Deadline for non-EU
and scholarship applicants:

12 February 2024

Deadline for EU
and self-funded applicants:

16 April 2024


One of the key features of EMA is the impressive range of high-level academics, experts and officials from a variety of institutions and organisations who teach in the programme, provide thesis supervision, and share with students their insights into human rights practice and challenges.

First Semester

About 70 academics from the participating universities and experts from international IGOs and NGOs contribute to the EMA teaching programme.

Second Semester

In their second semester destinations, students are supervised and supported by the EMA National Directors and other faculty members of the 43 participating universities. Here is the list of EMA Universities and Directors.

EMA and GC Management

Prof. Thérèse Murphy, EMA Chairperson since 2019

Dr. Orla Ní Cheallacháin, EMA Programme Director since 2021

Prof. Veronica Gomez, GC President since 2019

Prof. Manfred Nowak, GC Secretary General since 2016

EMA Staff

You can find more information at the GC Europe Staff page

Universities and National Programme Directors

University of Vienna, Austria - TBC
University of Graz, Austria - Prof. Dr. Gerd Oberleitner
KU Leuven, Belgium - Prof. Koen Lemmens
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium - Prof. Julien Pieret
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria - Prof. Boriana Musseva
University of Zagreb, Croatia - Prof. Dr. Siniša Zrinščak
University of Cyprus, Cyprus - Prof. Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides
Masaryk University of Brno, Czech Republic - Prof. PhDr. Jan Holzer
University of Southern Denmark / Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark - Dr. Eva Maria Lassen
University of Tartu, Estonia - Prof. Lauri Malksoo
Åbo Akademi University, Finland - Prof. Dr. Elina Pirjatanniemi
University of Helsinki, Finland - Prof. Jan Klabbers
Université de Strasbourg, France - Prof. Florence Benoît-Rohmer
Université de Montpellier, France - Prof. Christophe Maubernard
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany - Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze
University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Germany - Prof. Dr. Christina Binder
University of Hamburg, Germany - Dr. Hendrik Hegemann
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece - Prof. Despoina Klavanidou
Panteion University Athens, Greece - Prof. Maria-Daniella Marouda
Eotvos Lorand University Budapest, Hungary - Dr. Orsolya Salát
University of Galway, Ireland - Prof. Raymond Murphy
University College Dublin, Ireland - Dr. Graham Finlay
University of Padua, Italy - Prof. Paolo De Stefani
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy - Prof. Adalberto Perulli
University of Latvia, Latvia - Prof. Artūrs Kučs
University of Vilnius, Lithuania - Prof. Dr. Tomas Davulis
Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Prof. Dr. Robert Harmsen
University of Malta, Malta - Prof. Anna Khakee
Maastricht University, the Netherlands - Dr. Andrea Broderick
Utrecht University, the Netherlands - Prof. Dr. Antoine Buyse
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan / Poznan Human Rights Centre, Poland - Dr. Agata Hauser
University of Coimbra, Portugal - Prof. Jónatas Machado
New University of Lisbon, Portugal - Prof. Maria Teresa Pizarro Beleza
University of Bucharest, Romania - Prof. Radu Carp
Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia - Prof. Mgr. Andrey Rikhter
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia - Prof. Dr. Petra Roter
University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain - Prof. Felipe Gómez
University of Seville, Spain - Prof. Carmen Marquez Carrasco
Lund University, Sweden - Associate Prof. Karol Nowak
Uppsala University, Sweden - Prof. Anna-Sara Lind
Institute of Social Ethics - University of Lucerne, Switzerland - Prof. Dr. Peter G. Kirchschläger
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom - Prof. Jeffrey Kenner
Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom - Prof. Thérèse Murphy