John Smith Memorial Trust calls for applications from Ukrainians for 2012 Fellowship Programme in the UK

From 1st November 2011, the John Smith Memorial Trust is
accepting applications for its 2012 Fellowship Programme.

The Fellowship aims to strengthen and deepen awareness of
good governance through a three week programme in the UK and placements that
show the workings of organisations within a long established democracy.
Selection is based on a combination of the leadership potential of the
applicant and the quality of the action plan they propose. Action plans are
pieces of work or policy problems which the Fellows want to explore while in
the UK.  The “ideal” candidate will be
aged 25-40, working in politics, local administration, business, the media, the
arts or civil society, with a track record of achievement in the area of good
governance and public service.

About the programme:

The John Smith Fellowship Programme strengthens and deepens
democratic awareness. The Programme targets outstanding young leaders working
in politics, local government or civil society with an established interest in
promoting democratic reform. Once a year, in June, a group of young people aged
25 to 40 come to Britain to take part. The Trust offers Fellowship to
individuals from seven countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan,
Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

The four week Fellowship Programme combines a seminar
series, placements and visits designed to give an insight into democratic
practice. Core themes include the rule of law, social justice, tolerance and
the need to extend democratic access to poor and disadvantaged groups. Fellows
produce a project at the end of their stay indicating how lessons learned can
be applied in their own countries. One aim is to establish a dialogue between
Fellows within and outside their home countries, and to create links between a
new generation of leaders and those working in similar fields in the U.K.

For further information and application details
please visit the web site