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The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence on human rights education and training and the focal point of the Global Campus network of seven Regional Master’s programmes in Human Rights and Democratisation, funded by the EU. The Global Campus seeks to advance human rights and democracy through regional and global cooperation for education and research.

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Dignity, Freedom, Democracy, Equality, Rule of Law, Respect. The vision (and mission)  shall guide the organisation until 2020 and beyond. A living document and source of inspiration for the whole network


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To act as a strategic hub for the advancement, interconnection and coordination of key resources and expertise in the area of human rights in all regions of the world.

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Governing Bodies

EIUC / Global Campus Governance is composed by different organs.

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A 100-universities’ network

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In addition to the funding and support provided by the European Union, EIUC is the signatory of partnership agreements with some of the major international organisations and academic networks active in the field of human rights


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Thanks to the hospitality of the City of Venice, EIUC’s venue is the Monastery of San Nicolò founded in the 11th century and transformed into a Renaissance cloister in the 16th century. A place of inspiration for human rights students, scholars, activists … and for James Bond fans

The venues of the Regional Master’s programmes of the GC are the University of Sarajevo for South East Europe programme, Yerevan State University for the Caucasus programme, University of Pretoria for the African programme, Mahidol University in Bangkok for the Asia-Pacific programme, San Martin University/CIEP in Buenos Aires for Latin American and the Caribbean programme, and the University of Saint Joseph in Beirut for the Arab World.

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A team of dedicated staff based in Venice and in all other GC venues ensures the efficient management of EIUC and GC activities.

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Almost 3,000 human rights experts, activists and professionals spread throughout the world have graduated with the seven Master’s Programmes forming the Global Campus network

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