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Hungary’s Crackdown on NGOs – Part of Global Trend


WRITTEN BY ADAM PICKERING AND JOHN HOLM On September 23rd, President Barack Obama told delegates at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative that from “Hungary to Egypt, endless regulations and overt intimidation increasingly target civil society.” On one hand, this is a welcome step in the fight against the tide of regressive policies and rhetoric aimed […]

The Marc de Montalembert Foundation Grant of EUR7,000 to Mediterranean Region

Deadline: 15 November 2014 The Marc de Montalembert Foundation invites scholarship grant applications from young people who are nationals of or born in a country bordering the Mediterranean Sea for projects that increase the knowledge and understanding of the heritage and know-how of the region. The Foundation aims at developing a better knowledge of the […]

Uncivil Societies: Foreign Funding of NGOs


The International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, Human Rights Watch, Transparency International: to most people these and thousands of other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) sound like outfits whose work should be welcomed and encouraged. But that is not how it looks to plenty of governments. In the last few years, around 20 countries […]

Apply for NFP/MSP to participate in The Hague Academy Short Courses 2015


Deadline: 21 October 2014 The Hague Academy for Local Governance offers various short courses for professionals working in municipalities, Ministries, NGOs and training or research institutes and other government bodies to strengthen their capacities leading to effective performance in the workplace. The Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) and Middle-East and North-Africa (MENA) Scholarship Program (MSP) support […]

Euro-Arab Artists plan your trip with the Roberto Cimetta Fund

Deadline: 30 September 2014 The Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF) and the Ministry of Culture of Iraq invite Euro-Arab artists and cultural operators in all the sectors (priority is given to literature, visual art, performing art) to take part in a training session or residency, and attend a seminar or conference. Priority will be given to […]