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 2017

 

  Fall 2017

     18 member Professional Fellows Delegation (2nd Inbound team) from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia coming to the United States on Fall 2017 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 (incl. LGBT organizations of the U.S.) from across the United States in various communities and gain hands-on experience at civic society organizations through internship placements at these organizations.

 

  Summer 2017 

 

     11 member US Mentors Delegation visit Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia during the Summer 2017 traveling on individual schedules to provide joint workshops with alumni of each country and on-site consultations to help implementing new projects and follow-up activity plans. Web-based technology, social media, and public outreach efforts help to strengthen the identity of the Professional Fellows Program, lead to wider networking and collaborative projects, and build a strong alumni network.

 


  Spring 2017

 

     21 member of Professional Fellows Delegation (1st Inbound team) from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia come to the United States in Spring 2016 (April 18 – June 3) 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 want 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.



 

 

 
Professional Fellows Program 2018

 

 SHAPING PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY

      Open competition to participate in an Exchange Program from any region of Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and to apply for 42-day fellowship in the United States of America Funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. Organized by WSOS/Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development in collaboration with Co-PLAN, The Institute for Habitat Development in Albania, Creating Effective Grassroots Alternatives Foundation (C.E.G.A) in Bulgaria, Civil College Foundation (CCF) in Hungary, The Resource Center for Public Participation (CeRe) in Romania, and Center for Community Organizing (CKO) in Slovakia.

 

      For more information visit program website: click here

 

      Spring 2018 Online Application form: click here

 

      FULL ANNOUNCEMENT - please read before applying

 

      Application deadline: NOVEMBER 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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.