The European Fellowship
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.
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.
Recent Fellowship Speakers
Our program hosts preeminent experts in a wide range of domains: from the European Parliament to the Anne Frank House, we bring the movers and shakers of Dutch society to you.
The Impact of the Fellowship
After the Fellowship, our Fellows run impactful Action Projects in their own communities.
For 11 months following their Fellowship time, Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent social justice venture 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.
Pan Asian Collective
Landecker Democracy Fellow Hui Hui's The Collective is a shared community and (digital) network space where members of Asian communities can connect and expand their networks. The space is the gateway for Asian Dutch to find creatives, role models, and peers while also raising awareness to the many Asian voices and people who are often invisible in mainstream society.
The Jewish Manifesto
Landecker Democracy Fellow Jelle's project aims to increase knowledge about Antisemitism and why and how it differs from other forms of racism and discrimination particularly in the Netherlands, through online content and educational sessions.
Bijlmer Valley - Get Digital
Landecker Democracy Fellow Zawdie Sandvliet is a Social Studies teacher and the initiator of the Afro-Dutch Studies at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His project will create awareness around the historically determined disparities within the Dutch elementary and high school education system when it comes to opportunities and educational results.
Amsterdam Fellowship Vlogs
Senior Fellows as guest speakers of the Amsterdam Fellowship
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 confront intolerance and protect democratic values.
01 Year duration
135 Fellows per year