Application Deadline:February 21, 2021.
In cooperation with Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and as part of the Educational Network Understanding Europe, the Schwarzkopf Foundation awards four fellowships to young European educators in 2021. The fellowships aim to develop new workshops focusing on democratic citizenship education in the digital public sphere. These new workshops and their didactic approaches are targeted at students 13-years and older and should therefore be diversity-oriented, low-threshold and open towards the interests and lives of young people.
Introducing these new formats in classrooms, we aim to strengthen the democratic competences of students and young adults in the digital age by creating a space for them to reflect and discuss on topics such as: democratic participation in digital spaces, representation of marginalized groups through digitalization, and the role of social media and social movements in a digital Europe. For the fellows, the programme offers a distinct opportunity to professionalise their social commitment and passion for low-threshold and diversity-oriented educational work.
The fellowship is primarily aimed at young Europeans between the ages of 18 and 27 who already have practical experience in diversity-oriented educational work – preferably in the field of peer education. They should be willing to use and reflect their knowledge of representation and participation, diversity , power structures, anti-discrimination, anti-racism, anti-Semitism, and empowerment. Hands-on experience in the usage of audio-visual media would be an asset but not a must. Multilingualism is a plus.
- The duration of the fellowship is six months, from April to September 2021.
- \During that period, the fellows receive financial support of 450 Euro per month as well as pedagogical support by the Schwarzkopf Foundation and Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft.
- On top, fellows are advised by experts on inclusion and diversity as well as by media producers (e.g. journalists, video and audio producers).
- They become part of the Understanding Europe Network which is active in various European countries and get to present their workshop ideas at the European Summer School.
- In addition, fellows will gain hands-on experience in educational practice by testing their formats in different learning settings, e.g. secondary schools or vocational schools. At the end of the fellowship, the results are meant to be published as Open Educational Resources.
How can I apply?
The current call for applications is running from February 3 to February 21, 2021. You can apply via an online form (see below) with a sketch of your idea for a diversity-oriented democratic education workshop focusing on digitalization.
More information on the educational approach and formats of Understanding Europe in English can be found here.
Official Website: Fellowship-Program Digital Europe 2021