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Four Freedoms Summer Program 2015

Location: Middelburg, the Netherlands
Date: 23 June-10 July 2015

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Statues of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt at the UCR Campus (Photo: HREA)

About the Four Freedoms Summer Program

The Four Freedoms Summer Program is an annual series of human rights courses for (under)graduate students and practitioners organized by HREA and University College Roosevelt (UCR) under the auspices of the Utrecht Summer School. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear were a major inspiration for the modern human rights movement and were incorporated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) as drafted by the UN Commission on Human Rights, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt.

In 2015, the following summer courses will be offered at the UCR campus in Middelburg:

Teaching Global CitizenshipTeaching Global Citizenship and Human Rights
23 – 26 June 2015 (4 days)

This course will introduce the European field of education for democratic citizenship (EDC) and human rights education (HRE), including the presentation of programming approaches, teaching and learning resources, and related theory. The course is tailored to Dutch-speaking educators and trainers working in both the formal and non-formal sectors. More information >>

Human Rights in PracticeHuman Rights in Practice: Working in the Field
29 June – 3 July 2015 (5 days)

Are you interested in working in the international field of human rights? This week-long course will introduce advanced undergraduate students to what it means to work in organisations, institutions, networks and movements that defend and promote human rights. Students will interact with guest lecturers from NGOs, the UN and other inter-governmental agencies, law firms, and national human rights institutions. More information >>

Social InclusionSocial Inclusion and Human Rights
6 – 10 July 2015 (5 days)

This course equips professionals with the knowledge and skills to advance social inclusion through a human rights framework. Through a combination of classroom hours and site visits, participants will gain an understanding of the manifestations of social exclusion within their own communities and how international human rights norms, standards and principles provide a framework for advancing inclusion. The course will prepare them to better create, implement, monitor and evaluate inclusive programmes and projects. More information >>