60 PARTICIPANTS FROM 12 COUNTRIES
3 UNIQUE WEEKS
Who is the project for?
Are you young and interested in international relations, politics or diplomacy? Would you describe yourself as open-minded and willing to get to know new cultures? Are you engaged in the civil society? Are you a leader in your community and are you looking to meet more leaders in the same age group?
If you can answer most of the questions with a definite ‘YES’, then you should apply for Global-In Fellowship! We offer unforgettable days with around 60 other young leaders from 12 countries in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East.
Who are we looking for?
This year, the project will bring together a group of 16-20 year olds from 12 different countries; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Jordan, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Poland and Sweden.
We are in particular looking for individuals with experience in and/or an interest in international relations, politics, diplomacy or rhetoric, who want to strengthen and develop their communication and debating skills. A high proficiency in English is required, as well as the ability to participate in the entire duration of the program.
Goals of the program
We expect, and hope, that our participants will play important roles in the future. For this reason, Global-In Fellowship is designed as an “out-of-the-classroom” experience, with non-formal teaching methods and interactive learning. Our goal is to develop and strengthen your ability to reach your goals, regardless of where you come from and what background you have.
During both the program workshops and the designated free time, we hope that the participants will learn how to live together in a multinational, multilingual, and pluralistic group of youngsters. Our hope is that participants will not just learn about the political, economic aspects of the modern world, but also gain a diplomatic and open-minded approach to dealing with others that come from different cultures.
Housing and accommodation
In the first days we will stay in a hostel in Berlin in 4- to 8-bed-rooms. In the middle of the program we will move to a hotel where double rooms are offered. You will stay in rooms with other participants of the same gender. The official program will be held in fully equipped conference rooms. Breakfast and dinner will be at the hostel/hotel, lunch will be near the venue.
With the help of funding from the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, and the European Commission’s “Erasmus+” program, Global-In Fellowship is able to cover travel expenses to and from the location. In addition to this, housing and food will be covered. Any expenses outside of the program’s planned activities, that the participant chooses in his or her free-time, are not covered. Unfortunately we cannot cover the costs for visa to Germany, but aid in the application process.
The application deadline for GIF 2016 is over, therefore no applications are possible anymore. To stay updated about GIF and a possible edition of GIF 2017, please follow us on Facebook.
The Earth knows many beautiful cities; only one is good enough to host an innovative, unique and life-enhancing project as Global-In Fellowship: the German capital Berlin.
We didn’t choose the city for beauty reasons. The German capital features a lot more, than a great atmosphere, interesting sights and many different “Kieze” (plural of “Kiez”; a typical neighborhood). Berlin is the clandestine capital of Europe, a centrum of international power and a control center of the freedom in Europe.
Since our project is focusing on a variety of subjects, including politics, social science, international affairs, debate, globalization, and history. Berlin offers many possible venues where these themes may be tied to real world institutions. In addition to providing opportunities to visit Embassies and international organizations, Berlin also hosts the German national parliament, the government, headquarters of political parties, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, among other examples.
We will therefore be able to complete our workshops with visits to the governmental section and meeting with experts that are active in the world we are interested in. The excellence universities in Berlin may support the content of Global-In Fellowship.
The city’s history also played an important role for our choice. It enables us not just to talk about National Socialism and the Cold War, but also to experience those times by visiting memorials as the Concentration Camp “KZ Sachsenhausen”, the Berlin Wall and the Jewish Memorial.
As Berlin is one of the most diverse and tolerant cities in the world, we are perfectly sure to have found the best venue for the Global-In Fellowship.