Russia, Moscow

Religion, Identity and Freedom of Conscience

when 13 May 2016 - 19 May 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 370

This course will focus on the protection of human rights in Europe – in particular the freedoms of conscience, belief and expression – the idea of religious freedom and identity, and the fine line between cultural and religious freedom in the larger context of freedom of conscience. The course will examine in detail the convergence of various layers of identity with the meta identity of citizenship in a given space both at the national and the global level.

Course leader

Nina Belyaeva, Marco Balboni, Jean-Paul Costa

Target group

BA & MA Students, PhD students, Researchers with polititcal science, culture, international relations and public policy background

Course aim

A highly qualified team of international scholars will address the subject of human rights – rooted in the European context – and examine challenges that affect the populations around the globe. The idea of identity and the embedded mix of religiosity aligned with expressions of traditional religious values generate critical challenges for scholars and policymakers worldwide. Through analysis of Council of Europe activities and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) case law, participants will obtain a deep understanding of the common values shared by European countries. Participants will also discuss the diverse practices of the implementing ECHR rulings in different countries.
This weeklong academic journey is not only an opportunity to gain a very topical understanding of human rights in the context of identity and religious freedom through working with acclaimed scholars, but also a chance to earn a certificate validated by three international institutes.

Credits info

3 ECTS credits are comprised by 38 contact hours + 76 hours of independent student work (114 study hours in total)

Fee info

EUR 370: The payment includes 3 ECTS credits, which are comprised by 38 contact hours + 76 hours of independent student work. (114 study hours in total). Participants will also be provided with reading materials for the School, accommodation and transport to the venue and back. Cultural events - a bus tour around Moscow and a concert at the venue, - are also included.