Call for Application: Safir Incubation Program 2021 for Youths in the MENA Region

Safir Incubation Program
Key details
  • Host: Safir
  • Open to: see countries here
  • Targets: Youths
  • Deadline: 5th July, 2021

Applications for the 2021 Safir Incubation Program for Youths in the MENA region are currently ongoing.

About the Safir Incubation Program
Safir Incubation Program

Safir is a large-scale project that aims to help 9 nations in Northern Africa and the Middle East meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote youth social participation.

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The Safir Incubation program strives to create an environment that encourages young engagement and the development of entrepreneurial or media projects that have a social, cultural, or environmental impact, and is co-financed by the European Union.

The program consist of:

  • 6 months of incubation (from Mid-September 2021 to Mid-March 2022) for 90 young project leader;
  • 6 months of acceleration (from Mid-March to Mid-September 2022) for at least 45 young project leaders, with a grant of up to 25,000 Euros;
  • Travel and networking opportunities.
Eligibility Criteria
  • You are between 20 and 30 years old;
  • And you are from and resident in one of the following 7 countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia;
  • And you have initiated/are about to initiate an entrepreneurial or a media project with a social, cultural or environmental impact. 

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Application Procedure

NOTE: to apply for the Safir Incubation Program, you must indicate whether you are applying as a : 

  • Media project leader (student or not)
  • Student or young graduate project leader with a social, cultural or environmental impact (diploma obtained in 2019, 2020 or 2021)
  • Project leader with a social, cultural or environmental impact

Depending on your status, the following documents will be requested: 

  • An ID card or passport (required) – identity documents will be kept on the Safir project jury area. They will be kept for 6 months if your application is rejected, 2 years maximum if it is accepted – unless you object.
  • A CV (required)
  • A copy of your student card or a document proving that you are a student (required only if you apply in the student category)
  • A proof of support for your application from your university and/or one of your professors (optional only if you apply in the student category)
  • A copy of your diploma obtained in 2019 or 2020 or a document showing that you are graduating in 2021 – transcript or a proof of completion from your university. If these documents are not available, attach a proof of your schooling for the 2020-2021 academic year (required only if you apply in the young graduate category)
  • A social business model canva or any document about your business model (optional)
  • If you have already created a legal entity for your project, a document attesting it (mandatory only for those who have already created their legal entity)

Applications from projects located outside capital cities and/or carried by women are strongly encouraged.

For more information visit the official website of Safir Incubation Program

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