Global Campus Europe



What is awaiting you?

When What
Arrival in Lido
Orientation & Introduction week
EMA Universities Fair: learn about mobility opportunities for the 2nd semester
Graduation of the previous cohort and Opening Ceremony
Thematic Section 1:
Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Standards
Moot Court
Skill Building Activities
Thematic Section 2:
Globalisation, Development and Human Rights
Thematic Section 3:
Human Rights in Context: Historical, Philosophical, Anthropological and Religious Perspectives
Advanced Cluster classes that foster advanced knowledge of specific human rights issues
Thematic Section 4:
Building and Protecting Democracy
Announcement of 2nd semester distribution
Human Rights Film Festival (student-led)
Thematic Section 5:
Human Rights, Peace and Security
Career Day
Kosovo field trip
2nd semester starts
Submission of Thesis
Thesis defenses
Graduation ceremony

The 4 EMA components

First Semester

The first semester takes place at the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice from mid-September to the end of January.

It consists of First stream courses (organised in five Thematic Sections) and Second stream activities (elective specialised modules devised for smaller groups and skill building activities).

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Field Trip to Kosovo (post-conflict country)

This highlight of EMA provides insights into the practical tasks, difficulties, and expectations human rights officers face in the field. It comprises visits to international organisations as well as local and regional NGOs working on human rights issues, such as property claims, torture related questions, legal advice, women’s rights, democratic elections, free media and children’s rights. 

Second Semester

The second semester is conceived as a European exchange: students relocate to one of the 43 participating universities to follow courses in an area of specialisation of their own choice and to undertake personal supervised research finalised in the writing of their master‘s thesis. 


This is an academic piece of work, between 20.000 and 30.000 words, written in English, on a topic selected by the student, written individually and independently by the student under the supervision of the EMA Director or another expert academic of the second semester university. The best theses are published in the Global Campus repository.