06 May 2012

Human Rights Monitoring Institute
Summer School ‘Using the Lisbon Treaty for Building Active Citizenship’
Vilnius, 6-12 August 2012
The Human Rights Monitoring Institute is currently accepting applications for the Summer School “Using the Lisbon Treaty for Building Active Citizenship”. 

The programme is given by lecturers and experts coming from diverse backgrounds, including active national and international NGOs, human rights institutions, and universities. They will share their expertise related to the Lisbon Treaty, European citizenship, human rights, freedoms and values, as well as experience in human rights advocacy and civil society development.

The programme is especially designed for young leaders active in civil society - young professionals from EU-based NGOs, who are interested in EU and human rights law as well as in developing effective human rigths advocacy campaigns.

Course aim
To provide participants with a solid understanding of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, notion of European citizenship and to provide participants with the tools for raising awareness and advocating active citizenship in their countries. The School aims at establishing connection among the young generation and youth NGOs from EU Member States. It is expected that 3 to 4 project initiatives/partnerships will be developed in the course of the School.

2.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance

Study load
A week-long programme will feature intensive classroom instruction with classes conducted by national and international practitioners, professors and experts in the field of EU and human rights law. Classroom instruction will be enhanced by experiential components such as workshops, film screenings, meetings with diverse NGOs and site visits. Classes will take place from 9 am to 6 pm. Official cultural-educational evening programme – until 9 pm each night.

The Human Rights Monitoring Institute will cover travel (up to 350 euros) and living expenses for selected participants.

Before 1 June 2012.

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