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Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Regional Summer School

Deadline: June 8, 2019

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, represented through its offices in Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco, welcomes applicants from Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa to apply for the 7th Regional Summer School, that will take place between July 29 – August 4, 2019, in Amman, Jordan.

The Summer School will provide participants with interesting insights and different viewpoints from the region and offer an excellent platform for exchanging ideas and sharing experiences. The program promotes networking among civil society actors, researchers, and activists in the region working in the fields of citizen participation and intervention in the urban space, local governance, sustainable development, gender and environment.

The topic of this year’s Regional Summer School will be “Our Cities Our Future: Civic Engagement in Urban Sustainable Development.” The Summer School will include lectures, focus groups, round table discussions, workshops, an excursion in the city of Amman and plenty of open space to debate with the other participants.


  • Travel and accommodation costs of the participants will be covered by the respective Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung office.


  1. Candidates must be between the ages of 23 and 35
  2. Candidates who reside in and/or hold the nationality of one of the following countries: Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Iraq or Syria;
  3. The Summer School will be conducted in Arabic and English. A good command of English will be beneficial. Preparation material in English will be circulated before the Summer School. Therefore, please indicate your command of English in the motivation letter.
  4. Open to active change makers in civil society, who are engaged in grassroots initiatives related to sustainable urban development as well as researchers
  5. Candidates with diverse backgrounds, including environmental studies, architecture and urban studies, the arts, social and political sciences and gender studies etc are encouraged to apply;


In order to be considered for the Regional Summer School 2019, please submit the following documents:

  1. A filled out application form;
  2. An updated CV;
  3. A short paper (2 pages maximum) focusing on the topic of the Summer School and showing the applicant’s knowledge as well as their ability to work independently and creatively. To this end, the applicant should choose a topic from within the subject area and point out its relevance to their local or national context, e.g. by introducing an exemplary project, a current debate etc. This could be written in a form of an essay or a short academic paper;
  4. A letter of motivation with a description of your experience and knowledge related to sustainable urban development and civic engagement. Please do not forget to tell us your interest and motivation in attending the summer school and think about how the summer school could benefit you and how you could contribute to the program.

Please submit your application documents via email.

Applicants from Palestine and Jordan are asked to submit their application documents in English to: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Palestine & Jordan office in Ramallah,([email protected])

Applicants from Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Egypt are asked to submit their application documents in English, Arabic, or French to: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Tunis, Ms. Henriette Raddatz ([email protected])

Applicants from Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria are asked to submit their application documents in English, Arabic or French to: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Beirut, Ms. Corinne Deek (c[email protected])

Applicants from Morocco are asked to submit their application documents in English, Arabic, or French to: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Rabat, Ms. Fatima-Zohra Lamrani (f[email protected])

To download the application form, Click here

For more information, visit The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung .

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