2016 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 in GrantsRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 September 2016 Open to: non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless of nationality and borders, having a field initiative or project to be implemented in France or abroad Grant: 5 prize winners will receive a medal and share a total sum of EUR 70,000


The prize was set up in 1998 to recognize and support the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders. The prize is awarded to projects that are linked to one of the below themes:

Defending and Protecting Migrants: Applications can be submitted for projects that aim to help and support migrants by defending and protecting their rights. The prize may be awarded to projects demonstrating innovative, concrete action... Read More »

Robert F. Kennedy Legal Fellowships

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 in Fellowship, ScholarshipsRespond to this post »

Deadline: on a rolling basis Open to: international candidates who have experience with regional and international human rights law and norms Fellowship: a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings + other benefits


Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is currently accepting applications from students and recent graduates interested in applying to Equal Justice Works, Soros, Skadden, or other post-graduate public interest fellowships and seeking a fellowship host.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights was founded as a living memorial to Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Ever since, it has honored journalists, authors, and human rights activists who, often at great personal risk and sacrifice, are on the frontlines of the international movement for human rights... Read More »

Nominations Open for the Council of Europe North-South Prize!

Posted on August 19th, 2016 in ContestsRespond to this post »

Deadline: 8 September 2016 Open to: grass root activists, other personalities recognized for their commitment to the principles referred, an organisation or individual Award: the prize is honorific commending the prize-winner’s achievements

About the Award

The Council of Europe (CoE) invites nominations for its 2016 North-South Prize in the following areas:

Defense and promotion of human rights and pluralist democracy; The development of intercultural dialogue; The reinforcement of the North-South partnership and solidarity.

The prize is awarded every year to two personalities, preferably one from the North and the other from the South. The prize rewards their commitment to the defense and promotion of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law as well as to the development of agricultural dialogue and the reinforcement of... Read More »

Human Rights Prize of the French Republic

Posted on August 19th, 2016 in ContestsRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 September 2016 Open to: individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad Prize: EUR 70.000


Applications are now open for the 2016 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government.

Theme 1: Defending and protecting migrants.

Migrants account for 3.2% of the world population; All regions of the world and all population groups are now concerned. Despite this diversification of migratory movements and the fact that human mobility is inevitable in our globalized world, the countries of the North remain obsessed by the fear of an “invasion” of poor migrants from the South. The volume of migration between countries of... Read More »

Amnesty International: 3 Positions for Regional Researchers

Posted on August 18th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 21 August 2016 Open to: experienced researchers with excellent research and report-writing skills Remuneration: USD 56,180


Amnesty International is moving closer to the ground! As part of this exciting change, they are looking for three experienced Researchers to join Amnesty International’s new Middle East North Africa Regional Office, based in Tunis, in order to shape and develop our human rights research across the region. As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to the advocacy and lobbying work.

The job will be to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare reports and human rights action... Read More »

European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe

Posted on July 18th, 2016 in Master, ScholarshipsRespond to this post »

Deadline: 10 September 2016 Open to: candidates who hold a university degree in disciplines relevant to human rights; in particular law, social, political sciences and humanities from an accredited university Scholarships: depending on the Target Group, students will receive study grants


The European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (ERMA) is an international, full time, interdisciplinary Programme focused on the development of democracy and human rights in South East Europe. It is a joint initiative by University of Sarajevo, CIS Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and University of Bologna, IECOB Institute for Central Eastern and Balkan Europe, jointly co-financed by the European Union through the EIUC (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization) and... Read More »

„Training Camp for Human Rights Facilitators” in Romania

Posted on July 4th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 15 July 2016 Open to: youth leaders, workers coming from Italy, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey and Poland Venue: 6-15 August 2016, Sacelu and Craiova, Romania


The „Training Camp for Human Rights Facilitators” is designed to empower 36 young people to promote and multiply HRs activities inside the local civil society as active European citizens. Through high quality innovative learning program they will discover how to increase the number and quality of community HRs activities for different groups.

The results “Ready!Set!Flash-mob” on FLASH-MOB method –and “16 Ready to apply designed sessions on HRs” will be widely spread in partner countries by coordinators and participants while the methodology will foster active participation in the society, promote respect for cultural diversity and... Read More »

Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI)

Posted on June 10th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 June 2016 Open to: practicing lawyers and legal counselors working with human rights or women’s rights NGOs Venue: 27 September- 4 October 2016, Bulgaria


Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), in cooperation with its partners the Advocates for Human Rights from Minnesota, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights /ESCR-Net/ and the European Women Lawyers’ Association/ EWLA/ are pleased to announce the Call for Applications to participate in the Training Programme of the Sixth Round of the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI), 2016-2017. The first session of the Institute will be followed by a workshop of the International Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

It is the first-of-its-kind programme aimed at building and developing the capacity... Read More »

“Culture.World.We.” Youth Project in Ukraine

Posted on June 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline:  26 June 2016 Open to: participants between the ages of 15 and 23 years old, from Germany or Ukraine Venue: 26 July – 3 August 2016 in Lviv, Ukraine


“Culture.World.We.” is a youth exchange on the topic of human rights which will take place in Lviv, Ukraine from 26 July – 3 August 2016.

Through exploring cultures you are going to explore the meaning of human rights as fundamental democratic values by use of non-formal learning methods. Main focus will be on the media theater and video making in a way of how can we use those media to send a message to the communities.

The following topics will be tackled:

Human rights today: understanding the meaning and value; Human rights in different cultures and different cultures of human rights; Why and how do I practice human rights? How it impacts me... Read More »

Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights

Posted on June 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 26 June 2016 Open to: students and new graduates from the Western Balkan and EU who are especially interested in democracy, human rights and the rule of law Venue: 4 to 17 September 2016 in Ulcinj/Montenegro


The goal of the Academy is to promote academic education on democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the Western Balkan region as a specific focus. The Academy establishes a link connecting academia and practice, promoted through an interdisciplinary and interactive format.

The intense two-week programme includes courses and workshops on different thematic fields such as concepts of democracy in a globalized world, the international and regional human rights instruments and standards (UN, CoE, OSCE, EU), the relevance of the rule... Read More »