Go On! Venice School of Human Rights (early bird deadline 15 April)

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) Venice School of Human Rights was born in 2010 with the goal of studying today’s challenges in the field of human rights. It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners.
The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that  « Human Rights are our responsibility ».

The official deadline for this year’s applications is 17 May 2015.
Early-bird registration ends on 15 April 2015.

For more details and to apply, visit http://www.eiuc.org/education/venice-school-of-human-rights.html.

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Go On! European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation

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The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) is now accepting applications. E.MA is a unique Master’s programme developed by 10 pioneering universities that today counts on the participation of 41 prestigious universities and human rights centres from all member states of the European Union.
The programme is an intensive one-year advanced master’s course and an outstanding mix of theory and practice and higher education, preparing students for careers in international organisations, field operations, governmental and non-governmental bodies and academia.

Reference point for the promotion of Human Rights Education
Established during the academic year 1997-1998, E.MA is the flagship activity and first postgraduate course of EIUC, and reaches, with its next edition, its 18th anniversary.
The E.MA Programme has become an educational reference point in the human rights field around the world. Its growing reputation is based on the selection every year of up to 90 students from around the world who are ready to work hard and commit to human rights as a profession. The European Inter–University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) offers unparalleled access to human rights experts and practitioners from Europe who teach classes and offer students invaluable guidance for their future careers.

A joint European master’s programme 
E.MA brings together experts and professors representing the 41 E.MA participating universities, officials of international organisations (including the European Union, the United Nations and the Council of Europe) and practitioners of national and international NGOs.
E.MA is both a residential and an exchange programme: during the first semester students stay in Venice (Italy), while for the second semester they move to one of the E.MA participating universities located throughout Europe. Subject to the availability of financial resources, the course also includes a week-long field trip to a post-conflict country.
More information can be found here.
Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis in two rounds. The first round deadline has passed, but the second round deadline is 15 March 2015.