European MA Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation

                         EUROPEAN MASTER'S DEGREE

                          CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

The European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA)
seeks candidates for its 2001/2002 programme. This unique studies
programme was established in 1997 through the joint efforts of 15
partner European universities, with the support of the European Union,
the Municipality of Venice and the Region of Veneto. It enjoys the
sponsorship of UNESCO and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human
Rights, and it benefits from the co-operation of the Council of Europe,
the Organisation for the Security and Co-operation in Europe and other
international organisations.

This post-graduate degree offers qualified candidates an excellent
opportunity to learn about human rights and democratisation both from an
operational and a policy-oriented point of view. While being taught in
law, philosophy, political science and anthropology by leading lecturers
and experts, students receive substantial training for working as
academics or staff in inter-governmental and non-governmental

During the first semester (September to January) participants study and
live in the medieval Monastery of San Nicola in Venice, the Lido. A key
feature of the first semester is the involvement of experts - often
"fresh from the field" - emphasising the action-oriented aspect of the

programme. The semester ends with a one-week field trip.
In the second semester (February to June) students continue their
studies in a country different from that of their home. The partner
universities are situated in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal,
Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. After successfully passing exams
and a dissertation, graduates will be awarded the degree of European MA
in Human Rights and Democratisation conferred by the University of

Students will be partially subsidised for their accommodation during the
first semester and receive a mobility grant for the second semester
(five months).

Candidates should have a university degree in a field relevant to human
rights and democratisation including law, social science and the
humanities. Working experience in the area of human rights, development
co-operation or humanitarian aid in international, governmental or
non-governmental organisations would be an asset. Places are open to EU
citizens, to non-EU citizens and to citizens of European countries that
have applied for EU membership. All non-EU applicants should have a
multiple entries Schengen visa for study reasons. Candidates should be
fluent in English and have a good knowledge of French.


For further enquiries you can visit the E.MA web site at ,
contact the E.MA Secretariat in Venice (phone +39-041-526.54.85, fax
+39-041-526.29.27) or the co-ordinating university in Padua (phone
39-049-827.36.85, fax +39-049-827.36.84) or send an e-mail to

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