Fifth Edition of Sakharov Fellowship launches remotely (21-10-2020)

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Asma Kaouech, 2017 fellow, by Newsha Tavakolian Magnum Photos © @European Union
Covid-19 has forced the Brussels and Venice-based programme into a remote edition, with once-a-week online sessions from 21 October to 25 November 2020.

This year's focus is on ways to ensure protection and respect of human rights in times of global crises and on preparing the fellows to address related challenges. The programme further explores EU and UN mechanisms to support human rights work, women's rights, LGBTI and migrants and minorities' rights. Fellows will have individual advocacy opportunities with Members of the European Parliament and other stakeholders from EU institutions.