The Global Citizen Fellowships are long-term leadership development opportunities awarded to exceptional young aspiring leaders, who seek to strengthen their capacity to become changemakers for sustainable development.
The selected fellows take part in tailor-made leadership training, which is executed in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, an institution of excellence for the study of international affairs. This unique training solidifies the fellows’ knowledge about the SDGs, strengthens their changemaker skills, and empowers them to implement an SDG Micro-Project. Simultaneously, they participate in high-level events and conferences, are exposed to unique networking opportunities, take part in team-building activities and an exciting extracurricular program. The fellows subsequently embark on a six-month remote fellowship phase during which they receive guidance to implement an SDG Micro-Project in their home communities.
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Participation in an 8 week-long leadership training with a weekly time investment of max. 6 hours (3 hours on-screen training sessions – 3 hours of extracurricular and outside classroom activities.)
Guided planning and implementation of an SDG Micro-Project during a one-month SDG Micro-Project incubator and a six-month implementation phase with online follow-up meetings.
Award Ceremony and Certificate of Achievement after the successful completion of the SDG Micro-Project signed by Ban Ki-Moon and Heinz Fischer.
Alumni Network membership for fellows, who successfully complete the programme.
Education for Justice
Sustainable Development Goals
Gender Issues and Women’s Empowerment
Human Rights, Good Governance, Rule of Law
SDG Micro-Project Management
You will be tasked to find a solution to a specific challenge that you spotted in your region or community. Implementing a small-scale project that contributes to the achievement of one or more SDGs is an essential assignment to complete the Global Citizen Fellowship.