The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

Introduction

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence formed by 41 universities from all European Union Member States.

Mission

EIUC was founded in 2002 on a commitment to the realisation of the values promoted by the EU, the promotion of high-level inter-disciplinary human rights education. EIUC is located in Venice, Italy.

Governing Bodies

The EIUC Organs are the Assembly, the Board of Administrators, the President, the Honorary President, the Deputy-President, the Secretary General, the Advisory Board, and the Auditor.

Universities

EIUC gathers 41 prestigious European universities, all renowned for their leading role in education, research and advocacy in human rights and democratisation.

Partners

EIUC has Memorandum of Understandings with some of the major international organisations in the field of human rights

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Programs

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Master

European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Italy Venice

E.MA offers you a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester from September to January in Venice (Italy) and a Second Semester from [+]

E.MA offers you a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester from September to January in Venice (Italy) and a Second Semester from February to July in one of the 41 E.MA universities in the EU. The historic and peaceful location of the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice Lido will be the setting where you will meet, learn, study and debate with our international network of academics, field practitioners and experts in human rights, development and institution building. Join the community of more than 1300 human rights professionals and defenders holding the E.MA Joint Degree and now working in national, international, governmental, inter- and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions, dealing with human rights and democratisation. Admission The call for applications for the academic year 2015/2016 will open around December 2014. Necessary documents: - Your Curriculum Vitae - A copy of your University degree(s) and transcript of exams (with translation into English, French or Italian if the originals are in another language). If you have studied in Europe you will also have to present the related Diploma Supplement(s) - A copy of your passport (personal information page only) - Two letters of reference - Copy of English language certificate(s) obtained in the last 3 years (accepted certificates are the Cambridge First Certificate/Advanced/Proficiency, TOEFL or IELTS) - The application will be provided on-line and the documents should be uploaded in PDF format. [-]

Master in Democratic Governance - Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA Region

Campus Full time 6 months September 2016 Italy Venice

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. Admission Criteria 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. [-]

Contact

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

Address Riviera San Nicolò 26
30126 Venezia, Italia
Website http://www.eiuc.org/
Phone +39 041 272 0911