Funded by the Black Sea NGO Trust for Regional Cooperation, the Civil Society Development Foundation’s Black Sea Fellowship has been launched in its third phase. It seeks to contribute to confidence building in the Black Sea region, to encourage mutual understanding and cooperation, to strengthen capacity and coordination of civil society organizations in the region.
The Black Sea NGO Fellowship aims to bring 12 young civil society leaders from the wider Black Sea region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine.
The specific objectives are:
- To engage young civil society leaders from the countries of the the wider Black Sea region in the framework of regional cooperation;
- To support bilateral and trilateral common initiatives addressing confidence building targeting civil society in the countries of the wider Black Sea region;
- To develop the capacity of young civil society leaders and NGOs to engage in regional bilateral cooperation;
- To further support the development of the Black Sea NGO Forum through continuing the creation of a network of young civil society leaders promoting regional.
Profile of the candidates:
- Young civil society leaders (18 – 27 years old) working with civil society organizations / civil society groups in the targeted countries.
- The selected candidates will have strong leadership attributes, a good experience of involvement in civil society initiatives, a strong academic background and openess towards regional cooperation.
- The communication language of the program is English. The candidates will have to prove a good command of English as a foreign language in both writing and speaking.
Deadline for applications: 21 September 2012
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