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Ilko Kucheriv Democracy Fellowship Program open for applications
Professionals at independent democracy and human rights advocacy NGOs and think-tanks from Ukraine are invited to apply for Ilko Kucheriv Democracy Fellowship Program, announced by PASOS and its partnering network members - the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (IKDIF) and the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA).
The programme, which is named after Ilko Kucheriv, a prominent activist in the Ukrainian civil-society movement is running for the third year and focuses on specific democratic transformation issues, such as media freedom, constitutional law, parliamentary democracy, judiciary, gender equality, public opinion research, electoral processes, free and fair elections, and building democratic awareness among the public.
Fellows will work with the hosting institute for a six-month period or project co-operation and mentoring, and spend four weeks in the office of the hosting think-tank. Fellowships will also provide one-on-one, hands-on training with the host institute’s expert as mentor. The goal is to provide a mentoring opportunity for an in-depth, on-site, and interactive experience in democratic transformation and protection of human rights.
The deadline for applications is April 16, 2014.