Italy, Venice

Venice School of Human RIghts

when 24 June 2016 - 2 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1100

EIUC Venice School of Human Rights was born in 2010 with the goal of studying today’s challenges in the field of human rights.

It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that « Human Rights are our responsibility ».

Courses are scheduled to take place in Venice at the premises of the European Inter-University Centre in Human Rights and Democratisation over a period of 9 days. The courses will be taught in English by internationally recognised experts in the fields of human rights belonging to EIUC’s partner universities and other organisations that support EIUC projects and endeavors.

Participants will benefit from an extremely rich cultural environment including visits to museums, galleries, churches and the Venice Biennale. Finally, they will be able to relax and enjoy walking along the Lido beaches or cycling around the island once the courses finish in the afternoon.

Course leader

Born in Strasbourg, Florence Benoît-Rohmer holds a PhD in Public Law.

EIUC Secretary General from 2009 to 2015 and President of the Université Robert Schuman (URS), Strasbourg, from 2003 to 2008, Florence Benoît-Rohmer is Professor at the Law Faculty i

Target group

Target: The Venice School is addressed to graduate students from all academic backgrounds, students from the different regional masters in human rights and democratisation, to E.MA alumni as well as to human rights practitioners willing to deepen and improve their knowledge in human rights issues.


Training language: All courses will be held in English. It is, therefore, essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently.

Eligibility: Lectures are conceived for an audience of graduates mainly in Law, Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology or similar who want to address the topics proposed from a multi-disciplinary approach that will be useful in further engagements on the field. In the selection of participants, the School lies great emphasis on interdisciplinarity and gender equality

EIUC will review applications on an on-going basis. This way, EIUC aims to give participants as much time as possible for the organisation of visa, travelling and accommodation (see also: Practical Information). Please visit this website for more information about visa requirements http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en

All participants attending the Venice School of Human Rights will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the course.

Course aim

It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that « Human Rights are our responsibility ».

Courses are scheduled to take place in Venice at the premises of the European Inter-University Centre in Human Rights and Democratisation over a period of 9 days. The courses will be taught in English by internationally recognised experts in the fields of human rights belonging to EIUC’s partner universities and other organisations that support EIUC projects and endeavors.

Participants will benefit from an extremely rich cultural environment including visits to museums, galleries, churches and the Venice Biennale. Finally, they will be able to relax and enjoy walking along the Lido beaches or cycling around the island once the courses finish in the afternoon.

Fee info

EUR 1100: The enrolment fee for 2016 Venice School of Human Rights is 1100,00 € and it will include:

tuition fee
lunches on class days
accommodation with breakfast included in a shared double-room for 9 nights (23 June - 2 July 2016) in Venice at the Crociferi residence (Crociferi)
free shuttle to/from EIUC site on class days at the starting and ending of lectures

We dispose of a limited number of single rooms available on a first-come first-served basis on the Giudecca Island (Redentore). Although a higher fee is not requested for this option we wish to underline that those participants wishing to reserve one of these rooms will not benefit from the free shuttle and will have to organise transportation to and from EIUC site autonomously. Please check here prices for public transportation (actv). Breakfast will also not be included.