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Fully Funded EU Parliament's Sakharov Fellowship 2022

Fully Funded EU Parliament’s Sakharov Fellowship 2022

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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 at the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice. The empowering program for human rights defenders has been organized annually since 2016 further to an initiative taken by the Sakharov Prize Community at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Sakharov Prize.

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Under the Sakharov Fellowship training program, human rights defenders will

  • enhance their knowledge of EU and international human rights frameworks, policies and mechanisms and
  • develop capacities to advocate for and effect positive change to protect human rights.
  • Beyond the training, Sakharov Fellows will help grow the network of Sakharov Fellows to share best practices, disseminate the acquired knowledge, and extend awareness of the Sakharov Prize and the Sakharov Community;
  • have the opportunity to maintain links with the work of the European Parliament and continue liaising with EU Delegations in their respective countries.

Benefit From Sakharov Fellowship

  • The Fellowship covers return travel from the country of origin, accommodation in Brussels and Venice, and a daily living allowance.
  • Additionally, We organize the program in person in Brussels and Venice. We can change it to an online format if sanitary conditions require it.

Eligibility for Sakharov Fellowship

  • Firstly, Candidates should have a proven record in campaigning for human rights in an NGO or other organization or in an individual capacity.
  • Secondly, They must have a high level of English, sufficient to follow and contribute to discussion groups and workshops in Brussels and Venice.
  • Thirdly, If the applicants are from Non-EU countries, he/she qualifies for the fellowship.

Application Details

The deadline for applications is midnight 30 January 2022 (CET). Successful candidates will receive a confirmation by email, latest by 4 March 2022. Unsuccessful candidates will not be informed of the reasons why they were not shortlisted or offered a fellowship.

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Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 January,2022
Open toAll
OrganizerEuropean Union



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