The Global Campus (GC) of Regional Master’s was developed by the European Inter-University Centre (EIUC) in Venice and supported by the EU. The aim of the GC is to set up of the Global Campus of Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratisation existing in five continents, where EIUC will serve as hub and will undertake the management of six Regional Master’s Programmes.


Dignity, Freedom, Democracy, Equality, Rule of Law, Respect of Human Rights.

EIUC and the Global Campus have joined forces to elaborate a shared vision (and mission) which shall guide the organisation until 2020 and beyond. A living document and source of inspiration for the whole network

The shared vision the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation / Global Campus of Human Rights is:

“a world in which human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect of human rights, as shared values of the EU and UN and as internationally binding legal standards, are fully realized”.

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The mission of EIUC/Global Campus is to develop as a strategic hub for the advancement, interconnection and coordination of key human resources and expertise in the area of human rights in all regions of the world, working with stakeholders at the governmental, inter-governmental and civil society levels. EIUC/Global Campus achieve its mission by strengthening the regional and global dimensions of human rights and democracy through education, training, research, promotional activities, and specialised advice, to contribute to sustainable peace, justice, and development.

The Global Campus experience is distinguished by: interdisciplinary insights, cross-cultural exchanges, a wider range of participants and partners, international mobility, global network opportunities, and the unwavering determination to shape a world culture of human rights. We have trained and supported generations of human rights advocates and defenders, governmental and non-governmental officers, academics and civil servants across the world.

The GC graduates hold the positions of Attorney-General, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Vice-Minister of Justice for Indigenous Peoples, High Court Judges, Chief Justice, high ranking diplomats, members and officials of national human rights institutions, University Dean, Vice-Rector, Chairperson of the UN Committee of the Rights of the Child, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Deputy Secretary to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Member of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, high ranking officials in regional organisations, officials in UN agencies, legal advisors for national and international institutions, leadership positions in civil society organisations, community-based initiatives, education institutions, and senior journalists.

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The network’s governing structure reflects to date the governance articulation of its key partners: EIUC with its Assembly and Board of Administrators, the Councils and Executive/Steering Committees of each regional network, and the Global Campus Council where representatives of both EIUC and the regional coordinating universities sit together.

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