Dear students,

Herewith, we would like to inform you that the Call for applications for the Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights has been published and will be open until 30 June 2018!

The Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights is a two weeks summer school, which is organised by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights which based in Vienna, since 2013. The aim of the Academy is to promote academic education in the fields of democracy, human rights and the rule of law by connecting the main theoretical concepts with practical experience of experts through an interdisciplinary and interactive format. This year, the Academy will take place from 2 to 15 September 2018 in Saranda, Albania. The Academy is open to students and new graduates with different academic backgrounds (law, political science, sociology, international development and other) coming from Austria and the Western Balkan region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), as well as Slovenia, who are specially interested and eager to acquire additional knowledge and excellence in the above mentioned fields. Interested candidates from other countries and regions are also welcome to apply.

Cooperation partners of the Academy are the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna and Universities from the Western Balkan region, this year the Faculty of Law of the University of Tirana. The Straniak Academy is supported by the Straniak Foundation, its main facilitator, and the Central European Initiative (CEI), as well as by various companies and law firms from Austria and Albania.

More information about the Academy and the application procedure can be found here:

Please find attached:

–          the Application form
–          Information for applicants
–          Poster
–          Preliminary Programme