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Europaeum Summer School 2013 - "Rights and Citizenship in Europe: are we really equal?"

Venues: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Period: September 2-7, 2013
Application deadline: August 15, 2013


Human rights are taken for granted in Europe, and among Europe’s citizens. This was not always so. There were long battles to achieve such rights, and then to see Europe’s Human Rights Act established, enacted and enforced. Now, the current crisis has helped to refocus our interest in civic, political and economic rights by challenging universalism and revealing gaps and inequalities. The 2013 Europaeum Summer School will bring together experts from law and justice, think tanks, NGOs and universities, to discuss key questions over five days of talks, panels, working groups, debates role-playing and discussions.

These will include the following:

  • Does everyone deserve the same rights?
  • What makes a good citizen?
  • What rights do nations have to set their own rights?
  • What do we mean by civil society? Should Muslims be free to wear the burqa?
  • After 1989, did the EU ‘civilise’ the former East and Central Europe region?
  • Does the democratic deficit mean a loss of political rights? Is Europe doing enough to respect Earth rights?
  • Should migrants have the same rights as citizens?
  • What is the balance between civil rights and duties?
  • What do we mean by social, economic and health rights?


The Summer School is open to all Europaeum graduates, i.e. graduates of the following universities: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Oxford, Universiteit Leiden, Università di Bologna, Universität Bonn, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Univerzita Karlova, Prague, Helsingin Yliopisto, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski.


Application Procedure

To apply, please contact the Office with a letter of intent, demonstrating your interest in the event, a short CV (max. 2 pages), and a letter of support from your supervising professor.
All local costs will be covered through the Europaeum, but graduates are expected to cover their own travel costs.


Speakers list

  • Professor Aida Torres
  • Professor Josep Ferrer Riba
  • Professor Antoni Luna Garcia
  • Dr Alain Servantie
  • Dr Jaume Lopez
  • Dr Paul Flather


Information & contacts

The Europaeum
+44(0)1865 284 480
+44(0)1865 284 481


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