The European Fellowship


The Humanity in Action journey begins with a year-long Fellowship.

Four young women of mixed ethnicities posing and laughing.
Accepting Applicants from:

June 6 – 30, 2022 | in-person Fellowship*


Discussing National Socialist injustices and atrocities as well as remembrance in a European setting to better understand the present.



©Sharon Nathan

©Sharon Nathan

As a city of enormous historical significance, Berlin has served as the capital of German colonialism, the Weimar Republic, and National Socialism. It has also been a focal point in the Cold War and continues to be pivotal for contemporary social justice struggles.
The European Fellowship looks at Germany’s National Socialist past to better understand its present. Fellows from a range of European countries examine the legacy of the Nazi past and its atrocities, the culture of remembrance and how Germany has come to terms with the Shoah. Main topics of inquiry will be Antisemitism, racism and hostility towards the LGBTQI community in historical and contemporary perspective.
The Fellowship will include an excursion to Amsterdam to explore the perspective of a country under German occupation during World War II. For bridging past and present Berlin and Amsterdam offer unique landscapes to explore the social, cultural, and historical tensions that impact our societies today.

The European Fellowship is a partnership of Humanity in Action Germany and Humanity in Action The Netherlands. It is funded by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future  (EVZ) and the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF).

*Due to COVID-19, we reserve the right to modify or cancel the program for reasons beyond our control.

After the month in Amsterdam, our Fellows are tasked with developing impactful Action Projects in their own communities.

Upon completing the four-week Fellowship, Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities.

Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. Past Action projects have been documentaries, arts festivals, and new organizations that serve a public good.

Planning for the Action Project begins during the study portion of the Fellowship, through workshops and collaborative discussion. An Action Project is a part-time commitment—Fellows return to their work or studies at the end of the first month of the Fellowship.

Senior Fellows as guest speakers of the Amsterdam Fellowship

Onze Fellowship Financiers in 2020

Word een Fellow

Elk jaar onderzoeken Humanity in Action Fellows in zes steden in Europa en de Verenigde Staten hedendaagse maatschappelijke vraagstukken om discriminatie en toenemende polarisatie tegen te gaan.

01 Jaar lang

06 Steden

150 Fellows per jaar