Between 23 June 2014 and 2 July 2014 a summer school on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management is arranged in Bozen/Bozano in Italy and St. Moritz in Switzerland by the Institute for Minority Rights of the European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC); Foundation Convivenza, Switzerland; Middlesex University, School of Law, London and University of Graz, Austria.
The 2014 edition of the Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management explores challenges to the political participation of national minorities, indigenous peoples and migrants, and introduces participants to the standards, laws and institutions that support the participation of minority groups. Participants will critically examine their effectiveness, and assess what alternative tools and strategies are available to members of a minority seeking political participation. They will also discuss the important question why persons belonging to minorities, unlike those belonging to the majority, should have special rights to guarantee their participation, as required by a number of international and regional instruments.
The summer school is open to 25-30 students, young researchers, civil servants, politicians, activists and journalists.
Researcher Sarah Stephan participated in the 2013 edition of the summer school and warmly recommends it as a lasting experience, rich in knowledge and personal encounters.
Apply until 10 April.