23 - 27 September 2014
European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy - ETC Graz
The summer academy HOW TO MANAGE HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CITY? aims at presenting and discussing instruments and mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of human rights at the local level. Against the background of local and regional authoritiesí rights and obligations it focuses on citiesí and regionsí self-governance including their obligation to respect, protect, fulfil and also promote human rights at the local level.
The summer academy is designed as a four days (Wednesday to Saturday) intensive programme, combining plenary sessions with keynote lectures, working groups and presentations dedicated to the implementation of the theoretical lessons. It design gives ample space to discussion and problem-solving, through keynotes and presentations and its main focus on output-oriented workshops.
The programme is designed for administration professionals working at municipal or regional levels, politicians and collaborators of non-governmental organizations from all CoE member states.
Outstanding experts working on human rights implementation at international, regional and municipal levels. More...
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Participants will learn how to implement equality policies and fight discrimination within the city as a democratic institution, taking into account the roles of rule-makers, employers, service providers and public contractors. They will deepen their knowledge and understanding in the fields of combating racism and implementing human rights in a multi-level governance environment.
The programme aims at the goal-oriented elaboration of hands-on problem solutions. Thus, in exchange with colleagues and facilitated by renowned international experts, participants will take home concrete ideas, concepts and instruments for the implementation of human rights in their cities and regions.
750 euro for the whole programme, 300 euro per day (150 euro for optional programme)
HOW TO REGISTER?
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The summer academy is hosted by the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (ETC Graz), with contributions of UNESCO, the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, as well as the City of Graz in the frame of the ECCAR network.