The Berlin Fellowship
June 1 – 23, 2021 (virtual)
Placing Germany’s human rights realities today into the context of its colonial history and the Holocaust.
For historical lessons in catastrophic human rights violations, there are few more powerful case studies than Germany. The Berlin Fellowship looks at the country’s past to better see its present.
A focal point of German colonialism, the Weimar Republic, National Socialism and the Cold War, the city does not only carry enormous historical significance. It continues to be a pivotal point for contemporary social justice struggles including the accommodation of asylum seekers fleeing more recent atrocities.
Home to a diverse range of communities in a city that never sleeps, Berlin offers a unique landscape to view the social, cultural, and historical clashes taking place across European democracies. Berlin Fellows examine contemporary questions around identity formation and societal pluralism seen through the lens of those affected.
The 2020 Berlin Fellowship takes place in partnership with Goethe University Frankfurt/Main.
Our Fellowship Partners and Supporters in 2020
Candle Light Döner for Victims of racist violence in Germany
Senior Fellow Walid Ahmed Khan Malik organized two online empowerment dinners and dialogues featuring inputs from experts on racial violence.
A discussion space for the whole city
During his Action Project Yannik Roscher created a new spaces for democratic coexistence, where people who are underrepresented in public discourse are involved in the process. His project took primarily place in Frankfurt/ Main and focused on social justice, democracy and social cohesion.
Broadening Our Scope: Trainings for local NGO volunteers in Thessaloniki
Senior Fellow Sofia Koudouni organized training seminars for volunteers of local non-governmental organizations in Thessaloniki. The trainings raised awareness on various topics such as veganism, zero and low waste tactics, work ethics, and life in the Roma community.
Become a Fellow
Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people resist intolerance and protect democratic values.
01 Year duration
150 Fellows per year