framework, a ‘civil society organization’ (CSO) is a not-for-profit organization, neither established by a government body nor linked to a government body either de facto or under its constitution, which is a legal person under the civil law.
A total of €19 million is available under the MRF 2017-2020. The minimum grant amount is €500,000 and the maximum €2 million for projects under all themes.
Deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information please visit: www.government.nl/topics/grant-programmes
"I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."
Behind every family of the world, there is a story of migration. The reasons for migration are as diverse as the consequences for human beings and societies. Refugee movement, migration and mobility concern all of us, especially young people and their living environment are affected by migration on different levels.
Schüler Helfen Leben (SHL) is Germany’s largest humanitarian organization managed by young people. Its aim is to empower young people to actively shape their own living conditions and an environment in the context of migration.
* To respond to immediate consequences of migration, which affect (forced) migrants as well as the local community;
* To address longer-term individual and societal impact of migration experiences and histories;
* To contribute to positive perspectives in the region and/or avoid negative consequences of migration.
SHL cooperates with local non-governmental organizations that:
* have participatory and decision-making youth structures in their organizational statute and in daily practice;
* have a proven track record in the proposed activities;
* have the technical, managerial and financial capacity to effectively and efficiently implement its activities;
* share SHL‘s values, including vision, mission, internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour and child protection policies
* use SHL funding to extend their core activities in ways that create additional opportunities for children and youth.
Eligible Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia.
Deadline: 18 December 2017
For more information, please visit: www.schueler-helfen-leben.de/en/home/foundation_shl.html
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