This programme aims to strengthen civil society in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and international cooperation of NGOs by means of fellowship. The principal objectives of the program have been as follows:
1. To give CEE foundations and NGO staff the opportunity to develop their professional skills with an international and practical orientation,
2. To support civil society in CEE by improving the management competences of staff members,
3. To trigger or deepen contacts and cooperation between non-profit institutions in CEE and Western Europe.
After the first round in early 2005, the second round will take place in spring 2006, bringing fellows from Central and Eastern Europe to foundations and NGOs in Germany, the United Kingdom and other pre-2004 EU member states. The fellowships are offered for young leaders and senior managers of foundations and NGOs located in Bulgaria
, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia
They will last between three and twelve weeks, allowing the fellows to work intensively on focus topics defined by themselves in agreement with the host institutions. The fellowships are framed by an introductory and a final seminar, and fellows can receive further financial support for additional training, alongside with reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs etc.
All individual candidates
have to apply until 7th November
for the 2006 round.
Complete information about the International Fellowship Program, as well as contact data and the relevant applications forms, are available at: www.bosch-stiftung.de/ifp