Venice, Italy

Venice School for Human Rights Defenders

when 18 June 2022 - 25 June 2022
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1342

The Global Campus of Human Rights is now accepting applications for the Venice School for Human Rights Defenders 2022. The School, organised in cooperation with the European Parliament, will take place in Venice, at the Global Campus Headquarters, from 18 to 25 June 2022.

The Venice School is devoted to developing human rights defenders’ advocacy skills and expertise and exploring today’s challenges in the field of human rights or other topical issues, allowing participants to examine their causes and possible solutions.

Course leader

The programme hosts the 2022 selected Sakharov Fellows and will include lectures by Sakharov laureates, Right Livelihood Foundation laureates, prominent human rights figures, renowned academics, experts and activists from civil society and NGOs.

Target group

The training programme is addressed to human rights practitioners from all over the world as well as to graduate students from all academic backgrounds willing to deepen and improve their knowledge in human rights topics. Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required.

Course aim

During the training programme, participants will be able to develop human rights defenders’ advocacy skills and expertise; enhance the ability of human rights defenders to engage strategically with UN mechanisms and examining how they can use them to bolster their work at the national level; develop diplomatic and civil society networks; share knowledge and expertise which human rights defenders can use to ensure their voice is central in international human rights decision-making processes.

Fee info

EUR 1342: The enrolment fee includes:
Tuition fee
Lunches and coffee breaks on class days
Welcome aperitif
Social event
Access to our online learning platform and included documentation
Certificate at the end of the programme