Welcome to the FAQ section of the CIRCE Mentoring Programme

Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about the Mentoring Programme and application process. In order to ensure equal treatment of all applicants, we cannot provide individual answers to questions via e-mail or phone. All incoming questions will therefore be answered publicly in this FAQ section and will be made accessible to all interested people.

We will inform all applicants via e-mail as soon as we provide new answers. In order to stay up to date, we recommend that you check your e-mail (including spam folder) regularly and visit this FAQ section from time to time.

For detailed guidelines on CV and concept requirements, please refer to the “Criteria” section on the Mentoring page.

Additional details about the concept format and any supplementary documents will be provided in the tender documents. These documents will become accessible on the e-tendering platform, DTVP, starting from April 16th, 2024.

Yes, there is a maximum length for CV and Concept:

  • CV with max. three pages referencing past projects related to your mentoring and the topic area chosen

  • Concept of max. 1 ½  pages without attachments describing your own mentoring approach. For further details on the content of the concept, please refer to the “Criteria” section on the Mentoring page.

More information will be available in the specifications and tender documents. These will be available during the application phase on the DTVP portal, starting on April 16th.

No, there is no age limit.

There are no issues regarding the division of residency between the UK and the US, provided that you can ensure full participation in all aspects of the Mentoring Programme, including attending the two in-person meetings in Berlin, which you will need to arrange on your own.

Having a more educator-based background is fine, as long as you can demonstrate some knowledge and expertise in at least one of the following four topics:

Some expertise in at least one of the following four topics:

  1. Communities & Care: Promoting empowerment of communities, fostering inclusion and social justice for marginalised people/individuals, contributing to a more inclusive CCE but also to a more just world in general.

  2. Sustainability & Environment: Responding to climate crisis and biodiversity loss through sustainable practices within and through CCE.

  3. Democracy and Participation: Enhancing democratic processes and preserving, bolstering, and safeguarding democratic principles, institutions and practices in contemporary societies.

  4. CCE: Knowledge and expertise as a practitioner or an entrepreneur in the CCE

CIRCE compensates mentors with the respective fees they offer. Therefore, it is advisable that you specify your regular fees for the anticipated effort. CIRCE will make selection decisions considering both the quality and the cost of the bids.