Launching ceremony of the Global Campus of Regional Masters
An extraordinary meeting of the Global Campus Council took place on Saturday 8 December 2012 at the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice Lido (Italy).
Representatives of EIUC and of all the six GC Regional Masters Programmes in Human Rights and Democratisation attended the meeting together with Mr. Kristian Schmidt (Director, Human and Society Development Directorate, DG Development and Cooperation DEVCO, European Commission), Mr. George Dura (Unit Governance, Democracy, Gender and Human Rights - DEVCO, European Commission) and a representative of the European External Action Service of the European Union.
The aim of this meeting for the parties involved was to report on the Global Campus start-up while addressing some of the challenges ahead and tackling administrative and financial issues.
The afternoon session focused on curriculum and joint activities development (such as the Global Campus Classroom and Research Programme) as well as on the presentation of the learning management system and collaboration software proposed by EIUC IT Officer.
Mr. Kristian Schmidt (Director, Human and Society Development Directorate, DG Development and Cooperation DEVCO, European Commission), Prof. Horst Fischer (EIUC President) and Mr. Bruno Filippini (Councillor of the City of Venice) gave keynote addresses on the occasion of the launching ceremony of the Global Campus, scheduled at 6.00 p.m in the Aula Magna of the premises.
After an aperitive, all guests were moreover invited to participate in the events organised for the weekend by the students of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) to celebrate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). These were:
7 December 2012: Desaparecido – Testimony of a missing person with Ruben Gallucci Location: Aula Magna of the Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido
8 -9 December 2012: Building Bridges Human Rights Film Festival (*) Location: SPAZIOPORTO (ex chiesa di Santa Marta), Venice (vaporetto stop: Santa Marta) Free entrance
*The Building Bridges Human Rights Film Festival is organised with the support of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), the Assessorato alle Politiche Giovanili e Pace of the Municipality of Venice, and in collaboration with Rete Tuttiidirittiumanipertutti and Ca’ Foscari Cinema.