Humanity in Action Landecker Democracy Fellowship Program 2022-2023

Deadline: July 17, 2022.

Humanity in Action Landecker Democracy Fellowship Program 2022-2023

Humanity in Action launched the Landecker Democracy Fellowship in 2020 in partnership with the Alfred Landecker Foundation. Annually, the Fellowship brings together 30 diverse leaders from the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States who spend one year creating projects that reinvent democratic spaces. Each year, the Fellowship focuses on a different set of democratic challenges. With our financial support, programming, and guidance, the third cohort of #LandeckerFellows will work together from November 20, 2022 to November 19, 2023. They will build community and maintain close ties to the Alfred Landecker Foundation and the Humanity in Action alumni networks beyond their Fellowship.

The Landecker Democracy Fellowship annually supports diverse changemakers in unpacking and addressing historic and contemporary systems of inequity. The 2022/23 cohort brings together 30 Fellows to realize project ideas that tackle some of the democratic challenges and opportunities of our digital age.

The Objective

Our goal for this Fellowship is to build a new generation of leaders who shape democracy and community-building through their approaches to political and societal challenges. We support them in their efforts to bring about societal change and to strengthen democracy. Our Fellows plan, design, and implement civic engagement projects in public spaces both on- and offline, in local, national, regional, or international settings. By fostering strong partnerships, our intention is for our Fellows to develop a meaningful and sustained impact in society.

The Fellows for the Humanity in Action Landecker Democracy Fellowship Program 2022-2023

Our Landecker Fellows are young professionals with demonstrated leadership experience. They commit to actively shaping their communities and democracy at large alongside their other life commitments. Our Fellows have the motivation, vision, experience, and networks it takes to shape society. This program is made for them to use these skills to create tangible action. Our Fellows come from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to politics, business, the arts, activism, tech, community organizing, and academia. Landecker Fellows have vastly different identities and ideas, but share democratic values. They are collaborative, passionate, hands-on, and empathic. They feel responsible for facilitating societal change and want a framework to make this possible. Born in or after 1980, they are based in the European Union, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. By designing and implementing a civic project that has a publicly visible and tangible impact, our Fellows serve as inspirations for other Millennials who struggle to believe in their power to create change.

The Program

From November 20, 2022 to November 19, 2023, Fellows design and implement their projects. Humanity in Action provides guidance, programming, and supervision through a virtual and on-site training and community building program throughout the year. Fellows draw upon their existing networks and the new connections they make to implement their projects. In the process, they build a unique and supportive community of changemakers.

The Projects

The common denominator of our 2022/23 Fellows projects is that they all revolve around the challenges and opportunities of democracy in the digital age. The projects take place at the intersection of technology and social justice, and may vary widely in focus, methodology, scope, and target groups.

Together and individually, our Fellows explore an array of complex questions, develop responses, and implement tangible actions that reach broad audiences. While each project is different, they all leverage or challenge the use of technology as shapers of democracy in the 21st century. Project implementation takes place in the European Union, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, or the United States.

The Support

As part of the program, each Landecker Fellow receives a stipend of a total of 10,000 Euro (paid out in monthly installments). Additionally, they receive up to 5,000 Euro in seed funding for the implementation of their project idea. All training expenses are covered, as are travel and accommodation costs for the in-person Action Academy.


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