The Project-Incubator is Paideia’s 10-day summer program for supporting the development of new initiatives for European Jewish life, to date totaling over 220 projects throughout Europe, more than any other program. It provides some 8 hours of scheduled activities each day, including lectures, workshops, peer review as well as four hours of individual tutoring time for each participant during the program. The first European program of its kind, it is still by far the leading program for supporting social innovation in Jewish Europe.

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Empowering Activism

The Program is still by far the continent’s leading program for supporting social innovation in the Jewish sphere, promoting hundreds of projects throughout Europe and reaching hundreds of thousands of people all over the continent. It provides a step-by-step working process where participants go from the idea stage to realization. The curriculum includes sessions on project development, fundraising, Jewish content, individual tutoring, social activities and much more.


Target Groups

The Paideia Project-Incubator is a program for activists and innovators for European Jewish culture who want to develop projects in the educational, cultural, communal, intercultural and institutional fields.


Structure

Over ten days, the Paideia Project-Incubator provides a step-by-step working process – from the idea stage to realization – and includes workshops, seminars, individual tutoring time for each participant, peer-to-peer feedback sessions, and check-ins. The curriculum includes sessions on project development, fundraising, Jewish content, individual tutoring, social activities and much more. There are eight hours of scheduled activities each day, cultural and social programming at night.

The program is free of charge and covers both accommodation and food. Participants, however, need to cover their travel to and from Stockholm.


Tutors and staff


Staff and guests for the Paideia Project-Incubator are professionals from organizations in the field of social Jewish entrepreneurship from Europe, Israel, and the US.

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Criteria of acceptance

  • The project must respond to a specific need, be a concrete and feasible.
  • The project should involve Jewish culture and take place in Europe (in one or several places).
  • The proposed project could either be new or be an already existing project that is currently under development towards its next phase.
  • Projects should have a clear social benefit.

To apply to the project, you will need to fill in the application form which consists of several parts.

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