InterActions enables professional exchange and cooperation between civic initiatives, independent media, research institutes and social business in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. By participating in InterActions, activists, journalists, social entrepreneurs, public policy experts and researchers can choose for themselves a suitable host organisation where they want to be placed.
The deadline is on 30 April 2020.
Placements will take place in September – December 2020, February – May 2021, and June – August 2021. Applicants should have a well-developed idea of what they want to achieve with their InterActions professional exchange. It can be research, skills-development, or any other idea that you want to collaborate on with a host organisation or an invited colleague. Applicants are free to propose any topic.
Applicants must submit a budget proposal of up to €4,000. Up to €3000 of this amount is meant to cover the travel and living expenses of the person visiting the organisation. It can be used to cover flight tickets, accommodation, food, local transportation, telecommunications and other related costs. A fixed sum of €1,000 from the total budget will go to the host organisation as a host fee.
Who is eligible: organisations and individuals from Eastern Europe or Central Asia with proven experience and commitment to civil society, journalism or public policy analysis in their country or region.
Individual or organisations working in one or more of these fields:
- NGOs, civil society groups focused on human rights, ecology, urbanism and other related topics
- Independent media and social media influencers
- Think tanks
- Research institutes engaged with our key themes
- Social business
- IT start-ups with social impact
- Informal education initiatives (for example, online education platforms)