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Конкурс заявок на профессиональный обмен InterActions



The Prague Civil Society Centre has announced a Call for Applications for its InterActions Professional Exchange.

The aim of PCSC InterActions Programme is to enable professional exchange and cooperation between civic initiatives, independent media, research institutes and social business in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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. Applicants should be affiliated with organisations, movements or networks in their home country. Alternatively, an organisation can use the programme to invite an expert from a like-minded organisation to be placed with them.

Applicants should decide what they want to gain from their professional exchange and how to achieve it. They need to agree on it with either their host organisation or their invited guest (depending who is the applicant) before submitting their application. As part of the application process for the InterActions Programme, the applicant should submit a proposal with a general concept for their professional exchange.

The Prague Civil Society Centre will select the participants based on the concepts they submit as part of their application. Successful candidates will be provided with financial support to cover the costs related to their exchange.

What kind of professional exchange proposals will get support?

They welcome all ideas, but the applications should include a concrete description of:

        What applicants expect to gain from the expertise of their host organisation/invited colleague.

        What kinds of tasks or activities will take place during the exchange and how will they help the applicant reach their goals.

        How will the knowledge acquired during the exchange contribute to the work of the applicant’s organisation.

Proposals for purely academic research are not likely to be supported, nor are applicants who want to work on their PhD thesis.

Applicants will be shortlisted to the InterActions programme based on their applications and the general concept of the exchange. Those who are shortlisted will be asked to submit a more detailed plan for the exchange.

What is covered?

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. Organisations applying to the programme under Track 2 can choose to allocate a part of their host fee as an honorarium for the invited guest and use the remaining amount to cover other expenses.

The final amount of financial support awarded varies depending on the length and location of the InterActions exchange. Society Centre kindly ask applicants to be modest and realistic in their budget proposals and to look into more economic options when calculating, for example, accommodation or travel costs. The budget proposal is one of the criteria we take into consideration when selecting participants. The final amount to be awarded is subject to change before funding is allocated.

Eligibility Criteria

        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 their key themes

        Social business

        IT start-ups with social impact

        Informal education initiatives (for example, online education platforms)

        Applicants should have proven experience and commitment to their field in their country or region.

Deadline: 30 April 2020 For more information, visit https://praguecivilsociety.org/call-for-applications-interactions-professional-exchange/