Human Rights and EU Harmonization

The Summer School “Protection of Human Rights and EU law harmonization in the accession process (federalization, transition of countries)” took place at the Europa-Institut, Saarland University from 17 until 30 July 2016. The School was organized within the framework of the thematic network SEE | EU Cluster of Excellence in European and International Law, financially supported by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany.


The Program aimed to further develop the knowledge in the Protection of Human Rights and EU law harmonization in the accession process and gives the opportunity for networking of PhD candidates and advanced master students who plan to enrol in PhD Studies. Lectures in the aforementioned fields were delivered in the morning by renowned professors and experts both from Germany and South Eastern Europe whereas the afternoon was foreseen for individual research in our very friendly library and one of the official EDCs (European Documentation Centers) for the European Union. An excursion to Strasburg visiting the European Court of Human Rights took place as well.


The participants in the summer school were awarded with a certificate of successful completion provided regular attendance of classes and successful completion of given tasks. It will be an individual decision of the participants’ academic institution if the certificate is recognized towards obtaining ECTS.

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