Call for Lecturer: E.MAlumni at the E.MA HRD Cluster


The E.MA Programme is once again offering the opportunity to E.MAlumni to lecture in Venice in the framework of the Cluster on Human Rights Defenders. For those of you who are not familiar with the Cluster option, this consists in a series of specialised seminars for a small group of students (max 25). Clusters are mandatory and each student must choose one out of four options (Human Rights Defenders; Transition to Democracy; Gender Issues and Human Rights; Development and Human Rights).

The first Cluster in particular looks at the practical tasks of Human Rights Defenders and the way they must be protected by States, international and regional institutions, including within the EU, and in other settings. Speakers will include representatives of the EU, UN, NHRIs as well as E.MAlumni who have first-hand experience of challenges and practices in working with/as human rights defenders in the field.


For this Cluster, the E.MA Programme is looking for 1 E.MAlumno/a with experience in one of the following areas: protection of civil rights and freedoms; fact-finding, monitoring and reporting; management of diversity in society (non-discrimination); assisting victims of human rights violations in taking cases to courts.

The selected candidate will be invited by EIUC (who will cover travel, accommodation and meals) to teach three classes as follows:

Tuesday 30 October 2012, 16.30-18.00

Wednesday 31 October 2012, 14.30-16.00 and 16.30-18.00

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to the E.MA Programme Director, Dr. Angela Melchiorre (, by 15 September, 6.00pm ECT. 

Still some more days to apply for EIUC – Global Campus FUNDRAISER and FINANCIAL MANAGER

Applications for the positions of

- EIUC - Global Campus FUNDRAISER


must be sent by 31 July 2012. Read here the call for applications 

Call for EIUC Fellowship Programme

Dear all, EIUC is looking for interested E.MA GRADUATES for two positions as fellows in the framework of the EIUC Fellowship Programme.

The Fellowship will start on 21 August 2012 and will end 21 December 2012. The placement offices will be the European Union Delegation in Geneva and New York (one fellow for each office for the entire duration of the programme) where the fellows will assist the delegation in following the United Nations Human Rights Council and United Nations General Assembly and related bodies dealing with Human Rights.

The fellows will perform tasks as set out by their supervisors. The tasks may include, but are not limited to, carrying out research, writing reports and evaluations on negotiations, assisting in the drafting of EU statements and resolutions, as well as participating in negotiations with EU and other countries' delegates. Some administrative tasks can be expected. Often, overtime will be required.

Overall administrative management of the Fellowship Programme is provided by EIUC.




The fellows will be entitled to the following (these entitlements have to be considered as gross amount):

•    Per diem: 45 Euro

•    Travel reimbursement up to 400 Euro (for the fellow placed in Geneva) and 800 Euro (for the fellow placed in New York) (for actual documented expenses)

•    Health Insurance up to 100 Euro per month (for actual documented expenses)

•    Accomodation allowance up to 1100 Euro/month (for the fellow placed in Geneva) and up to 1700 Euro/month (for the fellow placed in New York ) (for actual documented expenses)


Candidates MUST:

•    BE E.MA graduates

•    Be European Union citizens

•    NOT have had prior working commitments (including internships) within any European Institution

•    HAVE excellent knowledge of English and solid knowledge of French

Interested candidates should send an updated cv and letter of motivation (word documents) before 30 May 2012 to

Still some places for E.MA graduates at the Venice School of Human Rights 2012

EIUC informs you that few places are still open for E.MA graduates wishing to participate in the 3rd edition of the Venice School of Human Rights at the discount rate of 800 Euro instead of 860 Euro.

While the cluster on Development and Human Rights is fully booked we are accepting candidatures for the cluster on Business and Human Rights and the one on Transitional Justice and Fight Against Impunity until 30 May 2012.

Venice School of Human Rights


Telephone: +39 041 2720 930

Fax: +39 041 2720 914

Vacancy – E.MA Fellow 2012/2013

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is looking to appoint a highly qualified individual specialised in International Human Rights Law as E.MA Fellow for the 2012/2013 academic year in Venice-Lido, Italy.

The assignment is for a period of six months, from 27 August 2012 to 31 January 2013, with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and funding.


Functions and tasks

The E.MA Fellow in International Human Rights Law will work as a member of the academic and administrative unit of the E.MA Programme in cooperation with the E.MA Fellow in International Relations and under the supervision of the E.MA Programme Director. The position involves a combination of academic and administrative responsibilities connected with the E.MA Programme. Tasks will include the following:


1. To act as a continuous academic resource reference for students. This task can be further specified as follows:

  • To assist students in developing their Master’s Thesis research proposals to be presented in view of the choice of the second semester university;

  • To advise students on the range of suitable second semester universities in accordance with their thesis proposal;

  • To provide tuition for single students or groups of students in need of specific learning support.


2. To perform administrative tasks related to the EMA programme and the external lecturers coming to Venice over the period of the first semester. This task can be further specified as follows:

  • To assist and liaise with the E.MA academic responsibles and other lecturers in the first semester in order to implement the scientific and educational programme;

  • To assist and liaise with the Field Trip Academic Coordinator and to actively participate in the first semester field trip as a member of the academic team;

  • To organise, under the supervision of the E.MA Programme Director, the procedure for the distribution of students in the second semester universities;

  • To organise, handle and constantly update the e-learning environment (Moodle).


3. To perform autonomous teaching and marking of first semester curriculum units. This task can be further specified as follows:

  • To organise and teach rolling seminars introducing basic concepts of human rights law (about 15 hours of teaching time);

  • To teach special sessions on case-law in preparation of the exam (about 5 hours of teaching time);

  • To assess student assignments and perform marking activities under the supervision of the E.MA Programme Director;

  • To set up and lead working groups and workshops incorporated in the academic programme;

  • To teach specialised classes upon request of the E.MA academic responsibles and E.MA Programme Director.

4. To assist the E.MA Programme Director in the academic and administrative planning of the second semester and the following academic year. This task can be further specified as follows:

  • To carry out analysis and critical evaluation of the E.MA Programme 2012/13;

  • To prepare information materials, in particular by updating the database of second semester universities;

  • To assist in the development of the curriculum for the academic year 2013/2014;

  • To assist in the advertisement campaign of E.MA 2013/2014;

  • To participate in the update and development of E.MA social networks.


5. To report regularly to the E.MA Programme Director, EIUC Secretary General and E.MA Governing Bodies about the above mentioned activities.


Essential Requirements

The E.MA Fellow should possess and demonstrate the following:

  • PhD (completed or near completion) in International Law, with specific focus on Human Rights Law;

  • Significant experience in teaching and working with academics in an international environment;

  • Excellent communication, diplomatic and group management skills;

  • Solid mentoring abilities and understanding of the needs and concerns of peers and students;

  • Collegiality and willingness to work as part of a team;

  • Strong proven organisational and time management skills;

  • Excellent knowledge of English, including drafting ability;

  • Very good knowledge of MS Word and Excel.


Desirable requirements

  • Good knowledge of Adobe Professional (preparing and editing PDFs), Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment) and other IT-related applications;

  • Knowledge of website editing and social networking;

  • Knowledge of Italian and possibly French.


The E.MA Fellow will be required to take up full service starting from 27 August 2012 until 31 January 2014 (with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and funding).


The gross salary will be between €2.500 and €3.000 per month, depending on qualifications and seniority.


Application and selection procedure

The closing date for receipt ofapplications is Friday 1 June 2012 at 10 am (CET).


Please send a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae and two recommendation letters to the E.MA Programme Director, Dr. Angela Melchiorre (, and the E.MA Executive Officer, Ms Lucia Fanicchi (


Short listing will be completed in early June and interviews will take place in Venice in June.


Please note: filling the above position is contingent upon approval of funding by the European Commission.

Check out the new E.MA look

by Dr. Angela Melchiorre, E.MA Programme Director



Dear E.MAlumni,


I am pleased to inform you that our E.MA website has a new look!

Please check it out at and feel free to send any suggestions you may have to me ( or Corinna Greco, EIUC Communication Manager and Vice-President of the E.MAlumni Association (


In the coming weeks we will add some extra features (more E.MAlumni stories, interviews with lecturers/experts and organisations employing our alumni, nice profiles for each university, more on internships and fellowships, plus photos, articles etc.) and we will approach you for contributions, so be ready to be creative with us to keep the E.MA spirit alive!


Also, please note that we have a new E.MA Facebook Fanpage. You can find it at - please like it and share it with your friends to spread the word about E.MA.


Thank you,



Angela Melchiorre

E.MA Programme Director

Call for applications for E.MA 2012/2013 Please disseminate :-)

Dear Friends,

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is proud to launch the 16th edition of its European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2012/2013.

E.MA provides students with the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with leading scholars from 41 prestigious European Universities and renowned human rights experts, in the classroom and during a week-long field trip.

Explore E.MA and find out more at:

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2012

We would be very grateful if you could please share this information with all your contacts.

Thank you for your collaboration.

E.MA Secretariat

10-11 Dec. 2011: Building Bridges Human Rights Film Festival

The city of Venice is hosting the Building Bridges Human Rights Film Festival on 10th and 11th December 2011. The Festival is organised by students of the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA), the main teaching programme of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) located in the Monastery of San Nicolò in Lido di Venezia. The event sees the active collaboration with the Venice Municipality (Assessorato alle Politiche Giovanili e Pace) as well as the E.MAlumni Association,  Rete Tuttiidirittiumanipertutti and Circuito Off.


Download here the PROGRAMME