Scholarships for the 2017 Legal Training Program of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

December 9, 2016

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung, a foundation working to secure educational justice, recognize that starting a career in international human rights work can sometimes require more just having the requisite passion, motivation and skills. There can be certain barriers to entry into the profession, i.e. when economic or social considerations prevent potential participants from taking part in our programs. With this in mind, the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung scholarship for ECCHR’s Legal Training Program offers young people with limited financial means and/or from underrepresented geographic and social backgrounds the chance to gain professional experience in human rights work.

This is the second call for scholarship applications from ECCHR and the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung. In the first round of applications scholarships were awarded to six candidates from Costa Rica, Germany, Greece, Kenya, Germany/Egypt and Romania (https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2016/04/14/applications-for-scholarships-for-ecchrs-legal-training-program-now-open/).
The call for applications is aimed at students and young professionals (max one year after graduation) but whose personal and financial situation would make it impossible to participate on an unpaid basis. The scholarship is open to all nationalities. For non-EU citizens the final acceptance is dependent on the issuance of the appropriate visa.

We expressly encourage applications from candidates from the Global South as well as refugees and others with a migration background. For refugees there is flexibility regarding the requirement that applicants must have graduated in the past year.

More info: https://www.ecchr.eu/en/our_work/education-program/legal-training-program/scholarships.html

One Response to “Scholarships for the 2017 Legal Training Program of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights”

  1. Libolio Kithaghenda Says:

    Born 1965, I have from 1982 to 2006 voluntarily worked with Uganda Red Cross Society: Disseminating IHL; Heading the Disaster Prevention and Response Program; Search and Rescue Mission as Red Cross Action Team of Volunteers; Quick Response to psychological trauma and physical injury, resultant of wars, violations, forced displacement and disease epidemics. Would you include in any of your related program activities?


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