Call for Applications for the EU's 2022 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme!


The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility is delighted to announce that its prestigious EU-funded Fellowship programme is now looking for its 7th cohort of Fellows.

The main objective of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowships is to support civil society activists or civically minded women and men who demonstrate a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. The Fellowships will build the Fellows’ capacity to constructively engage with communities and authorities and contribute to reforms in the EaP countries. You can find out more information by reading the Fellowship Application Guidelines 2022.

  • Provide you with tailored training and coaching.
  • Support you with 5,000 EUR to implement your Fellowship activities.
  • Give you access to networking opportunities and promote you as a civil society leader.
  • Allow you to become part of our Fellowship alumni network.
  • Strong sense of integrity.
  • Desire to lead a change process in your community.
  • Commitment to learning and sharing your learning with others.
  • Supportive of the values of the EU.
  • Ability to assume responsibility for the action proposed.
  • Be a natural person and not a legal entity (Fellowships are only awarded to individuals and NOT to organisations!).
  • Have a proven commitment to civil society, activism, and civil leadership, or a desire to develop technological solutions for community needs.
  • Be 18 years old or above. For those who are acquainted with the previous Fellowship (2017-2020) requirements, please note that there is no longer an age restriction for applicants other than being at least 18 years old!
  • Be a citizen of one of the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine.
  • Have good English language skills.
  • Applicants should download and carefully read the full Fellowship Application Guidelines 2022!
  • Find out more about the fellowship programme by checking out our 2022 Fellowship Fact Sheet and check the 10 Tips from Current Fellows.
  • The first step in the application process is the submission of your Fellowship Concept Note (through this online form). Applicants with Concept Notes which meet the required evaluation criteria will be invited to make a Full Application
  • Join our Info Session Webinar for potential applicants on 21st of September 2022 (more details soon!).
  • The applications for the 2022 cohort of Fellows will close on 15th of October 2022IMPORTANT: Submitted Concept Forms are assessed on a rolling basis, so the sooner applicants make a submission the quicker they will find out if they can move on to the Full Application stage and, if successful, the sooner they will be able to begin their Fellowship!
  • 2022 Fellowships will indicatively be awarded in January 2023 and start implementation soon after.

If you want to know more about the current Fellows (2017 – 2022) check the relevant links here or go to see the Fellows profiles