Amsterdam, Netherlands

Practising Human Rights in Urban Areas

when 5 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 675

In this practice oriented, Amsterdam-based summer course with an international perspective, you will learn strategies and skills to work with groups that are in a challenging human rights situation. How? By using creative methods, a positive approach (capabilities approach), digital storytelling, and by learning by doing in practice.

Course leader

Dr. Jeroen Gradener

Target group

The course is open to 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students and graduate students. Students who don’t meet these requirements can still be accepted based on motivation or experience. A sufficient English level is required.

The course is relevant for students with various backgrounds, from social work to business. Please note that the course requires full and active participation, social interaction with people inside and outside the course is an important part of the program.

Course aim

- Extend your knowledge of urban issues, the ethics of human freedom, human rights advocacy strategies and groups in challenging human rights situations in urban contexts;
- Acquire skills to work with challenged groups from a human rights perspective, by using creative methods and digital storytelling;
- Develop critical and creative thinking, learn about cultural awareness tools and develop the skills to apply them;
- Experience working in an urban environment (Amsterdam as laboratory) with an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
- Learn how to set up community-based research, and acquire the skills for developing a strategy to empower challenged groups from a strength perspective.

Credits info

3 EC

Fee info

EUR 675: Tuition