Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows Program

In partnership with the Alfred Landecker Foundation, Humanity in Action is launching the Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellowship. For this program, Humanity in Action will also collaborate with the social impact agency Purpose. The Fellowship brings together 30 diverse leaders from Europe and the United States who spend one year working part-time on creating projects that reinvent democratic spaces, strengthen social cohesion and build community against the backdrop of COVID-19’s impact on democracy.

The program seeks fellows who propose projects that will have a meaningful impact.  Fellows must be based in any EU member state, the United Kingdom or the United States. They should be no older than 40 years and show a strong record of civic engagement and leadership experience in their fields.


The Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows are young professionals with demonstrated leadership experience, and they should be under 40 years of age. They have the vision, commitment and networks it takes to shape society. Each of them designs, tests and implements an innovative project that has a publicly visible impact on their communities and beyond. The Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows come from diverse backgrounds including politics, business, the arts, activism and academia. They have vastly different identities and ideas, but share democratic values. The Fellows are collaborative, passionate, hands-on and empathic protagonists. They feel responsible for leading social change. They are based in the European Union, the United Kingdom or the United States.


As part of the program, the Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows receive a Fellowship stipend of a total of 10,000 Euro (paid out in monthly installments). Additionally, they receive 5,000 Euro in seed funding for the implementation of their project idea. All training expenses are covered, as are travel and accommodation costs for the Action Academies in Berlin and Amsterdam.


The application form and instructions are available on the Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows website.


The application deadlines have not been released for the 2022-2023 cycle.


Class Year

  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate
  • Graduate


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple


  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Professional
  • Public Service


  • Europe
  • North America

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