Civil Society Facility South Dialogue Fellowship Programme 2016 for CSOs from the MENA Region ( Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 10 March 2016 (4.00 pm Tunis Time).

Location: European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) Neighbourhood South: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine1


  • It will be managed by the Civil Society Facility South (CSFS) in Tunis on behalf of the European Commission (DG NEAR), in close collaboration with partner CSOs from the region.
  • This programme will cover trainings’ fees. – Tunisia and Syria.

Young people have played a significant role in the recent Arab movements, demanding basic human 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 to involve Youth into policy making and dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean region. It will support the creation of a network of fellows, meeting quarterly during the year, to share experience, monitor progress and provide mutual support.


  • Applicants must be a member (or staff) of a Civil Society Organisations from the Neighbourhood South Region and comply with the definition below:
  • The EU considers CSOs to include all non-State, not-for-profit structures, non-partisan and non-violent, through which people organise to pursue shared objectives and ideals, whether political, cultural, social or economic. Operating from the local to the national, regional and international levels, they comprise urban and rural, formal and informal organisations. They include membership-based, cause-based and service-oriented CSOs. Among them, community-based organisations, non-governmental organisations, faith-based organisations, foundations, research institutions, Gender and LGBT organisations, cooperatives, professional and business associations, and the not-for-profit media. Trade unions and employers’ organisations, the so-called social partners, constitute a specific category of CSOs.

Countries Eligible:

  • Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Syria

Eligible CSOs from eligible countries are to make ONE proposition based on these requirements:

  •  applicant per organization (CSO);
  • Proposed applicant should be within the age limits of 25-36 years old;
  • Proposed applicant has at least 3 years-experience being involved in sectorial projects,
    specifically in actions of advocacy and policy dialogue;
  • English or/and French language proficiency in addition to Arabic will be required.

Required Documents to Apply:

  • Written application from the applicant’s CSO explaining and supporting the candidacy;
  • Motivation letter from the applicant in Arabic; translated in either English or French, and
    co-signed by the CSO; (please download the form here : download link)
  • 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. Some activities will be held in English (forMashrek participants) and French (Maghreb): a good command of English or French is required.
  • Eligible applications are invited to be submitted to: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Civil Society Facility South Dialogue Fellowship Programme 2016 


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