The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has launched the Call for Applications for the 2018 edition of its Fellowship Programme. The Call is open to young civil society leaders between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges. The theme of the Fellowship 2018 being “Fostering youth resilience to prevent violent extremism and build sustainable peace”, candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields.
The Call will lead to the selection of a group of twelve participants from Europe, North-America (EUNA) on one end, and a group of twelve participants from the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA) on the other end. Participants from each geographic area will travel to their counterparts’ region for two weeks.
The goal of the Fellowship is to provide participants with first hand exposure to cultural diversity, while interacting with a wide range of local stakeholders. In every country they visit, participants will acquire crucial comprehension tools to help them understand the plurality of their host country’s culture, politics, society, religion, and media.
Candidates have until Sunday April 8th 2018 11:59pm EST to apply.