International Summer School on “Human Rights Protection in Europe with emphasis on Refugee law”

The Summer School

“Human Rights Protection in Europe with emphasis on Refugee law”

2630August, 2016 – Thessaloniki

Orginized by the UNESCO Chair of Intercultural Policy for an Active Citizenship and Solidarity of the University of Macedonia 

We would like to inform you about the International Summer Academy in English that we are organizing at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece from 26-30 August 2016. Our summer school is about “the protection of human rights in Europe” and is organized by the UNESCO Chair of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. The academic faculty of the summer school consists of University professors and experts from all over Greece and the EU.

The UNESCO summer school will begin on Friday, August 26 in the afternoon and will end on Tuesday, August 30 at the same time at the Conference Hall of the University of Macedonia.  It will last 40 hours with a focus on the protection of human rights in Europe and more specifically:

International and Regional Mechanisms of Human Rights Protection

  • International human rights protection mechanisms (International Covenants and International Conventions), taught by f. Professor P. Naskou Perraki (University of Macedonia).

European Convention on Human Rights

  • European Convention on Human Rights, taught by Dr. Dagmara Dajska, expert of the Council of Europe, who will discuss  the right to a fair trial and the right to asylum,
  • Freedom of Expression, taught by Prof. I. Papadopoulos (University of Macedonia)

Fundamental Human Rights in EU and the Protection of Personal Data

  • EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, taught by Prof. L. Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki),
  • Protection of Personal Data by Prof. E. Alexandropoulou (University of Macedonia).

Prohibition of Discrimination and especially the Rights of LGBT

  • Prohibition of discrimination, taught by Prof. D. Anagnostopoulou (University of Macedonia),
  • LGBT Rights, taught by Prof. Alina Tryfonidoy (Reading University).

Refugees, Minorities and Cultural Rights

  •  Protection of minorities and cultural rights, taught by Dr. Nikos Gaitenidis, Head of the Observatory on Constitutional Values of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, and
  • Workshop on intercultural skills, taught by Prof. I. Papavasileiou (University of Macedonia).

For more information you can see the attached document:


The tuition fee is EUR 250 and only EUR 200 for Greek students. The tuition fee includes: the participation cost, the cost of all the distributed documents, the coffee breaks, as well as the exams and certificates. A total discount of 10% will be given in case of two registrations at the same time.

Fill in the application until August 22 at:


For additional information and applications, please refer to the attached posters and booklets or contact:, +30 2310 891 442 και +30 6906 762 857.




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