Rights and Democracy, summer school CIVIS

The Department of Political Science of Sapienza University of Rome will be hosting the CIVIS summer school "Rights and Democracy. The Multilevel Protection of Fundamental Rights and the Role of the Constitutional and European Courts" from June 13 to 17, 2022.

The course, entirely in English, is coordinated by Maria Grazia Rodomonte and intended for PhD and Master's students interested in deepening their knowledge of the protection of rights in Europe through a critical approach and active participation in an international context. Professors from six different CIVIS universities (Sapienza, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Aix-Marseille Université, the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and the Universitatea din Bucuresti) will be contributing; the summer school aims to offer students a broad view of the state of democracy and protection of rights in Europe, through lectures, round tables, workshops and working groups. Cultural and social activities will be offered, and 3 CFUs (credits) may be recognised; the summer school includes mobility grants.

Registration deadline: March 17, 2022.

For more information please mail civisrights2022.disp@uniroma1.it or visit the CIVIS website.


The first edition of the CIVIS Summer school in Rights and Democracy which was held at the Department of Political Science from 13 to 17 June 2022 has just ended. The course involved instructors and students coming from the universities of Sapienza of Rome, Aix-Marseille, Athens, Tübingen, Bucharest, Madrid, Stockholm and Bruxelles

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It was an honour to be among the participants of the first edition of the summer school on Rights and Democracy. Definitely it exceeded my expectations and I will remember it as one of the best learning experiences I had abroad. Both the organizing team was highly professional and took care of almost all the details and the students who participated (whose background spanned from law to philosophy, sociology and politics) showed a great interest and desire to enrich their knowledge and to work in groups. There was plenty of time for courses held by reputed professors across Europe, visiting the city and having fun too. Many thanks for everything and look forward to the next editions.

Lucian Iliescu – University of Bucharest

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