Svaty Jan pod Skalou (near Prague), Czech Republic

Humanitarian Action and Advocacy

when 23 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 230

Humanitarianism versus Development (main differences, importance of differentiation, blurring of lines)
Advocacy in Humanitarian Action (the impact of advocacy, collecting testimonies, designing and executing an advocacy strategy)
Legal structures governing Humanitarian Action and Attacks on Humanitarians (Jus ad bellum and Jus in bello, IAC, NIAC, and other conflict categories, International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, Common article 3 and the Geneva Conventions)
Recent trends: attacks on hospitals, schools, and aid workers (Case study: bombing of the MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan)
Case study Humanitarian Action in practice: the Democratic Republic of Congo
Case study Humanitarian Action in practice: the current Refugee CrisisThe course is addressed to any student who has an interest in the humanitarian responses in current conflicts around the world. The methodology of the course will be mostly seminar-style discussions and group work and presentations, while the material will be a combination of academic texts, opinion pieces, written personal stories, news items, videos, etc.

Course leader

Leonoor Cornelissen

Target group

High school students from across the world.

Fee info

EUR 230: "I want to pay the full cost of the Discover experience. It includes the costs during the academy (accommodation, food, materials), travel costs for tutors, marketing, administration and preparatory meetings. Without these expenses, we wouldn't be able to offer a diverse range of high quality courses."
EUR 170: "I prefer to pay only the costs during the academy: accomodation, food and materials."


We understand that people in different countries, and different people within each country, have very different ability to pay the participation fee. We, therefore, expect to offer partial scholarships to up to 80% of participants.