European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is ready to accept applications for the Venice School of Human Rights which will take place in Venice, Lido from 26 June to 4 July 2015. Candidatures will be accepted until 17 May 2015. The topic is “(Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities”.
Since 2010 EIUC’s Venice School of Human Rights studies today’s challenges in the field of human rights examining their reasons and possible solutions to deploy. In 5 years more than 500 participants from all over the world have attended the Venice School in the beautiful surrounding of the Monastery of San Nicolò at the Lido of Venice.
The 2015 Venice School is structured in the following three thematic clusters, which will be chosen by the participants when applying:
*Business and Human Rights,
*Human Rights and New Technologies and
*Human Rights and Gender Issues.
This year the Venice School for Human Rights will be opened by two prestigious lecturers:
Maria Virginia Bras Gomes, member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Senior Social Policy Adviser in the Ministry of Solidarity and Social Security of Portugal.
Albie Sachs, South African activist and former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa under appointment by Nelson Mandela
Furthermore its international faculty includes prestigious lectures in human rights such as Stefano Rodotà, former President of the Italian Data Protection Commission and of the European Group on Data Protection and Emilio De Capitani, Executive Director of the Fundamental Rights European Experts Group. See full list of lecturers here.
The Venice School is designed for postgraduates from all areas of the social sciences and humanities and for practitioners who want to address the topics proposed from a multi-disciplinary approach that will be useful in further engagements in their respective field of work. The lectures will be held in English.