Promoting Gender Equality through Women’s Empowerment in Football in North Lebanon and the MENA Region

From 15. - 20. January 2020, DISCOVER FOOTBALL will welcome 30 women from North Lebanon and the MENA Region to Berlin for a conference.

This conference aims to enable its participants to share specific challenges faced by women in their communities (and/or in football), develop leadership, enhance skills to recruit and retain girls/women players, strengthen team building skills, generate tools to deal with gender-based rejection/hostilities, understand the diverse meanings of women’s football to the community with specific focus on North Lebanon and the MENA region.

"Promoting Gender Equality through Women’s Empowerment in Football in North Lebanon and the MENA Region" is implemented by GIZ Local Development Programme for Urban Areas in North Lebanon (UDP_NL) in partnership with DISCOVER FOOTBALL through financial support of the European Union and Germany in partnership with the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs.

Travel and visa costs, accommodation, meals and main transportation during the conference will be provided by DISCOVER FOOTBALL.

Please answer all questions on the application form to the best of your ability and knowledge. If you feel unsure filling the application form in English, you can also use Arabic.

For any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to write to

(!) Application deadline is October 30th, 2019, 23:59 (Central European Time)

(!) The DISCOVER FOOTBALL jury will begin the selection process from November. The result will be informed until the middle of November.

(!) You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

(!) All female-identified persons are welcome including transgenders and intersexuals.

(!) Please ensure your availability for the whole conference.

(!) Applicants should be from North Lebanon or the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. An exceptional case will not be considered.


Application Form


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Call for Applications in PDF