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Human Rights and Democracy education

22 November 2011
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Human Rights and Democracy education The Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation, a two-year interdisciplinary programme established with the financial support of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), officially started on 14 September at Yerevan State University (YSU).
12 of the 22 programme students are from Armenia and the other 11 are from Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Georgia. The head of the Centre for European Studies, Artur Ghazinyan, said that this would not be the final limit for cooperation and that other countries would be cooperating in the near future, including Azerbaijan and Turkey.
Within the scope of the programme, YSU cooperates with partner universities Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Belarus State University and the Moldovan University of European Political and Economic Studies.
The application of an interdisciplinary approach will provide students with a solid understanding of the cultural, historical, philosophical, political, legal, sociological and economic aspects of human rights and democratisation.
One of the unique aspects of this two-year Masters programme is the possibility for educational and cultural exchanges. The classes of the first two terms will be held in Armenia, whereupon the students will optionally continue their studies in one of the partner universities.
The students, who qualified for the course through a process of written and oral examinations, are full of expectations.
“For me, first of all, it’s an intercultural exchange and I expect to acquire a deep specialisation”, said Hasmik Harutyunyan, one of the students.
For Ukranian student Anastasia Mikhaylova, participation in the programme is a huge responsibility: “We hope to go back to our countries and make a difference, create something new and something important.”
Course leader Syune Harutyunyan emphasised in her speech the importance of specialising both in human rights and democratisation in Armenia. According to Harutyunyan, a very pleasant and binding atmosphere exists between students and professors.
Proper implementation of this programme will also promote European integration. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Raul de Luzenberger stressed that the EU has always been a supporter of human rights, and the new Master’s programme is another step in this area.
The “Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Armenia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine,” is the first such interdisciplinary programme in the region. It is implemented by the YSU Centre for European Studies through an EIDHR grant which amounts to €1,276,000.
http://www.regionalmaster.net/
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Human Rights and Democracy education

Human Rights and Democracy education The Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation, a two-year interdisciplinary programme established with the financial support of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), officially started on 14 September at Yerevan State University (YSU). 12 of the 22 programme students are from Armenia and the other 11 are from Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Georgia. The head of the Centre for European Studies, Artur Ghazinyan, said that this would not be the final limit for cooperation and that other countries would be cooperating in the near future, including Azerbaijan and Turkey. Within the scope of the programme, YSU cooperates with partner universities Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Belarus State University and the Moldovan University of European Political and Economic Studies. The application of an interdisciplinary approach will provide students with a solid understanding of the cultural, historical, philosophical, political, legal, sociological and economic aspects of human rights and democratisation. One of the unique aspects of this two-year Masters programme is the possibility for educational and cultural exchanges. The classes of the first two terms will be held in Armenia, whereupon the students will optionally continue their studies in one of the partner universities. The students, who qualified for the course through a process of written and oral examinations, are full of expectations. “For me, first of all, it’s an intercultural exchange and I expect to acquire a deep specialisation”, said Hasmik Harutyunyan, one of the students. For Ukranian student Anastasia Mikhaylova, participation in the programme is a huge responsibility: “We hope to go back to our countries and make a difference, create something new and something important.” Course leader Syune Harutyunyan emphasised in her speech the importance of specialising both in human rights and democratisation in Armenia. According to Harutyunyan, a very pleasant and binding atmosphere exists between students and professors. Proper implementation of this programme will also promote European integration. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Raul de Luzenberger stressed that the EU has always been a supporter of human rights, and the new Master's programme is another step in this area. The “Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Armenia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine,” is the first such interdisciplinary programme in the region. It is implemented by the YSU Centre for European Studies through an EIDHR grant which amounts to €1,276,000. http://www.regionalmaster.net/ http://ces.am/