Go to HHH home page.

Human rights & human security academy in Austria July 10-20, for young professionals & grad students

http://www.etc-graz.at/typo3/index.php?id=1118#c2421
crossposted from www.hrea.org

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN SECURITY
BRINGING HUMAN RIGHTS HOME
STRENGTHENING HUMAN SECURITY AT THE LOCAL LEVEL THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
10 - 20 July 2011

ETC | EUROPEAN TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE
FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY
GRAZ | AUSTRIA


****************************************************************************************************************

BACKGROUND

ETC's International Summer Academyon Human Rights and Human Security has been held since 2001, first inMontenegro and Macedonia, and since 2003 in the Human Rights City of Graz.
Following different topics in the past ten years - ranging from humanrights and human wrongs in the Balkans over a culture of human rights tothe question of threats that transnational terrorist and criminalorganisations bring for the peacebuilding and reconstruction process in theWestern Balkan region - it has never lost the focus on the interdependencyof human rights, human security and human rights education. The 10th summeracademy (re)turns to the local level, resuming different approaches tohuman rights implementation in cities and towns, discussing progress andsetbacks and giving examples not only of the Human Rights City of Graz. Theprogramme is designed to raise awareness on human rights challenges andpossible solutions by means of human rights education and education fordemocratic citizenship, to strengthen democratic and human rightsprinciples, to contribute to bringing the scientific discourse closer tocivil society and to build future relations and include theparticipants in existing networks.

The programme furtherprovides an introduction to the concept of human security which is set intorelation to societal factors such as poverty and exclusion, but also racism and right-wing extremism and their effects on "old" and"new" minorities. Concluding the summer academy, human rightseducation strategies will be reviewed in relation to the goals of humansecurity and the respect for human and minority rights.

TOPICSAND WORKSHOPS

* Concepts of human security
* Theinterdependency of concepts: Human rights, human security and human rightseducation
* Challenges to human dignity and human security: Povertyand exclusion
* Re-build my town!
* Challenges to human dignityand human security: Racism and the "old" and "new"minorities
* Challenges to human dignity and human security:Right-wing extremism
* Reasoning strategies against hate speech
* Human (in)securities in the past
* Local strategies for humanrights and human security: The concepts of human rights cities and theCoalition of Cities against Racism
* Building a culture of humanrights: Human rights education strategies
* Learning by doing:Interactive theatre as a participatory instrument

METHODOLOGY

The summer academy draws on the expertise of a selected groupof international and local academics and practitioners who work on thetopics of human rights education and implementation on the local level.Their broad professional orientation - from lawyers to human rightseducators to theatre performers - guarantees the interdisciplinary approachto human rights and human security issues that has made our previous summeracademies a success story.

The academy is designed as a modularcourse, covering one topic per day, which allows for the transfer ofknowledge, the acquisition of skills and the shaping of attitudes as well.
The training is based on morning lectures and discussions andafternoon workshops. In order to assure sustainability and multiplyingeffects, the training methods put particular emphasis on an interactiveapproach, offering a week-long simulation game in one of the afternoonworking groups and visits to numerous local institutions in the secondworking group. Working language of the summer academy is English.Participants who have actively taken part in the whole programme willreceive a certificate of attendance.

TARGET GROUP

The summer academy is designed as ten-day-course for
- youngprofessionals, especially in local administration,
-postgraduate students and young researchers,
- andrepresentatives of NGOs whose work agenda focuses on theimplementation of human rights and democratic proceedings. Special focuswill be laid on the selection of participants from South Eastern andEastern Europe. The number of participants is limited to 30 in order toprovide an intensive learning atmosphere. Participants will be selected onthe basis of their fields of interest and their personal motivation to beinvolved in the programme.

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

http://www.etc-graz.at/typo3/index.php?id=1118#c2421

APPLICATION DEADLINE

31 March 2011

Career Resources

Click here for:

Career Resources