International Summer School "The Future of Human Rights in Europe" in Italy


Deadline:  22 June 2018
Open to: undergraduate and graduate students, including ERASMUS exchange students, solicitors, barristers and other members of the legal professions, civil servants, representatives of NGOs in the human rights sector and all who wish to improve their knowledge of international and European human rights protection
Venue: 23– 28 July 2018 in Nuoro, Italy

Description

The Faculty of Law of Sassari University and the Association for the Promotion of University Studies in Central Sardinia (Consorzio per la promozione degli Studi universitari nella Sardegna centrale), in collaboration with the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, Town Council of Nuoro, the Italian Council for the European Movement, Europe Direct and the Nuoro Chamber of Commerce, are pleased to offer the third International Summer School on «The Future of Human Rights in Europe» to be held in Nuoro from 23rd to 28th July, 2018.

The Summer School is an intensive course which takes place over five days and is designed to provide an in-depth interdisciplinary view of the subject. The program includes lectures, case studies, a workshop on migrant rights and a visit to a Special Reception Centre (Centro di Accoglienza Straordinaria) in Sarule, as well as time to discover the culture and traditions of Sardinia. The urgent need to improve understanding of issues linked to the protection of fundamental human rights is increasingly clear. This is no longer a topic for a few specialists but has become a key social and legal area which no branch of the legal profession can afford to ignore.

The Summer School is an advanced course focusing on in-depth examination of recent developments in the treatment of fundamental human rights in Europe. Particular attention will be paid to the protective instruments of the Council of Europe and of the European Union and how these work together, to the accession of the European Union to the European Convention of Human Rights, and to the relationships between the various Courts. Study sessions will provide an opportunity to review the future of human rights protection in a variety of contemporary social contexts and through the perspective of recent rulings from the European Court of Human Rights and from the European Court of Justice. Topical contexts include the international protection of migrants and disabled people with particular reference to European policies on social inclusion. The lecturers are academics from Italian and international Universities, practicing lawyers and representatives of European Institutions working in the Human Rights field. One full day will be dedicated to reception of migrants and their engagement in socially useful projects. The summer school participants will visit the CAS (Special Reception Centre) in Sarule where they will eat lunch and take part in a discussion with the migrants who are based there.

Eligibility

The Summer School is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, including ERASMUS exchange students, solicitors, barristers and other members of the legal professions, civil servants, representatives of NGOs in the human rights sector and all who wish to improve their knowledge of international and European human rights protection. The course will have a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 participants. 10 places are reserved for students of the University of Sassari (either Sassari or Nuoro sections).

Costs

At the end of the course, two scholarships of €250.00 each, dedicated to the memory of Dr. Gianfranca Deiana, will be awarded for a study trip to Luxembourg and Strasbourg in November 2018. The study trip will provide scholarship holders with the opportunity to participate actively (as far as is permitted) in the work of the EU Court of Justice, the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the plenary sessions of the European Parliament. A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the Summer School.

The course fee for the Summer School is €150.00. In addition to tuition, the course fee also covers the following:

>> Coach travel to and from the Special Migrant Reception Centre in Sarule.

>> Free entry to the gym and swimming pool at Località Farcana – Monte Ortobene, Nuoro.

>> Free entry to: MAN Nuoro Provincial Art Museum; ISRE Sardinian Ethnographic Museum.

>> Free entry to: ISRE Birth place and museum Grazia Deledda (Nobel Prize for Literature, 1926).

>> Free access to local transport. >> Event “Processo all’Europa” (“Europe on trial”) in which all summer school students will participate.

>> Visit to and lunch at the Special Migrant Reception Centre in Sarule.

>> Aperitifs and dialogue with local citizens at the event “L’Europa siamo NOI!” (“We are Europe!”) in the Parco di Sant’Onofrio.

>> Transport, dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in the forest of Montes (Orgosolo).

>> Excursion to Monte Novo San Giovanni (optional: outdoor lunch with local specialities).

Note: Summer School participants may take advantage of a special inclusive price of €300.00 per person, for six nights, at a local 3-star hotel. This price covers accommodation in a double room together with half pension (breakfast and one meal per day). If you are interested in this offer, please note this in your enrolment e-mail. There is a surcharge of €20.00 per day for a single room at the hotel

Application

Application must be made by email using the form provided in the Summer School 2018 section on www.uninuoro.it or www.giuriss.it; the form must be sent to ccarta@uniss.it by 22nd June, 2018. Participants will receive e-mail confirmation of enrolment and bank details (IBAN) for payment of the course fee which must be received by 12:00 local time on 29 June, 2018.

In order to apply, register HERE.

In order to complete the registration, a copy of the completed bank transfer and copy of a photo ID document in PDF format must be sent by email to: segreteriadidattica@uninuoro.it and ccarta@uniss.it.

The official web-page.