Civil society Facility South Dialogue Fellows Programme 2017 for Young People from MENA Region (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 12 March 2017 (6:00 pm, Tunis Local Time).

Young people have played a significant role in demanding basic rights for building their future towards sustainable processes.
The Fellowship programme invests in the mobilisation of youth as drivers of change and democracy: it aims at involving Youth into policy making and dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean region. It will support existing youth networks and Youth fellows, to share experience, monitor progress and provide mutual support.

This programme is targeting 30 young CSO representatives aged 24 – 36 years old willing to work at regional/international levels to promote youth role in policy making and dialogue. Participants will come from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine1, Tunisia and Syria.
For this 2017 programme, there will be a specific focus on: peace and partnerships (advocating for CS space; employment and social business), and preventing violent extremism.
3 workshops will take place in the region between April and October 2017.
There will be online coaching between the workshops by CS experts and with the Fellows of the 2016 programme, at local level. Activities in Brussels related to the Civil Society Forum – Neighbourhood South are also to be foreseen.


activities to be held mostly in the European Neighbourhood South and Brussels.
Implementation: This programme will be managed by the Civil Society Facility South (CSFS), based in Tunis on behalf of the European Union (DG NEAR), in close collaboration with partner CSOs from the region and EU Delegations.

Nationalities or Countries of origin to be Eligible:
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine2, Tunisia and Syria

Profile Requirements:
Eligible CSOs from eligible countries can nominate ONE participant based on these requirements:

  • 1 applicant /participant per organization (CSO);
  • Proposed applicant should be within the age limits of 24-36 years old;
  • Proposed applicant has at least 3 years-experience being involved in sectorial projects, specifically in actions of advocacy and policy dialogue;
  • Good Command/ Proficiency in English or/and French language proficiency in addition to Arabic will be required.

Required Documents to Apply:

  • Application forma fully filled out- with recommendations from the applicant’s CSO supporting the candidacy;
  • Motivation letter by the applicant in Arabic; translated in either English or French, and co-signed by the CSO;
  • Curriculum vita of the applicant;
  • Copy of passport or ID (with birth date).


  • Costs related to participation will be covered (flights and visas, accommodation, meals);
  • Selected applicants will receive a confirmation of selection by email. They will have to confirm their presence to all activities. Invitations for obtaining visas will be sent.
  • Workshops will be held mostly in Arabic with translation and interpretation in English and French: a good command of English or French is required.
  • Submission deadline is 12 March 2017 (6:00 pm, Tunis Local Time). To be sent to: [email protected]

Application Procedure:
Applications to be submitted to [email protected] by 12 March 2017 in Arabic, English or French (for the ones in Arabic, a summary of the cover letter and profile should be translated in French or English).Trainings’ fees will be fully covered by the EU.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Civil society Facility South Dialogue Fellows Programme 2017



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