Dear Visitors! Welcome to the Official Web-site of the Great Lakes Consortium!

 

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PROFESSIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAMS FOR BULGARIA, HUNGARY, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA AND THE UNITED STATES

PLEASE VISIT PROJECT WEB SITES: www.glc-teachdemocracy.org/  and www.glc-teachdemocracy2.org/

that highlight exchange activities since 2011

     Founded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of the Educational and Cultural Affairs, Professional Fellows Division; locally organized by WSOS and Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAM "MINORITY EMPOWERMENT IN MOLDOVA" (2014-2015)

PLEASE VISIT PROJECT WEB SITE: http://ogradanoastra.org/en/activities/project-12.html

     Founded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; locally organized in collaboration with Ograda Noastra from Moldova

 

 

PAST ACTIVITIES

 

Read Small Grand Newsletter: Small Grant in Europe 2013

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE US-TANZANIA ARTIST EXCHANGE PROGRAM (2008-2010)

PLEASE VISIT PROJECT WEB SITE: www.artistsoftanzania.org

     Sponsored by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of Citizen Exchanges 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS & FAMILY BUSINESSES EXCHANGE PROGRAM (2009-2011)

PLEASE VISIT PROJECT WEB SITE: www.yepfamilybusiness.org

     Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of Citizen Exchanges

 

 


 

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Upcoming Activities 2016

 

     20 member Professional Fellows Delegation (3rd Inbound team) from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia coming to the United States in Spring 2016 on the exchange program "Sustaining Civic Participation in Minority Communities" founded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of the Educational and Cultural Affairs, and locally organized by the Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development, a program of WSOS, Community Action. European fellows will learn U.S. practices, explore diverse community organizing methods from across the United States in various communities and gain hands-on experience at civic society organizations through internship placements at these organizations.

 

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     11 member US Mentors Delegation (3rd Outbound team) will be in Europe in February 2016 for 2 weeks in order to provide joint workshops with alumni and on-site consultations to help implementing new projects. Web-based technology, social media, and public outreach efforts  will strengthen the identity of the Professional Fellows Program, lead to wider networking and collaborative projects, and build a strong alumni network.

 

 

 
Professional Fellows Program 2016

 

     The Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development – a program of WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. – in collaboration with C.E.G.A. Foundation in Bulgaria, CCF in Hungary, CeRe in Romania, and CKO in Slovakia announce an Open Competition for Participation in: “SUSTAINING CIVIC PARTICIPATION IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES” an exchange program for Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and United States of America. Professional Fellows from any region of Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, who are actively involved in programs related to the citizen participation and advocacy (NGO/civil society development), civic education organizations, citizen advocacy groups, community activists and/or community organizers who work with minority groups, CAN APPLY for participation in a 42-day fellowship in the USA for Spring and Fall 2016.

 

     The overall goal of the program is to provide a professional development opportunity for mid-level emerging leaders; create a forum for American and foreign participants to collaborate and share ideas and strategies; and build a global network of professionals able to work effectively in an interconnected environment.

 

     THE DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2016: NOVEMBER 15, 2015

 

     THE DEADLINE FOR FALL 2016: FEBRUARY 10, 2016

 

     Read the Announcement for 2016 before filling the application form

 

     Download the application: Application Form 2016 

 

     Download the pre-departure action plan form: Pre-Departure Action Plan Form 2016

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Volunteer Professional Internship Opportunity - On-line!

 

   (Starting December 2013)

  

GLC is accepting applications for volunteer internship. Students or community partners who already have experience or interested to gain experience in international training and development activities (incl. event planning and organization, coordination of international visitor programs, grant research and grant writing, global and local communication, web-update, documentation, PR and media connection)

 

     If interested, please contact Elizabeth Balint at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

     We will tailor your activities to your interest. You can work from home but having a Skype connection is a plus.