Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (Italy)

Applied ICDSummer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy, 27 August – 5 September 2018, Venice, Italy. Deadline: 20 June 2018.

The Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and Cinema Rights and Human Advocacy (CHRA).

The 10-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 75thVenice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.

EIUC Summer School in Cinema Human Rights & Advocacy 2018 (Italy)

Study AbroadEIUC is glad to announce the 13th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (August 27-September 5, 2018), a training initiative developed by EIUC and CHRA dedicated to graduates, professionals of the human rights, media, NGO and advocacy sector and anyone who uses or is interested in using audio-visual media as a tool for promoting social change are encouraged to apply to the Summer School.

Early Bird: 9 May 2018
Registration Deadline: 20 June 2018

The 13th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by EIUC and CHRA. The 10-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 75th Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.

The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies. The eight sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights illustrated in Films, a History of Human Rights Cinema, Freedom of Expression and Censorship, the Role of the Media in Advancing Human Rights Causes, the Use of Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy, Production and Distribution of Human Rights Films and Social Documentaries, The Role of the New Media during Conflict, Documentary Film Project Development. Each module is illustrated by film or documentary screenings.

EIUC Global Campus Visual Contest: Diversity & Inclusion

Applied ICDThe Global Campus of Human Rights is glad to announce the launch of the fourth edition of the Global Campus Visual Contest, open to photographers and video-makers, professionals and amateurs, from any part of the world. It will be open from 1 March and will accept submissions through 4 May 2018.
The theme for 2018 is “Diversity and Inclusion”. Our societies are increasingly diverse in terms of values, beliefs not to mention characteristics like gender, sexual orientation, culture, language, and more. Evidence shows that by adopting and integrating inclusive practices and policies, and by managing them well, institutions and the people within them thrive. Through its official launch on the 1st March Zero Discrimination Day, the Global Campus Visual Contest would like to promote diversity and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity without discrimination.
NOTE: Remember that the Center for Intercultural Dialogue has also organized a video competition, asking for answers to the question, What does intercultural dialogue look like? Please participate in the EIUC event, but remember to participate in ours as well!

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2018 (Italy)

Applied ICDEIUC has announced the launch of its 2018 Venice Academy of Human Rights, an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge.

The 2018 Venice Academy of Human Rights will focus on “Migration, Mobility and Diversity: New Horizons for Human Rights”. EIUC is honored to welcome back Professor François Crépeau, former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants from 2011 to 2017, current Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University, Canada and recently appointed 2017-2018 International Francqui Professor at Université catholique de Louvain, to the Monastery of San Nicolò which he will act as the Academic and Scientific Coordinator of the Academy.

Early Bird: 11 April 2018
Registration Deadline: 23 May 2018

EIUC Venice School of Human Rights (Italy) 2018

Applied ICDEIUC is glad to announce the next Venice School of Human Rights, 9-16 June 2018. Registration deadline extended to 14 May 2018.

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”.

International Electoral Observers Training (Italy)

Applied ICDInternational Electoral Observers (IEO) – Training by European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). March 19-24, 2018 (Italy).

Open and legitimate elections are at the basis of both sustainable development and effective democracy. Actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. This support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions, all activities that requires skilled and trained observers.

THE PROGRAMME

The aim of the training seminar is to deepen the theoretical and practical expertise on election observation missions in providing participants with practical skills which will be an asset in case of further applications as international observers.

Starting with a thorough introduction on the international observation theory and legal standards, the course will analyse the practical life of a short term observer from the selection procedure to the end of the mission including the observation of the polls, the filling of the forms, the reporting system and the code of conduct. The methodology will combine frontal lecturers in plenary, working groups as well as role plays, discussions and simulation exercises. Participants will also be introduced to the long-term election observation by analysing in depth some of the aspects related to an international observation mission such as working relations, interviewing techniques, media and security.

Deadline early bird enrolment: 25 January 2018
Registration deadline: 15 February 2018
Course dates19-24 March 2018
Venue: EIUC premises in Venice Lido at the Monastery of San Nicolò.

Fundamental Rights Strategic Litigation Training (Italy)

Applied ICDEIUC is glad to announce the launch of ACTIONES (the multi-stakeholder training session of the EU funded ACTIONES project) open to representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), Equality Bodies (EBs); judges; public officials; individual litigants.

Fundamental Rights Strategic Litigation à la Carte in the EU ACTIONES Multi-Stakeholder Training

This is the final multi-stakeholder training session of the EU funded ACTIONES project, which targets legal professionals with the aim to explore potential of the Charter of Fundamental Rights as the basis of the strategic litigation. The training puts a specific emphasis on the dynamically growing area of illegal migration and asylum.

THE PROGRAMME

The 3-days training is organised around three main areas. The role of the different actors before, during and after litigation, the role of the different instances at the regional and international levels, and the policy implications of strategic litigation; strategic litigation on the basis of selected fundamental rights protected by the EU Charter, such as non-discrimination, consumer protection, environmental rights; highlights of best practices and challenges from own practice. Case studies on procedural issues relating to public interest litigation will be analysed and the learning will be closed by a simulation exercise.

THE PARTNERS

ACTIONES is coordinated by the European University Institute Centre for Judicial Cooperation and involves the following 16 partner institutions: Association of European Administrative Judges, College of Europe, Croatian Judicial Academy, Estonian Supreme Court, EIUC, National Association of the Romanian Bars, Polish National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, Romanian National Institute of Magistracy, Slovenian Judicial training Centre, Spanish General Council for the Judiciary, University of Amsterdam, University of Ljubjana, University of Parma, University of Pompeu Fabra, University of Uppsala, Italian School for the Magistracy.

Registration deadline: 1 August 2017
Course dates: 16-18 October 2017

Venue: EIUC premises in Venice Lido at the Monastery of San Nicolò Admission requirements: Eligible are representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), Equality Bodies (EBs); judges; public officials; individual litigants.

Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy

Study AbroadThe Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly organised by EIUC and CHRA. The 7-day intense programme is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy. The School provides a unique occasion for participants to share ideas and foster critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers in conjunction with the 74th Venice international Film Festival, and learn how to use visual media as a tool for social and cultural change. Participants will be given accreditation to the Film Festival providing access to a selection of festival screenings.

THE PROGRAMME: The Summer School offers an exciting combination of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies. The eight teaching sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights illustrated in Films, a History of Human Rights Cinema, Freedom of Expression and Censorship, the Role of the Media in Advancing Human Rights Causes, the Use of Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy, Production and Distribution of Human Rights Films and Social Documentaries and Documentary Film Project Development. Each module is illustrated by film or documentary screenings.

LECTURERS AND EXPERTS: The faculty is composed by internationally acclaimed experts in film, television, photography and human rights such as the photographer and filmmaker Nick Danziger, Professor of international law at Middlesex University in London Bill Schabas, Dartmouth Films Founder and Managing Director Christopher Hird, EIUC Secretary General Manfred Nowak, Chair of International Law – University of Antwerp Koen de Feyeter, Witness Programme Manager Kelly Matheson, and Senior Lecturer in Film and Television at Birkbeck – University of London Emma Sandon.

Dates: 28 August – 3 September 2017
Early bird deadline: 15 May 2017 // Deadline for enrolment: 21 June 2017

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2017

Applied ICDThe European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation’s Venice Academy of Human Rights is accepting applications for its summer program. Please have a look at the call for applications and the detailed program on their website.

Key Facts
Theme: Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities
Dates: Monday, 3 July – Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Application Deadline: 14 May 2017
Faculty: Branko Milanović (opening lecture), Olivier De Schutter (general course), Wilfried Altzinger, Andreas Føllesdal, Dzidek Kędzia, Miloon Kothari, Manfred Nowak, Kate Pickett, Heisoo Shin
Participants: Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students
Type of courses: Lectures, seminars, discussion sessions and panel presentations
Number of hours: 34 hours
Venue: EIUC, Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities
Instead of “the end of history”, we have lived through a major financial crisis, including a debt crisis in Europe that is far from over, and we are currently witnessing threats to democratic governance both from outside and from within the democratic system. Whether these are only temporary setbacks in the global spread of liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism has to been seen. However, it is reason to pause and reconsider the prospects for economic and social justice against the background of rising inequalities in the world.

The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2017, in co-operation with PluriCourts – Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, looks at these developments from an interdisciplinary perspective that combines law, economics, politics and sociology. Lectures and seminars by the distinguished faculty discuss the question what role do human rights play in enabling and promoting social justice. Are human rights an effective tool for the promotion of economic and social equality? Do human rights impose limits to privatization of particular goods and services? How do human rights enable a just economic and social order? These are but some of the questions that participants of the Academy will discuss in an intense programme over ten days next summer.

Venice Academy of Human Rights
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC).

The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, doctoral and master students with an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members and peers.

At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.

MOOC: Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration

The Global Campus on Regional Masters continues the development of its Open Learning Series with a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration. The course will be released on 15 May 2017. Enrolment opens on 15 April 2017 and is completely free.

For women and girls, cross-border movement is often compounded by many challenges such as sexual and gender-based violence, psychosocial stress and trauma, and all forms of exploitation, including trafficking. Addressing the root causes of forced and economic migration and ensuring that the human rights of women and girls are protected throughout the migration process are essential steps towards a stronger recognition of their equal dignity. This MOOC provides participants with knowledge, multiple perspectives and examples of practices in a field that is at the crossroads of gender, migration and human rights studies.

All the way through cross-border movements of people, gender is an important factor in many respects: it might determine causes and consequences of migration, impact on asylum procedures, and be a key factor in human rights violations. This is particularly true for refugee and migrant women and girls who remain overall the group most affected by gender-based violence (GBV). Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and regional level, this MOOC offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of standards, developments, challenges and opportunities in this area of human rights protection.

Course Dates: 15 May – 10 July 2017
Commitment: 5 hours/week
Requirements: participation in 6 weekly discussions and completion of 2 quizzes

The course is open to upper year undergraduates; postgraduates; NGO activists and practitioners interested in interdisciplinary human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, migration; young lawyers and social scientists; active and motivated citizens from around the world.

At the end of the course, participants who have successfully completed all the requirements will receive a certificate confirming their participation.