Training & Coaching

Call for Applications: Summer Campaign Accelerator 2023

Do you have a campaign in the pipeline that could do with a boost? Liberties is offering NGOs the chance to attend three days of coaching in the Netherlands to supercharge an up-coming campaign. Applications are open until 2nd May.

by LibertiesEU

Liberties is delighted to announce that we are running our first-ever Summer Campaign Accelerator on 19th - 21st June with the support of the EU CERV-funded STRIVE project and the OAK Foundation. We’re offering three organisations the chance to send 2-3 team members to the Netherlands for an all-expenses paid three days of coaching and support to supercharge an up-coming campaign.

What is Liberties offering?

During the three-day Summer School, our Narrative & Framing experts will offer you training on campaign planning and messaging, and give you feedback and support to incorporate this new knowledge into your campaign preparation. At the end of the 3 days you should have a tight campaign plan with clear and workable goals, a persuasive message and concepts for your campaign communications materials.

Liberties will cover the cost of accommodation, travel and catering during the training sessions.

Eligibility criteria

  • The campaign you are working on should be due to be implemented in an EU country and relate to a human rights or environmental protection issue inside an EU country. You should intend to execute the campaign within six months of the workshop.
  • Your NGO must be registered and based in an EU member state.
  • Each applicant NGO should nominate at least two, but preferably three, members of staff (employees, volunteers preferred vs consultants). At least one person should be responsible for communications on the campaign, and at least one person should be a content expert responsible for the advocacy or research behind the campaign.
  • The purpose of the campaign accelerator is to strengthen your campaign. Therefore, your campaign preparation should be relatively mature, but at a stage where you can still apply what you learn from the training sessions.
  • The primary target audience of your campaign should be a segment of the public. The campaign accelerator is not meant to support advocacy campaigns where the primary target audience is decision-makers.
  • The campaign accelerator will focus on support for online campaigning and will not cover in-person campaigning, such as community building or physical protests. However, we will not exclude campaigns that have in-person components as long as they also contain a substantive online component.

How do I apply?

Complete this application form by midday on 2nd May. If you have questions concerning the application process, please write to Israel Butler If you have questions concerning arrangements for travel and accommodation please write to Michaela Brzezinka

All relevant information, including eligibility requirements and an FAQ, are available here.

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