Second round deadline: 30 June 2016. The first semester from mid/late September 2016 until January 2017 is held at the EIUC premises in Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.  

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and its partner univeristies Birzeit University (Palestine), Saint Joseph University (Lebanon), International University of Rabat (Morocco) and Ca’ Foscari University (Italy) are proud to present to you the second edition of the Master in Democratic Governance – Democracy and Human Rights in the Mena Region (DE.MA), starting in September 2016.

We write to you on this occasion to kindly to ask you to disseminate the launch of the third edition of DE.MA on your platforms. As follows we will provide you with some information on the programme, as well as include some useful attachments.

DE.MA is a multidisciplinary curriculum offering courses in law, political science, sociology and other fields relevant to the study of democratic governance and Human Rights. Open to professionals and graduates, it will combine a theoretical and practical approach and it will deliver a professional Master’s degree (60 ECTS) from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. The first semester from mid/late September 2016 until January 2017 is held at the EIUC premises in Venice and the second one from February to May 2017 takes place in one of the partner universities in the Master’s Consortium. Thesis defence and graduation ceremony are in July 2017.

This is meant to play an active role in the ongoing debate about the principles underpinning the transition of political regimes to democracy. It aims at:

•Creating high-profile experts in the fields of democratic governance and the protection of human rights, allowing them to act as promoters of a process leading to the affirmation of the democratic principles;

•Fostering the creation of an élite group of people committed to the promotion of democratic institutions;

•Building a network of experts to be active in political institutions, in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organizations in the Region.

Interested? Here are the practicalities:

First round deadline: 30 May 2016

Second round deadline: 30 June 2016

Language: English, (knowledge of French and Arabic recommended)

Teaching method: Face to face teaching

TUITION FEES: 4.000.00 euro.

TUITION WAIVERS/SCHOLARSHIPS: EIUC offers financial support in the form of a partial contribution towards living expenses and/or a full or partial tuition waiver. This type of financial support is awarded to a limited number of students on the basis of academic achievement, need and geographical distribution.

More information on the DE.MA, the professors and the programme can be found here:

We would appreciate your support in the further online advertisement of EIUC’s DE.MA Master! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.

Francesco Ricapito
E.MA Administrative Officer
Monastery of San Nicolò, Riviera San Nicolò, 26 • I-30126 Venice Lido (VE)
Tel: +39 041 2720922 • Fax: +39 041 2720914

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