April 24, 2013

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2013

The Venice Academy of Human Rights is 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. This year the Academy will take place on 8 - 19 July.

Participation is open to academics, practitioners and Ph.D./J.S.D. students from all countries of the world with an advanced knowledge of human rights. In the selection of participants, the Academy puts great emphasis on fostering interdisciplinarity and securing gender equality. Participation is limited to 60 participants.

The Academy reviews all applications after the end of the application deadline. We aim to give participants as much time as possible for the organisation of visa, travelling and accommodation. Additional applications, after the deadline has passed, will only be considered if the number of accepted participants is below 60.

Important note: While all applications will be reviewed after the deadline has passed, the Academy appreciates early applications as it facilitates the review process.
The Academy is an intensive programme of high standard and applicants should be confident that they are academically and linguistically prepared. All courses will be taught in English. It is, therefore, indispensable that all participants understand and speak English without any difficulty.
Participants must be
  • currently enrolled in a PhD/JSD programme in human rights, international law, political science, international relations, philosophy, sociology or related subjects,
  • have work experience of at least two years in one of these fields in an international or non-governmental organisation,
  • work on human rights issues for a government authority or in academia.
Fees and Waivers
The participation fee is EUR 600. The fee includes enrolment, lunch during the week (Monday-Friday), use of the facilities at EIUC (including wireless access) and social events. The registration fee does not include accomodation. 

The Venice Academy of Human Rights does not offer scholarships.

In the case of hardship, the participation fee can be waived for up to five admitted participants who demonstrate special needs. Priority is given to participants from developing countries. An application for a waiver must be made through the online application form. In case the participation fee is waived, the admitted participant still needs to cover all other expenses associated with the stay in Venice.

All participants must ensure sufficient funds to support themselves during the Academy. Upon request from admitted participants, the Academy can provide support and confirmation letters to employers and grant institutions.

A list of accommodation options on Lido and in Venice, including two special arrangements starting at approx. 40 EUR per night, will be sent to all admitted participants.

Applications will be accepted until 5 May 2013.

Read more: http://www.eiuc.org/research/venice-academy-of-human-rights.html

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