Students attending this degree will be able to understand and analyze legal and political theories of democratic governance and international and regional human rights regimes. The objective is to prepare graduates and professionals in the south-Mediterranean countries to use classical and contemporary theoretical approaches of good and human-rights based governance, inspection mechanisms that allow compliance with international human rights, transitional justice, efficient use of social media for change. Implementation of the skills acquired to in state building, development aid and non-governmental organizations can lead to the change in the culture of political thinking and acting.
This Master Programme addresses the political, social and cultural challenges for democratic governance and protection of human rights in a region where democratization is currently the highest priority.
- Support the modernization and internationalization of Democratization Studies in Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon through transfer of know-how and academics' mobility.
- Support Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon to address the needs in their higher education system in the field of Social and Behavioral Science, including those of quality, relevance and equity of access, benefiting academics, students and Syrian refugees as potential students.
- Contribute to closer cooperation between the EU and our partner countries by promoting research activities and development of innovative infrastructure if the HEIs, with the involvement of academics and students.
- Promote voluntary convergence with EU developments of curriculum development in Social and Behavioral Science by adapting EU-HEIs curricula to specific needs of PC-HEIs and train adequately academics and tutors.
- Promote people-to-people contacts, intercultural awareness and understanding through transfer of knowledge, individual mobility and forum of interaction among professors and students as well as intercultural training of administrative staff.
- Directly benefit the partner countries and their higher education institutions and systems by adding a new Master, upskilling academics and administrative staff and developing Research Units.
- Build capacity for the Master graduates in the area of civic and democracy education among young leaders who can be potential change-makers.
- Educate high-level professionals in the field of human rights and democratization, making them qualified to work as staff members or field workers of intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as academics.
- Create sustainable links between higher education and labor market to address lack of capacities in the relevant working fields.
- Develop regional network of academics specialized in human rights and democracy. It should promote research and teaching addressing the particular needs of the region such as democratic transition, civil society, institution building and rule of law.
The DEMOS project aspires to address the needs of the following target groups:
ü Students for the Master, which will be incorporated in each of the following Faculties academic program: Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of UCAR, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of UTM, the School of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of UMI, the Faculty of Law, Economic and Social Sciences of UCA, the Law School of LU, Faculty of Information & Communication of the AU.
- Law Enforcement Officials.
- NGOs' Employees.
- Women's Rights Activists.
- Members of Political Parties of countries who are in the process of democratization and need to consolidate their rule of law.
- Young Professionals especially with the goal of upskilling of Government Officials.
- Fresh Graduates from different disciplines.
- Syrian Refugees.
- Academic Staff (Professors, Tutors, Lecturers).
- Civil Society Organizations