Deadline Extended for applications of the Master in Democratic Governance

Due to the large amount of applications received and the many requests of extending the deadline, the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) has postponed to the 15 of December the deadline for applications for the new Master in Democratic Governance - Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA Region (DE.MA). Apply now!

DE.MA was created thanks to the support of the European Union and of the Danish Institute for Human Rights. It is based on a partnership between EIUC and the following universities: Cadi Ayyad University (Marrakech, Morocco), International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco), Carthage University (Tunis, Tunisia),  Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine), St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy).

DE.MA is unique in its nature for its features and objectives. Open to professionals and licensed students, it will combine a theoretical and practical approach and it will deliver a joint Master’s degree from both Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and from Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech, Morocco. This is a multidisciplinary curriculum offering courses in law, political science, sociology and other fields relevant to the study of democratic governance and Human Rights. The first semester from  the end of January to April 2015 is held at the EIUC premises in Venice and the second one from April to July 2015 takes place in one of the partner universities in the Master's Consortium.

DE.MA is meant to play an active role in the ongoing debate about the principles underpinning the transition of political regimes to democracy. It aims to:

  • Create high-profile experts in the fields of democratic governance and the protection of human rights, allowing them to act as promoters of a process leading to the affirmation of the democratic principles;
  • Foster the creation of an élite group of people in the promotion of democratic institutions;
  • Build a network of experts in political institutions, in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organisations in the Region.

The presence of academics, professionals and students from different countries, coupled with the knowledge-sharing and the international mobility, make of this Master a unique and excellent opportunity to get an in-depth knowledge and to build up skills in the field of democratic governance and human rights. Moreover, participants will be plunged in a truly international environment and will be part of a Mediterranean network of high-level faculty, experts and prestigious international partners.

Tuition Fees amount to 3600 euro. All the students will benefit from grants covering most of the accommodation and subsistence costs during the first and second semester. Furthermore, all participants will be supported with finding accommodation and with administrative procedures for getting the visa.

Deadline for applications: 15 December.

For further information and for applying, please visit

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