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The Berlin Fellowship


The Humanity in Action journey begins with a rich summer experience of inquiry, debate, and community building rooted in trust and empathy.


Photo: ©Sharon Nathan, 2022 European Fellow

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Photo: ©Sharon Nathan, 2022 European Fellow



Photo: Courtesy of EVZ Foundation, 2022 European Fellowship Fellows


One thing that the Fellowship gave me is the confidence of stepping into a new group with trust, knowing that beautiful thoughts and friendships will come out of it and that you form the best thoughts together with other people.”


Zaza van de Koppel, 2022 European Fellowship in Berlin and Amsterdam

The Structure

  1. The International Program | June 5 and 6, 2023 (virtual)
    We will virtually join the entire international 2023 Human in Action cohort of about 100 Fellows to discuss community building, relevant human rights issues and courses for civil engagement.
  2. The Berlin Fellowship | June 8 – 23, 2023 (in-person in Berlin, Germany)
    About 20 Fellows from Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland and the US will gather in Berlin to learn from local experts, community members, and each other. 
  3. Action Projects and Action Project Lab Series | August 2023 – May 2024 (virtual)
    From September 2023 to May 2024,  Fellows work on their independent Action Project. They meet virtually for the Action Project Lab Series, an online training program designed to assist Fellows implement their projects and to keep in touch with the community.

Recent Fellowship Speakers

Every day, Berlin Fellows meet and discuss with established activists, artists, community members, and policymakers with diverse perspectives on social justice and human rights.

Inside the Fellowship via Facebook Livestream

After the month in Berlin, Fellows run impactful Action Projects in their own communities.

For 11 months following their time in Berlin, 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. Planning for the Action Project began in Berlin.

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2018 Campaign

Our Supporters for the Berlin Fellowship 2023

We thank the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung for their generous support.

Our Fellowship Supporters in the past included

We thank our supporters and partners, hosts, Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action. Your contributions helped to prepare outstanding students for a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility and social justice.

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

06 Cities

150 Fellows per year