Shaping Europe - Civic Education in Action
International Civic Cooperation

Shaping Europe - Civic Education in Action

Scholarship program for committed Europeans from Central and Southeastern Europe at the start of their careers

Since the pilot phase in 2008 and 2009, the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Robert Bosch Stiftung have awarded 89 scholarships to qualified individuals who are dedicated to advancing political and civic education in their home countries.

Each year, up to 16 scholarships are awarded to active professionals from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. New in 2015: Applicants from Croatia are welcome!

The program is aimed at people at the beginning of their professional careers who wish to be active internationally. They should already be actively promoting democracy and social responsibility in their home countries and be engaged in civic education.

The program’s participants will spend a period of eight to twelve weeks at a German educational institution. During their internship, the scholars will participate in the network of European political education: either by being involved in specific projects at their guest institutions or by implementing their own project in cooperation with the guest institutions.
Three seminars (an introductory seminar, interim seminar, closing seminar) form an integral part of the program.

The working language in the program is German.

The programme has been completed, further applications cannot be accepted.


Federal Agency for Civic Education
Ms Christiane Toyka-Seid
Program Coordinator
Civic Education in Action

Contact at the Foundation

Claudia Fisches
Phone: + 49 (0) 711 46084-147