Barcelona, Spain

Social Movements and the Conquest of Rights

when 15 July 2024 - 26 July 2024
language Spanish
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 150

In this course we will study how the rights we can count on in today's society have been achieved, emphasizing the importance of the collective action of social movements in their attainment. First of all, we will consider what we are talking about when we talk about rights, starting from the long history of demands that had one of its materializations in the universal declaration of Human Rights approved 75 years ago. We will address the different types of existing rights recognized by the United Nations, from civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights, to emerging rights linked to current challenges such as the right to the environment or digital rights. We will also consider what social movements are, what distinguishes them from other forms of organization and we will analyze why they are and have been so important for the achievement of rights and social change. Different experiences of collective demands will help us to address specific rights throughout the course.

Course leader

Jordi Mir

Target group

Undergraduated students (Sophomore, Junior and Senior)

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration fee (non refundable)
EUR 750: Tuition fee (non refundable)


Non UPF students from universities with an international exchange partnership with UPF will be exempt of paying the 150€ non refundable registration fee.