CfA: European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (ERMA)


Publication date
June 29, 2021
September 17, 2021
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Global Campus South East Europe (GCSEE) invites all interested in studying human rights and democracy to apply for the 21st edition of the European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (ERMA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 17 September 2021  

ERMA is a one year interdisciplinary Master’s programme coordinated by the University of Sarajevo (UNSA), Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) and the University of Bologna (UNIBO), Department of Political and Social Sciences. Our students have the benefit of studying in a highly international environment, attending lectures and workshops held by over 40 professors and experts from 11 partner universities and other partner organisations from SEE and EU. The programme is intended for students who wish to combine studies with practical and field research experience in human rights and democratisation issues. Human rights and democracy are cross cutting themes among different disciplines of study, such as political science, social sciences, law, sociology, and philosophy, therefore ERMA fosters an interdisciplinary approach within all the subjects studied. Programme covers topics such as Foundations of human rights; Nationalism, identity and conflict; Democratisation and EU integration; International human rights norms and standards, Mechanisms of human rights protection and implementation as well as Research methodologies. Aside from attending lectures at the University of Sarajevo, students serve a 6 week internship and spend one month at the UNIBO, Italy. The Programme awards students with 60 ECTS and a double-degree diploma of both founding universities (UNSA and UNIBO).


36 students are selected every year from the following target groups:


TG1: 25 South East Europe, 

TG2:  5 European Union, Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation, 

TG3:  6 from other countries.


GC SEE is a part of the Global Campus of Human Rights, a unique network of universities, seeking to advance human rights and democracy through regional and global cooperation. The Programme is co-financed by the European Union and the Italian Agency for Cooperation Development (AICS) supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Italy to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thanks to their long-standing support, the programme offers 30 scholarships for students from TG1 and TG2. Since the year 2000, over 500 graduates have successfully finalised the ERMA programme.

  • Other
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Europe
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

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