The GLC Professional Fellows Fall 2023 delegation is arriving in the US on September 4th 2023. The 12-member delegation from Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia will start its 40-days fellowship on governance and society in the United States as part of a U.S. Department of State Professional Fellows Program managed by GLCAP/GLC.

The delegation will first arrive in Chicago for orientation, getting to know each other and exploring issues, organizations and the local context. Afterwards, on September 8th, they will start their 4-weeks tailored internship experience at 6 community organizations across 5 cities and 4 states. In early October, at the conclusion of the program, the fellows will reconvene in Washington, D.C. for peer learning. They will then meet with exchange programs’ participants from around the world at a Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, D.C.

The program is implemented with a FY 2022 Professional Fellows grant from the U.S. Department of State for a two-way Governance and Society Program entitled ‘Empowering Citizen-Led Democracy’ for emerging leaders from
Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the United States between September 2022 and December 2024.

Read more about the program, our 12 fellows and their US hosting organizations in our special newsletter: