Call for Applications – INES Project Seminar on Human Rights

Dear members and friends of INES,

We are proud and delighted to announce yet another exciting INES project seminar. This year, we will travel to Strasbourg to explore ‘Human Rights and Hard Realities – Significant Milestones Status Quo and the Future Development of Human Rights in a Globalized World’.

Human Rights have evolved early in history, starting from Aristotle’s work on liberties of citizens, proceeding with the Magna Charta, and gaining further prominence after the French Revolution and the Declaration of Independence. Ever since the Second World War, Human Rights issues have moved to the very core of international relations. During the European integration process they have also become integral elements of European politics. However, what importance do they have today? What different kinds of Human Rights protection do we have and how do they interact? Or, even more importantly, how effective are they?

Focusing on these questions, in cooperation with its international partners and with the generous support of the “Youth in Action” programme of the European Commission, the International Network of European Studies (INES) is holding a seminar in Strasbourg for interested young people.

The seminar – ‘Human Rights and Hard Realities – Significant Milestones Status Quo and the Future Development of Human Rights in a Globalized World’ will be held from 16th to 21st April 2010.

After an introduction by Prof. Syméon Karagiannis (University of Strasbourg), we will visit the Council of Europe to explore the Institution’s role in Human Rights issues. In the following, participants will have opportunities to meet members of different NGOs and to shed light on the role of Human Rights issues within the European Union, as well as the importance of the European Ombudsman. Another highlight of the seminar will be a visit to the European Court of Human Rights.

The participation fee is € 120 (€ 100 for INES members), including complete room and board and all scheduled visits. 75% of travel costs will be reimbursed upon presentation of original tickets and boarding passes. Important: Please do not make travel arrangements before we have finally confirmed your participation. Also, please note that you are required to attend all parts of the seminar, from the arrival until the departure day.
Sound interesting? Then just fill out the application (see form below) and email it to
human-rights(at) by Friday, March 5th, 2010. Since we only have a limited number of places available, we will make a selection based on the information provided by applicants. Please note: You have to be between the age of 18 and 30 and have your registered residency in a YiA member partner country
We are looking forward to an interesting and stimulating seminar in Strasbourg!



FreundESkreis Europäische Studien Osnabrück e.V. (FESO) | De Jonge Socialisten in de PvdA (JS) | De Studievereniging Europese Studies (SES) Amsterdam
Realized with the generous support of:

European Commission – Youth in Action

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