Citizen Diplomacy
Fellowship

Citizen Diplomacy Fellowship

The Citizen Diplomacy Fellowship
The Citizen Diplomacy Fellowship Programme will bring together young professionals from diaspora to contribute and reconnect with their country of origin. This programme is initiated and fully funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora (MFAD)

The fellowship will begin in October and end in March.
The future of Diaspora
Diaspora has had a key role in the state-building of our Republic. It is time they are included in the policy-making processes in a formal setting. This programme intends to include diaspora with diverse backgrounds, skills, and knowledge, in coming up with creative solutions to Kosova’s challenges.
Purpose
In order to enhance the image of Kosova globally, fellows will have the opportunity to travel, network with professionals, and gain a better understanding of the cultural and political context of the country. Fellows are expected to utilize their skills in furthering the goals of the citizen engagement concept, as well as provide key input in engaging diaspora in the policy-making processes.
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The Citizen Diplomacy Fellowship
The Citizen Diplomacy Fellowship Programme will bring together young professionals from diaspora to contribute and reconnect with their country of origin. This programme is initiated and fully funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora (MFAD)

The fellowship will begin in October and end in March.
The Future of Diaspora
Diaspora has had a key role in the state-building of our Republic. It is time they are included in the policy-making processes in a formal setting. This programme intends to include diaspora with diverse backgrounds, skills, and knowledge, in coming up with creative solutions to Kosova’s challenges.
Purpose
In order to enhance the image of Kosova globally, fellows will have the opportunity to travel, network with professionals, and gain a better understanding of the cultural and political context of the country. Fellows are expected to utilize their skills in furthering the goals of the citizen engagement concept, as well as provide key input in engaging diaspora in the policy-making processes.
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WHY JOIN?

Main benefits of the fellowship

PROCESS

Eligibility Criteria
& Application Process

Ideal fellows are specialists who have a strong commitment to the improvement of the image of Kosova, who possess strong critical thinking abilities, creativity, and originality. Successful applicants must be eager to use all the resources provided by the fellowship and play an active role in the improvement of Kosova’s position in the global stage.

  • Be part of the diaspora – this includes first, second, and third generation immigrants, study abroad students, and residents abroad. 
  • Be fluent in one of the official languages of Kosova and in English. Preference will be given to applicants that are also fluent in other languages such as German, French, Spanish, Italian, etc.
  • Be enrolled in the final year of undergraduate, beginning of their masters program, or people who graduated within the past three years 
  • Be able to attend in person in the Republic of Kosova.
  • A strong interest and commitment to reconnect with the homeland. 
  • The contents of the motivational letter
  • Articulated reason and high motivation for participation in this pilot programme.
  • Writing, quantitative, computer, and other skills that can be applied to the fellowship projects.
  • Possess high analytical, assessment and reporting skills
  • Self-initiative skills and creativity

The application process is divided into two stages: the application phase and the interview phase.

During the application phase, applicants will fill out the online application form and upload all the required documents . Upon submission, the applicant will receive a confirmation email that their application has been received.

 

The interview phase will consist of an online interview with selected applicants with a selection committee through an online platform. Once the final list of accepted applicants has been approved and announced, applicants will receive the information needed to move to Kosova and work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.

The committee will comprise of :

 

  • Two representatives from MFAD
  • Two representatives from Academia.
  • One representative from the Civil Society.

GET TO KNOW

Our Fellows

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions, please reach out through our email. We try to get back to all inquiries within 48 hours.

In order to apply you need to go to this link, fill the application form and submit the additional documents that are required.

Citizens of the Republic of Kosova living aboard, members of the diaspora of Kosova, expats, and students abroad are all encouraged to apply. The applicants must be either in their last year of their undergraduate studies, first year of their masters’ program, or recent graduates (no more than 3 years since diploma was awarded).

The mission of this fellowship is to help fellows achieve their potential in diaspora diplomacy, while also helping Kosovo to grow in the international stage.

Yes, each fellow receives a monthly stipend to cover their living costs while living in Kosova.
The fellows will be selected by the selection committee consisting of academics, diplomats from MFAD, and members of civil society

The interviews will be conducted virtually through the online platform Zoom.

There are no GPA requirements to submit the application.

It is required that the applicant is fluent in either of the official languages of the Republic of Kosova, or in English. Applicants with knowledge of additional languages are strongly desired to apply.

You can contact us with further questions at: [email protected] about the selection process. We try to get back to all inquiries within 48 hours.

There is a period of five days  after you have received a decision when you are allowed to appeal. All inquiries and appeals can be emailed at: [email protected]

CONTACT

Rr. Luan Haradinaj, 1000
Prishtinë, Republika e Kosovës

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