+++Apply until June 30th 2023: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeth-zs5NdhDfQriNTx0DXMZaYnuXaotbxhT7Q9XcyPBXQUBA/viewform?usp=sf_link+++

„Female Future for Ukraine“ is a free 3 months female leadership program, for young female Ukrainian leaders in Ukraine and worldwide.

Whether you want to start a social campaign, develop a socially responsible business, create a network or work on your personal branding as a change maker: This program is for you!

With our team of international experts, we’ll empower you and develop you as a female leader.

We offer …

…  8 online classes (starting in July 2023) with experts of communications, social campaigning, storytelling and pitching🧑🏽‍💻

… the development of your own projects with the support of our experts 👨‍🏫👩‍🎓

… the best participants will be selected for a 6-day seminar Berlin, Germany, in November 2023 (all expenses payed) ✈🧳 where you will meet your fellow participants, receive intense female leadership trainings and network with experts in the fields of civil society and politics🕴🏻😎

We are looking for socially active female students, cultural workers, media representatives and all those, who seek to change the future for the women of the next generations.

We are looking forward to your participation and the opportunity to collaborate with the talents that will shape the future!

Let’s start acting right now!

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeth-zs5NdhDfQriNTx0DXMZaYnuXaotbxhT7Q9XcyPBXQUBA/viewform?usp=sf_link

In May 2023, elda started the project „Remember the future“. We are happy to announce that it is integrated in Beirut Film Society’s „Cinema for Peace“.

Cinema for peace & Remember the future address young, committed Lebanese filmmakers to deepen their filmmaking skills and jointly develop, realise and publish the mini-series „remember the future“ dealing with a united peaceful future of Lebanon and shared values.

The program consists of 8 digital workshops and an intensive week in Lebanon at the “Cinema for Peace” Camp and will be conducted by an international team of storytellers, filmmakers and historians. The mini-series will be presented at a screening tour at multiple locations all over Lebanon.

– Free online classes for all applicants
– The chance for a spot at the cinema for peace camp
– Jointly produce the mini-series !remember the future!
– Spread your vision for the future of Lebanon via film

We are proud and excited to work on this project with our partners Beirut Film Society, She dares by Sabine Abi Aad, INJAZ Lebanon, men.tell and Bromwkhdom.

There is no participation fee – generous funding is provided by the German Federal Foreign Office @auswaertigesamt 🙏

+++Applications are closed. Thank you to everyone who applied, we received so many amazing applications, that it was hard to choose! We sent you an email about your participation. If you have not received our email, please check your spam folder+++

Are you a woman from Palestine or Lebanon?
Are you a social activist or engaged in civil society
Do you believe in a pluralistic and democratic society?
Are you striving for peaceful social change, but lacking the resources to take action?
Do you want to get in-depth knowledge on social campaigning, allowing you to enhance your skills, promote a topic you’re passionate about, and contribute to your personal missions and goals?

Then we have the perfect program for you!

We will help you spread your message and effectively reach your audience and goals by providing knowledge and tools for campaign management.

We are looking for young female leaders (and leaders-to-be) from Arab civil society, media, science and politics.

You will be enabled to start innovative and effective campaigns to promote a social issue of your choice during … 
… a series of online classes with experts of communications and social campaigning 🧑🏽‍💻
… intensive consultation by the elda team 💁🏽‍♂️💁🏻
… seminars in Ramallah 🇵🇸 or Beirut 🇱🇧
… and the chance to be selected for a final event in Berlin, Germany! ✈

We are proud and excited to work on this project with our partners Palestinian Consultative Staff for Developing NGOs (PCS), She dares by Sabine Abi Aad, INJAZ Lebanon, Factory-x, men.tell and Bromwkhdom.

There is no participation fee – generous funding is provided by the German Federal Foreign Office @auswaertigesamt 🙏

Filmmakers meet NGOs addressed young filmmakers and video content creators aswell as NGOs, social activists engaged in civil society believing in a pluralistic and democratic society.

During the program, the participants were provided with the knowledge and tools of storytelling and campaigning, to help them spread their message through film. They were enabled to promote a social issue of their choice by⁠
… a series of online classes with experts from all fields of filmmaking, storytelling and social campaigning 🧑🏽‍💻⁠
… networking⁠
… building a filmmaker-activist-power-couple or team 🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏾‍♀️⁠
… developing a film concept and producing a short preview film⁠
… receiving intensive consultation and check ups by the elda team along with an easy and structured template for developing the film concept 💁🏽‍♂️💁🏻⁠
… a 5-day seminar in Beirut 🏖️⁠
… meeting film fund representatives⁠
… presenting the film concept at the award ceremony with the chance to be awarded a cash booster 💰⁠

The program was organised and realised with our partners Sabine Abi Aad @shedaresbysabine, The Beirut Film Society and INJAZ Lebanon @injazlebanon aswell as @men.tell8@bromwkhdom and Read with Ninette @ninetteabiatallah⁠ with generous funding by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Watch the short project video

Watch the Award Ceremony

Young Women for Politics is an opportunity for Palestinian women to get their voices heard and gain more impact in local politics!⁠

The program was created for socially or politically engaged women from the Palestinian territories, to provide them with the knowledge and tools of Democratic change and pluralism, to enhance the women participation in politics.⁠

“Young Women for Politics” contains …⁠
… a series of online classes and mentoring with experts from the fields of political communication and strategy🧑🏽‍💻⁠
… a lot of networking⁠
… developing strategies for women’s political participation in Palestine 🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏾‍♀️⁠
… workshops in Ramallah in October 2022⁠ with remote participation from Gaza
… intensive consultation and check ups by the elda team⁠
… a 4-day networking trip to Berlin in January 2023

The project was successfully organized with the valuable help of our Palestinian project partners Palestinian Consultative Staff for Developing NGOs (PCS) and Factory-x.

Young Women for Politics is generously funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Participants‘ projects (click for more information):


Documentation of the networking week in Berlin. Video by Jakob Creutzburg

+++ Podcast „War at Home“ on Spotify +++

In fall 2022 young Ukrainian journalists, bloggers, storytellers, media professional and students believing that good journalism can make a difference especially in times of war came together for the program Digital Media Lab.

During a series of online classes the participants received online training from experts from different fields of journalism, storytelling, rhetorics, podcasting and social campaigning.
The group agreed to create a the podcast „War at home – Stories about Life and war from Ukraine“, containing stories from Ukraine, developed, recorded and published by the participants together with the German production company Bosepark during a week of seminars in Warsaw, Poland and Uzghorod, Ukraine.

The project was created with our partners Institute Respublica and Right to Dignity and generously funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. Special thanks to our Ukrainian project coordinators Korney Gritsyuk and Philippe Schockweiler.

Podcast „War at Home“ on Spotify

femme digitale academy | germany 2022/2023

The Femme Digitale Academy prepares Ukrainian IT talents for the German labor market: It offers suitable jobs for Ukrainian women and skilled professionals for German companies. The academy recruits, empowers and integrates Ukrainian IT talents into the participating companies with trainings, online seminars and personal coaching – for their start and onboarding in big European companies.

It is free for participants, sponsored by companies that are looking for skilled IT employees. 

Start of the workshops: January 2023

We offer…

… a job in IT in a well known European company. 

… a series of trainings with experts from different fields such as coaching, communication, HR, leadership development, 

… networking with other participants as well as HR from big companies.

… personal coaching for your individual career start in Germany or Luxembourg. 

You offer…

… as a professional:
professional education and working experience in an IT job. 

… as a talent: 
other education and some working experience (1-2 years) in the IT field and interest and motivation in specialisation in IT.

… a professional level of English.

… motivation to take part in a kick-off event and ca. 6 3 h online seminars, as well as 2 h individual coaching sessions.

The Social Campaigning School gives the opportunity to a group of young Palestinians, Lebanese and Jordanians to learn the tools and techniques of campaigning and mass communication in order to empower them and give them the chance to practice their ideas and beliefs democratically. The aim of the seminar is to empower young leaders to become multipliers of social change.

This project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, and hosted by elda – european leadership & debate academy and Stahlmedien and their partners Factory-x, Sabine Abi Aad and BuildPalestine.

Find the participants‘ amazing campaigns here:

Men.Tell by Lama Hatoum & Ola Zeiter on Instagram

Brom w khdom by Leila & Louloua Bachachi on Instagram

Ambulogy by Husni Sawalha on Facebook

Read with Ninette by Ninette Abi Atallah on Instagram and Facebook

Social Media Minimalism by Madleen Abu Irayeh on Instagram

Green Souls Palestine by Habiba Masoud, Ahmed Quraish, Warda Ajjour & Islam Masoud on Instagram

Create Debate! empowers and connects participants in order to increase democratic participation and visibility for actors of social change. Through the 3 phases of the program the participants will learn, cultivate and practice democratic social change.

We proudly present the projects that our participants created during our online academy Create Debate: