In addition to the academic institutions which constitute its membership, the key partners of the Global Campus are the European Union; local, regional and national authorities that cooperate with both the Global Campus Headquarters and the regional hubs; international governmental and non-governmental organisations active in the areas of human rights and democratisation; and private foundations and civil society organisations.

The European Union

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Through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) the EU is the primary funder of the Global Campus, previously known as the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation. Education, training and research have always been key elements of EU policy on human rights and democratisation. Accordingly, in 1997 the European Parliament and the European Commission supported the establishment of the European Master’s Degree Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) and subsequently also other regional master’s programmes (HRDA in 2000, ERMA in 2001, APMA and CES in 2010, LATMA in 2011 and ARMA in 2015).

The Right Livelihood Foundation

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On 1st August 2019 the Right Livelihood Foundation and the Global Campus of Human Rights entered a long-term cooperation agreement on human rights education with a particular focus on the promotion and strengthening of children’s rights. Its purpose is to strengthen the values of human and children’s rights, democracy and the rule of law, while linking human rights with the other overarching goals of the United Nations, namely peace, development and a sustainable environment. Established in 1980, the Right Livelihood Foundation honours and supports courageous people and organisations who offer visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems. The award it presents is widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'

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The Municipality of Venice

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Region of Veneto

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Council of Europe (CoE)


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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La Biennale di Venezia

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Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

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United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC)

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Musicians for Human Rights (MFHR)

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Picture People

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Venice International University (VIU)

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Fondazione Berengo

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The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

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Ordine degli Avvocati di Venezia

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Fondazione Feliciano Benvenuti

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Unione delle Camere Penali Italiane

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Camera Penale Veneziana “Antonio Pognici”

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European Parliament

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Kahane Foundation

Advisory Board Partners


Human Rights Watch (HRW)

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ)

Civil Rights Defenders (CRD)


Media Partners


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SIMA Awards

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ACT Responsible

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VITA Magazine

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ELSA Italia

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Avant Garde Lawyers