Filmmakers meet NGOs is coming to Lebanon in fall of 2022!⁠

+++Our call is open! Apply HERE until 29th of August+++⁠

Are you from Lebanon?⁠
Are you a filmmaker or video content creator?⁠
Or are you working for an NGO, a social activist or otherwise engaged in civil society?⁠
Do you believe in a pluralistic and democratic society?⁠
Do you want to fight for peaceful social change?⁠

Then we think you are the perfect match for us!⁠

We are looking for filmmakers and activists from Lebanon to provide them with the knowledge and tools of storytelling and campaigning, to help them spread their message through film. 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
… finding your match to build a filmmaker-activist-power-couple or team 🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏾‍♀️⁠
… developing a film concept with your project partner(s) and produce a short preview film⁠
… intensive consultation and check ups by the elda team along with an easy and structured template for developing your film concept 💁🏽‍♂️💁🏻⁠
… a 5-day seminar in Beirut 🏖️⁠
… meeting film fund representatives⁠
… the “market opportunities” where you can present your idea the most promising film concepts are awarded with a cash booster 💰⁠

We are proud and excited to work on this project with our partners Sabine Abi Aad @shedaresbysabine and INJAZ Lebanon @injazlebanon aswell as @men.tell8@bromwkhdom and Read with Ninette @ninetteabiatallah

Your expected effort⁠
Take part in 7 after work online sessions in September 2022 (2-3 hours each)⁠
Work on a film concept and a short preview film (in a team)⁠
Join the 5 day seminar in Beirut (nov 8th-12th 2022)⁠

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

young women for politics is a great opportunity for Palestinian women to get their voices heard and gain more impact in local politics!⁠

+++Please apply HERE until 24th of August 2022+++⁠

Are you from West Bank or Gaza?⁠
Are you between 20 and 40 years old?⁠
Are you interested in peaceful social-political change?⁠
Are you engaged in civil society or working in politics or for an NGO?⁠
Do you believe in a pluralistic and democratic society?⁠

Then we think you are the perfect match for us!⁠

We are looking 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

… jointly develop strategies for women’s political participation by building superwomen-power-couple or team 🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏾‍♀️⁠

… intensive consultation and check ups by the elda team⁠

… the chance to win a 4-day networking trip to #berlin

We are proud and excited to work on this project with our project partners Palestinian Consultative Staff for Developing NGOs (PCS) and Factory-x.

Your expected effort:⁠
Take part in 8 after-work online sessions in September 2022 (2-3 hours each)⁠
Work on developing strategy (in a team)⁠
Join the workshops in Ramallah in October 2022⁠
Optional: Apply for the 4 day networking trip to Berlin⁠

Find the details and apply for our exclusive and innovative program “Young Women for Politics”!⁠

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

+++Register here! +++

digital media lab | Ukraine 2022

Are you from Ukraine?
Are you a young journalist, blogger, storyteller, media professional or student?
Do you believe that good journalism can make a difference especially in times of war?

Then we think you are the perfect match for us!

Whether you are currently living in Ukraine or anywhere else, this program will broaden your network, help you advance and use your journalistic skills for the social good and support you on establishing yourself on the European media scene.

The program offers …

… a series of online classes with experts from different fields of journalism, storytelling, rhetorics and social campaigning 🧑🏽‍💻
… the opportunity to develop a journalistic format to spread your message
… close consultation and check ups by the elda team along with an easy-to-use and structured template for developing your journalistic format 💁🏽‍♂️💁🏻
… a 5-day workshop in Warsaw (online participation possible)
… networking
… meeting international journalists and storytellers

We are proud and excited to work on this project with our partners Institute Respublica and Right to Dignity.

Your expected effort

Take part in 7 after work online sessions in September-October 2022 (2-3 hours each)
Work on your own journalistic concept and hand in a brief pitch
Join the 5 day seminar in Warsaw (dec 5.-8. 2022)
There is no participation fee – generous funding is provided by the German Federal Foreign Office 🙏

Apply now for our exclusive and innovative program “Digital Media Lab”!

There is no participation fee. Generous funding is provided by the German Federal Foreign Office.


Part I: online basis school

7 online afternoon classes in September-October 2022 (starting at 3.30 pm EEST, duration 2-3 hours)
Mon, 12.9. kick off – introduction, expectations & exchange
Tue, 20.9. lecture: digital storytelling – interview & journalistic skills
Thur, 22.9. lecture: digital formats – enhance your strategy, content & techniques
Tue, 27.9. practice: digital storytelling – narrative analysis & group work on own formats
Thur, 29.9. practice: digital formats – create your own content strategy in groups
Tue, 4.10. lecture: self presentation for journalists – develop a convincing job profile (in Ukrainian)
Thur, 6.10. recap & next steps – present your work status

Part II: Develop a journalistic format guided by experts

On your own time, you will develop your format, following the newly learned steps
Update Calls are provided by the elda team
You hand in you pitch until the middle of october

The best concepts are chosen by our jury and invited to Part III

Part III: 5 day seminar in warsaw
Trainings tailored to the participants needs
Finalizing & publishing of journalistic concepts
Dec 5th – Dec 9th 2022

+++ Our call is open! Apply via THIS GOOGLE FORM +++

femme digitale academy | germany & luxembourg 2022

+++ Please apply until 21st of August 2022 +++

Are you from Ukraine living in Germany or Luxembourg?

Are you an IT professional or talent, looking for a job in IT in a big European company? 

Do you want trainings for meeting & corporate culture, job interview skills, communication and leadership techniques, conflict management and personal coaching for your career start in your new home? 

Then we think you are the perfect match for us!

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: september/ october 2022

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.  


We are looking forward to hearing from you! Please fill out the form and send us your CV. For further questions please contact

*** the participation is free of charge for participants due to the funding from participating companies

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:


Join our Free Online Course!

The Covid-19 crisis shows international NGO work the difficulties and chances of social change – more than ever. Due to social distancing and lockdowns we are forced to completely switch into the digital sphere. This holds problems but also offers us chances: We can meet people that we might have never met. Our experience shows, that digital communication is possible – if it is moderated well. The Academy that took place in November and December 2020 with participants from all over the world consisted of 10 online seminars in form of an online salon, each focusing on a different aspect of social change and/or NGO work. One or two experts introduced their perspectives in short inputs to the group. Victoria Schneider accompanied the discussion as a moderator. 8 topics were be given, 2 topics were proposed and voted by the kick off participants.

Dive into our digital salons now by rewatching the sessions on video and checking out the slide shows, links and additional material on Candid (registration is free).

In three seminars our participants focussed on the topics Leadership & Agile Work, Communication & Networking and above all Female Empowerment and meanwhile designed, organized and promoted a hybrid 2-day event.


About the summit.

Although international studies show that more women on the board mean more economic success, women in powerful positions are quite rare to find. It is still not understood that female leadership is not about women’s promotion – it is about the economic wellbeing and innovative power of organizations.

We discussed the issue with women who experienced themselves what it means to be a woman with power:

Anna Christmann, Member of Parliament (Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen) (GERMANY)
Maria Mezentseva, Member of Parliament (UKRAINE)
Miranda Tkabladze, IFES Georgia (GEORGIA)
Anastasia Barner, Founder and CEO of Fementor (GERMANY)
Franziska Leonhardt, Founder and CEO of Ave & Edam (GERMANY)
The talk took place in our Berlin studio, Fluxbau of FluxFM and was streamed live via Facebook.


About the project.

The future is female?  Okay, got it. But change does not drive without the right players. That is why we want YOU to become a true leader – with a personality, mindset and skills that make the difference. Being a woman in a predominantly male leadership environment can be challenging. Women on the rise are often struggling with a lack of support. We believe that one of the biggest strengths of female leaders is their ability to connect and build communities. That is why we created a safe space for women who believe they can make a difference and accompany them on their path.


Changing the world within three days!

European Barcamp and Hackathon was held on 16-18 November, Moscow

Can we change this world? Drive social change in Russia, Belarus, Armenia? Impossible? No! It is possible. And: Yes, we can. Between 16-18 November 2018, we brought together NGOs, activists and the creative community to connect, exchange and start new projects under time pressure during a unique European BarCamp. We also announced the first “Changing the World Award” for the best projects of the 24h-hackathon, held during the event.

Democracy rests on debate and civic engagement. With the internet, we have more channels than ever to make ourselves heard. How can we harness digital media for new forms of social campaigning and a vital participatory democracy? How does storytelling for human rights works? How can we raise awareness in society for social change and participation in the democratic process? And what does it take for you to become a relevant actor in the digital environment? These are some of the questions at the core of “Changing the world within three days”, the first European BarCamp and hackathon, held in Moscow on November 2018. So what about you? Are you ready to change the world? We are waiting for your ideas.

What is a BarCamp? The project
The Digital Dialogue 18 series, held in Kyiv and Moscow, was unlike any classical conference you have ever attended. User-generated, fast and fun, it offered a unique opportunity for participants from the creative community, civil society, politics, the tech, and startup scene to come together, learn from each other, start new projects and co-create. Leading experts from tech and politics, filmmaking and storytelling stood ready to provide inputs and feedback and there was ample room for personal reflection. But in the end, it was YOUR conference, a unique “learning and doing experience” driven by participants’ desire to share and learn in an open environment.