21.06.2010 – 02.07.2010
Bozen/Bolzano – Italy
The Summer School deals with the complexities of human and minority rights and diversity management in Europe mainly through the discussion of the international and interregional protection mechanisms of the United Nations, the OSCE and the Council of Europe. Moreover, the wide range of linguistic, educational and political rights to be found in different national constitutional systems will be explored. A special focus explores the concept of cultural diversity under EC law as gaining more and more significance beyond the context of minority protection, as well as the phenomena of immigration and social inclusion. The Summer School will attempt to clarify what it is that forms the core of European identity and whether this factor can overcome the ethno-national legacies of the past.
We offer not only an in-depth overview on human and minority rights but also the possibility to discuss their implementation with international leading academics, lawyers and practitioners from international organisations.
As a conclusion to the Summer School participants will participate in an international conference presenting the final results of the research project: MIMI – Minority Protection in Central Europe (see www.eurac.edu/mimi). Thus students will have the opportunity of engaging in expert discussions about the implementation of minority rights and its impact on those concerned.
Applications online at www.eurac.edu/summerschool until 01.04.2010.
The program is tailored for civil servants from local, regional or national administrations who primarily deal with the minority related issues and therefore require both theoretical and practical training in diversity management; lawyers, economists, social scientists and others in the employment of non-governmental organisations wishing to enhance inter-disciplinary skills and to specialise within different aspects of European integration and diversity; journalists and teachers interested in the recent developments and advanced training in the related fields; Master and PhD students wishing to acquire greater competitive personal competence beneficial for a future career in the academia or practice-orientated professions.
Tuition fee: 500€. Accommodation, travel costs and other expenses are not covered by the tuition fee. 5 scholarships covering the tuition fee are available. Convenient accommodation for every participant can be arranged by the organizers.
EURAC - The European Academy is located in the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol in northern Italy. The case of South Tyrol is often quoted as a model of self-governanance and regionalism as well as a model solution for minority protection. Hence EURAC is able to provide exceptional theoretical and practical knowledge in the examination and application of issues related to minority protection and regionalism.
For further information, including detailed programme and enrolment procedure, please visit: www.eurac.edu/summerschool