Ceremony for the Awarding of Diplomas of the “European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation” Academic year 2019/2020
The Ceremony of the Awarding of Diplomas of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA, Global Campus Europe) for the academic year 2019/2020 and inauguration of the 24th course, academic year 2020/2021, will be held on Sunday 4 October at 16.00 at Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice (also available in live streaming in the Global Campus social media channels).
Welcoming the graduates, students, professors and partner organisations will be Manfred Nowak, Secretary General of the Global Campus of Human Rights.
The keynote speaker will be the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Fabio Massimo Castaldo MEP, and the Ceremony will be accompanied by the notes of Interpreti Veneziani.
The Ceremony will mark an important moment of recognition and sharing of the accomplishments of the Global Campus of Human Rights, the network composed by 100 universities worldwide specialised on human rights education, from which EMA is an important part. Participating in the Ceremony will be the representatives of the partner universities; the rectors and professors of the EMA participating universities; the representatives of some among the international organisations and local government authorities which actively cooperate with the programme: the European Union - main supporting institution of the Global Campus of Human Rights– the Municipality of Venice, UNESCO, Mouth Foundation, CoE, Berengo Foundation, and others.
And important moment of the Ceremony will be again the EMAlumni Award 2020 which will be introduced by Adam Jacobi Moller, new President of the EMAlumni Association, to the winner of this year: Laura Pasquero.
The artist Koen Vanmechelen and Fondazione Berengo generously donated an artwork by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen to the 2020 EMAlumni Activism Prize winner. The award is a glass sculpture entitled “Collective Memory”.
Illustrations of the italian artist and activist, Gianluca Costantini, of very important international Human Rights Defenders will be exhibited during the event to highlight the importance of the Human Rights Education with a call to support our institution. And some will be related to the #FreePatrickZaky campaign in Italy.
During the ceremony every measure for the prevention related to Covid19 will be taken by all of the partecipants respecting the italian health regulations.
(Picture taken before Covid-19 at the EMA Graduation Ceremony of 2019).