About the Tom Garvey Fellowship Programme
The Tom Garvey Fellowship Programme assists young environmental activists in the further development of their careers. At the same time, the programme provides support to REC projects through the involvement of young professionals who contribute fresh insights and approaches. By improving cooperation between the REC and other organisations, the programme also enables the REC to extend its network in the region and beyond.
Fellowships usually last between two and four weeks, during which time participants are accommodated at the REC’s premises in Szentendre. Accommodation is provided for up to six fellows at a time at the REC, and the composition of the group will vary according to the topic and the type of fellowship.
Types of fellowships
The lectures will cover relevant topics essential for training leaders to manage, develop and lead an environmental organisation. Besides general leadership qualities, emphasis will therefore be given to specific, environmentally sound, sustainable management techniques and methods that are not necessarily widespread in the business community:
- Resilience building and sustainable development
- Organisational development – fundamentals, management, development, recruitment, challenges
- Public relations – identity (logo, slogan, website, printed publications), lobbying
- Communication (inside and outside the organisation) – conflict management, mediation, press relations, advertising
- Tendering – writing and assembling tender documents
- Legal training
- Environmental impact assessment, industrial aspects
- Introduction to successful REC projects, and projects implemented by each fellow
- Shadowing experts at the REC, in a company, or in a local governmental entity
- Site visit
- Simulation exercises in resource management and governance