Fellowship 2023

Thinking of Europe in Times of Transformation

In cooperation with the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe awards four fellowships for network members across Europe for 2023. The funding supports young educators between the ages of 18 and 27 who deal with issues related to Europe, participation, social justice, and the climate crisis.

Content and goals

This year each of the four Fellows will work on one of the following course topics: Europe, Participation, Social Justice and Climate Justice. Based on a needs analysis they will conduct within the network, they will update the courses (on the basis of our toolbox structure) with new perspectives, examples, methods and inclusive approaches. For the Fellows, the programme offers a distinct opportunity to professionalise in the area of diversity-oriented non-formal education and format development and to contribute to the success of our course offer for schools.

Funding and support

The Fellows receive financial support of €450 per month for a funding period of half a year as well as pedagogical counselling from the Understanding Europe team and mentors (experts in educational matters and on the respective topics).

Project stages

The Fellowship consists of the following project stages: after carrying out a needs analysis with the network the Fellows will  updating one of the four courses of Understanding Europe. Then, they will test the reworked courses at schools and with the network. In a last step, the Fellows present the new courses at the European Summer School (August 24-27 in Berlin).

Obligations as a Fellow

  • You produce monthly short videos or social media posts (including 5-7 interviews with selected experts and civil society)
  • You are required to participate in the three main events

How can I become a Fellow?

If you are a member of our network, please apply until January 29, 2023, using the online form and attaching the repective documents. If you have any questions or need more information about the program, please feel free to contact our project manager Ane Cenecorta.

Please note: the 2023 fellowship is not available to persions outside of the network.