Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights in Ulcinj

Deadline: 21 June, 2015
Open to: students and new graduates from the Western Balkan and EU who are especially interested in democracy, human rights and the rule of law
Venue: 6 to 19 September 2015 in Ulcinj/Montenegro.

Description

The goal of the Academy is to promote academic education on democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the Western Balkan region as a specific focus. The Academy establishes a link connecting academia and practice, promoted through an interdisciplinary and interactive format. To keep abreast with political, legal and social changes and to underscore the Academy’s continuous relevance for future professionals, a reasonable part of each year’s programme focuses on specific themes.

The intense two-week programme includes courses and workshops on different thematic fields such as concepts of democracy in a globalized world, the international and regional human rights instruments and standards (UN, CoE, OSCE, EU), the relevance of the rule of law, the efficiency of judicial systems, and also includes special human rights related topics. Students and lecturers will be accommodated in the hotel complex Dvori Balsića and Palata Venezia, both situated aside at the historic fortress of  Ulcinj’s Bay, with a famous panorama over the amphiteathic town of  Ulcinj.

Eligibility

Motivated students and new graduates with different academic backgrounds ̶ who are especially interested in democracy, human rights and the rule of law are encouraged to apply for the programme. The target group are in particular students from the Western Balkan region and from EU Member States. Students coming from other countries are also welcome to apply, however preference will be given to students coming from the above mentioned target regions.

Costs

The participation fee is EUR 150 for students and new graduates from the Western Balkan region and EUR 250 from EU and other countries. Travel costs have to be borne by the participants themselves. Accommodation including half board (breakfast and lunch or dinner) for the two weeks is covered by the Academy.

How to apply?

If you are interested to participate, please fill in the application form and send it, together with your CV and a motivation letter in one PDF document until 21 June, 2015 to the following e-mail addresses of the Academy’s team (see below): [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

For more information, please download official call

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