2020 EaP Civil Society Fellowships supporting Young Civil Society Leaders in Eastern Partnership Countries

Deadline: 13 January 2020

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility is seeking applications for its 2020 Eastern Partnership (EaP) Civil Society Fellowships with an aim to identify young ambitious/ high-potential/ forward-thinking civil society activists from the EaP region and supporting the development of their leadership skills.


The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowships are an integral part of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility.

The fellowship programme is designed to allow the selected fellows to implement their ideas that result in positive changes in community life and increase their leadership capacity.

The European Union is committed to supporting civil society in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. Developing the leadership capacities and skills of future civil society leaders is one of the commitments made by the European Union in its policy on achieving ’20 Deliverables for 2020’.


The Fellowship Programme will provide support in the following broad areas of activities:

  • Research or monitoring of how public services are delivered at national / community level;
  • Drafting policy papers and recommendations for decision-makers;
  • Supporting mentoring and job shadowing schemes in order to build capacities that can be transferred to other members of the organisation;
  • Advocacy campaigns on issues of public concern;
  • Better tailoring civil society organisations’ activities to citizens’ needs;
  • Developing new solutions for e-transparency and e-participation;
  • Bringing civil society and authorities together to develop common solutions;
  • Strengthening organizations’ capacity to act effectively;
  • Cooperation between civil society organisations, including trade unions and professional associations on issues of common interest;
  • Other areas of activities relevant to the fellows’ communities.

Funding Information

The maximum amount of financial support available within the Fellowship Programme is EUR 5,000 per person.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a fellowship the applicant must:
    • be a natural person;
    • be a national of one of the Eastern Partnership countries (ArmeniaAzerbaijanBelarusGeorgiaMoldovaand Ukraine);
    • be born on or after 01/01/1985;
    • not previously have benefited from the fellowship within this programme;
    • have a proven track record of:
      • working in a civil society organisation, including Trade Unions or professional association
      • taking a leading role in his/her community by advancing issues related to healthenvironment, social development, transparency, etc. in one form or another;
    • 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.

For more information, visit http://eapcivilsociety.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Fellowship-Guidelines-2020-Final.pdf