The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is an interdisciplinary centre formed by 39 universities from all European Union Member States.
It is founded on a commitment to the realisation of the values enshrined in the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights, the promotion of high-level interdisciplinary human rights education, research, training and culture, and a shared global understanding of human rights and democracy. EIUC is located in Venice, Italy.
EIUC’s mission is to foster a community of scholars, researchers and professionals to promote democracy and the implementation of human rights worldwide. EIUC advances innovative programmes and projects that contribute to: policy formation in Europe and assistance to neighbouring countries, democracy and good governance, promotion of the rule of law, and overseas development cooperation. EIUC is financed by the European Union through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and advised by major intergovernmental, non-governmental, regional and local strategic partners.
EIUC’s activities include:
Providing high level action-oriented and interdisciplinary education for students coming from all around the world
Developing advanced training with a view to meeting operational requirements for senior officials of international organisations, field personnel, and other human rights professionals
Creating a fertile environment for research and research cooperation and the transformation of results into feasible policies
Identifying processes and means of transferring academic and institutional expertise into the public sphere
Moreover EIUC is the reference institution for the E.MAlumni Association gathering more than 1130 graduates of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation now working for governments, major international organisations, and non-governmental organisations all around the world.