The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) organises a new Master in Democratic Governance - Democracy and Human Rights thanks to the support of the European Union and in partnership
1st semester: from mid/late September 2016 until January 2017 in Venice-Lido, Italy
2nd semester: from February to May 2017 in one of the partner universities
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) organises a new Master in Democratic Governance - Democracy and Human Rights thanks to the support of the European Union and in partnership with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the following universities: Cadi Ayyad University (Morocco), International University of Rabat (Morocco), Carthage University (Tunisia), Birzeit University (Palestine), Saint Joseph University (Lebanon), Ca’ Foscari University (Italy).
The programme offers students a multidisciplinary course of study, covering topics ranging from the principles and practices of democracy, the rule of law, the international and regional systems for Human Rights Protection
to specialised courses focused on the process of political and social development and transition in the Arab world.
The Master is open to students, professionals or experts who meet the following criteria:
- Academic ability and background: Applicants are required to hold a university degree of a high standard in a field relevant to democracy and human rights of minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent (Bachelor/General Degree).
- Additional studies and relevant experience in the area of human rights are an asset.
- Fluency in English is compulsory, knowledge of Arabic is highly recommended.
Application Procedure and Fees
The majority of participants can benefit from tuition waivers.
Tuition fees amount to 4000 euro.
The programme provides to all attendees grants covering most of the accommodation and subsistence costs.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE MASTER IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE
Due to the large amount of applications received, and considered the many request of extending the deadline for applications we are delighted to postpone it to the 15 of December.
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) opens applications for the new Master in Democratic Governance- Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA Region (DE.MA).
DE.MA was created thanks to the support of the European Union and of the Danish Institute for Human Rights. It is based on a partnership between EIUC and the following universities: Cadi Ayyad University (Marrakech, Morocco), International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco), Carthage University (Tunis, Tunisia), Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine), St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy).
DE.MA is unique in its nature for its features and objectives. Open to professionals and licensed students, it will combine a theoretical and practical approach and it will deliver a joint Master’s degree from both Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and from Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech, Morocco. This is a multidisciplinary curriculum offering courses in law, political science, sociology and other fields relevant to the study of democratic governance and Human Rights. The first semester from January to April 2016 is held at the EIUC premises in Venice and the second one from April to July 2016 takes place in one of the partner universities in the Master's Consortium.
DE.MA is meant to play an active role in the ongoing debate about the principles underpinning the transition of political regimes to democracy. It aims to:
- Create high-profile experts in the fields of democratic governance and the protection of human rights, allowing them to act as promoters of a process leading to the affirmation of the democratic principles;
- Foster the creation of an élite group of people in the promotion of democratic institutions;
- Build a network of experts in political institutions, in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organisations in the Region.
The presence of academics, professionals and students from different countries, coupled with the knowledge-sharing and the international mobility, make of this Master a unique and excellent opportunity to get an in-depth knowledge and to build up skills in the field of democratic governance and human rights. Moreover, participants will be plunged in a truly international environment and will be part of a Mediterranean network of high-level faculty, experts and prestigious international partners.
Students will benefit from grants covering most of the accommodation and subsistence costs during the first and second semester. Furthermore, all participants will be supported with finding accommodation and with administrative procedures for getting the visa.