Brief Info

The MA in Human Rights and Democratization in the Caucasus/CES Programme/ is  innovative one-year interdisciplinary graduate programme in the region that provides knowledge and thorough training in the fields of human rights and democratization. The main aim of the programme is to support promotion of democracy, rule of law and good governance, together with strengthening Human rights protection in the region of Post-Soviet States.

Established in 2010 under EIDHR instrument, the programme is currently part of the Global Campus of Master’s programmes and Diplomas in Human rights and Democratisation coordinated by the  Global Campus Headquarters in Venice-Lido. The programme serves as important hub and research/educational centre for local, regional and international stakeholders involved in promotion of democracy and protection of human rights.

The MA Programme is designed for participants from various professional and academic backgrounds (legal, social, political science, etc.). It provides solid theoretical foundation and proposes three main tracks – legal, political and interdisciplinary. The programme adopts two-dimensional development approach, which allows students to choose specialization  and to develop both research and practical skills (fact finding mission interviews, policy paper writing, advocacy skills, etc.). The programme is realized in a consortium of five leading universities in the region: Yerevan State University (Project coordinator),  Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia), American University of Central Asia(Kyrgyzstan) and Moldova State University as partner universities.

Center for European Studies

The Master’s Programme is implemented by the Center for European Studies. For detailed information about the Center please, visit