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Open Call: 9th Fellowship Program for participants from the MENA region

Alisa Karović

Did you hear, 9th Fellowship program for participants from the MENA region, organized by UG Zašto Ne, will be held again this year in Bosnia and Herzegovina?


Yes, MENA Fellowship Program will happen during the period:

 15 June – 15 July 2023



What is this fellowship program about?


This fellowship program aims to provide leaders of civil society organizations/groups from the MENA region with an opportunity to learn and exchange experiences on the topics of using technology for democracy promotion. 

You will explore and learn more about the following programs: fact-checking and promotion of accountability, civic participation, monitoring of the government and political processes, research and advocacy, civic education for elections and the use of technology to improve democratic processes.

Why should you apply?


You will live one month in the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the WB6 countries.

You will visit and meet with other watchdog groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, working closely with various experts from Balkan area watchdog groups, including researchers, journalists, web developers, and technical staff.

Moreover, you will experience new culture, food, improve your networking and change your experience with other fellows.

Don’t forget, if we accept your application, and you become a MENA fellow for this year, you will also have an opportunity to participate in POINT Conference and you will get a chance to work on a project that concerns your work and the work of your organization/group and get both seed funding and mentoring on your work.

Apply here!


Deadline for application: March 3, 2023

Selected participants will be provided with a residential fellowship at the offices of UG Zašto ne (CA Why not) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina for one month. Travel, accommodation and  expenses will be covered.

The working language of the fellowship is English.

For any further explanations, please contact us at [email protected] with the following subject: MENA Fellowship 2023


We are waiting for your application!