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Paideia Project-Incubator

The Paideia Project-Incubator is Europe’s leading program for supporting project development in the Jewish sphere. It is a method-oriented 10-day summer program focusing on acquiring the necessary tools and support structures for getting projects off the ground. It provides some eight hours of scheduled activities each day, cultural and social programming at night and four hours of individual tutoring time for each participant during the program.

The first program of its kind, it is still by far the leading program for supporting social innovation in Jewish Europe. Since its inception in 2006, over 220 individuals have participated in the program, bringing over 180 projects for Jewish life and culture in Europe. Over ten days, the program gives participants the keys, the inspiration and the networks needed to convert their ideas into action. These projects have reached hundreds of thousands of individuals across Europe, and their managers are active in over 30 different countries.

The feedback from previous participants:

It was full of useful input, new windows of opportunities opened up. I enjoyed the pedagogical professionalism of the mentors, their extremely authentic behaviors and personalities, their encouragement and the fact they worked so well as a team. Stockholm itself was a great experience, Tollere a wonderful retreat, the Paideia staff helpful and warm…Thanks!!

The project incubator surpassed my already high expectations. The environment was welcoming and stimulating, the mentors were helpful, knowledgable, and professional, and the group was full of interesting people.

It meant a lot to me to learn from professionally experienced people. – mentors, participants also – I haven’t taken part in such a well organized training before, thank you!

I understood weak parts of my project, so that I am aware what to expect and how to strengthen them. I met amazing people, who became my friends and some even partners. All in all, I am calm for European Jewish future:)

Paideia gave me the confidence, learning, and space for developing the necessary skills required for turning project dreams into reality. Barbara, Erik and all mentors were truly inspiring, as was Sweden in general. I feel grateful to have been part of program with such passionate purveyors of living European Jewish culture.

My experience in the Incubator Project was incredible. Such a source of inspiration and knowledge, that really helped me in order to advance in my projects.

It was my best training ever with professional schedule and organizing. I loved the personal mentoring and that we focused on the practical part of NGO management.

It was full of useful input, new windows of opportunities opened up. I enjoyed the pedagogical professionalism of the mentors, their extremely authentic behaviors and personalities, their encouragement and the fact they worked so well as a team. Stockholm itself was a great experience, Tollere a wonderful retreat, the Paideia staff helpful and warm and Hedva the best individual mentor. Thanks!!
The project incubator surpassed my already high expectations. The environment was welcoming and stimulating, the mentors were helpful, knowledgable, and professional, and the group was full of interesting people.
It meant a lot to me to learn from professionally experienced people. – mentors, participants also – I haven’t taken part in such a well organized training before, thank you!
I understood weak parts of my project, so that I am aware what to expect and how to strengthen them. I met amazing people, who became my friends and some even partners. All in all, I am calm for European Jewish future:)
Paideia gave me the confidence, learning, and space for developing the necessary skills required for turning project dreams into reality. Barbara, Erik and all mentors were truly inspiring, as was Sweden in general. I feel grateful to have been part of program with such passionate purveyors of living European Jewish culture.
Realyy positive experience, staff and mentors are high-level professionals who helped me to unserstand my project
My experience in the Incubator Project was incredible. Such a source of inspiration and knowledge, that really helped me in order to advance in my projects.
It was my best training ever with professional schedule and organizing. I loved the personal mentoring and that we focused on the practical part of NGO management.



The 2018 Paideia Project-Incubator will take July 2-11.

Please see application guidelines here.

Apply here!

The deadline for registration April 30.

The 2018 Paideia Project-Incubator is funded by the Kantor Foundation and delivered with the support of the European Jewish Fund.