Latest from GCA


  • Message for 2017 by the E.MAlumni President

    Posted 27 December 2016

    Dear fellow alumnae and alumni, This past year has not been the most accommodating for making adherence to human rights principles a reality and there seem to be (many) further challenges on the horizon. We have seen hundreds of thousands of people seeking safe haven, with many more remaining in their conflict shaken regions of origin. We have witnessed increasing funding problems for – and restrictions of – civil society organisations. The political developments in the US presidential elections and Brexit alarmingly point towards a worrying shift in public opinion towards right-wing and populist movements; whose actors are vocal, seemingly very able to bring their ‘message’ across and to successfully communicate ideas which are so very far removed from the values underpinning human rights, rule of law and democracy. It is clear that these right-wing and populist interest groups are well-organised in conveying their message, protective of their space in society, and successful in…

  • Call For Facilitators – EMA Career Day 2017

    Posted 27 December 2016

    Would you like to share your career path with young and motivated human rights advocates and help EMA students develop their perspective careers? The E.MA Programme is once again offering an exciting opportunity for several E.MAlumni to return to the Lido to facilitate the annual EIUC/E.MAlumni Career Day. Career Day will take place on Friday, 27 January 2016 and focuses on providing current Masterini with guidance on potential career opportunities and professional advice in the field of human rights and democracy. The event is jointly organised by the EIUC and the E.MAlumni Association. For more information check the Call for Facilitators here.

  • New Secretaries General on board!

    Posted 7 December 2016

    Moana Genevey and Sara Pastor are the new Secretaries General of the GCA and E.MAlumni. They are both Alumni from the E.MA 2014/2015 year, and have previously worked together in a number of initiatives and awareness-raising campaigns. They will now share tasks and responsibilities as part-time Secretaries General, and together with GCA and E.MAlumni board members will help to unleash the full potential of our human rights network. If you have any question or enquiry, do not hesitate to send an email at secretary@globalcampusalumni.org. Sara and Moana will be happy to answer your GCA-related concerns.

  • FRAME Academic Paper Competition

    Posted 14 July 2016

    The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC) together with the FRAME research project offers two awards for academic papers within the area of Work Package 14 focusing on the EU human and fundamental rights ‘Policy toolbox’. The FRAME will present a cash award of 1000 Euros to the winners of the competition who will be selected by the Competition Board composed of EIUC and FRAME representatives with the view of publishing their work in the European Yearbook on Human Rights. More Information Deadline: 1st December 2016

  • ERMA 2016/17 Call for Applications is out!

    Posted 14 July 2016

    ERMA (European Regional Master`s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe) call for applications is out! Please disseminate the call! ERMA is a full time, interdisciplinary program focused on the development of democracy and human rights in South East Europe. It is a joint initiative by University of Sarajevo, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and University of Bologna-Forli’ Campus, Institute for Central-Eastern and Balkan Europe, jointly co-financed since 2000/01 by the European Commission through the EIUC (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy via the Embassy of the Republic of Italy to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The program lasts for one year, awarding the students with 60 ECTS and a double degree diploma of both universities (UNSA and UNIBO). Application form Deadline: 10 September 2016

  • E.MAlumni: Looking for English – French translators

    Posted 30 June 2016

    We are looking for English-French translators in order to translate our new Statute from English to French to start the registration process of the E.MAlumni Association in Brussels! If you know of anyone, please contact the Secretary General, Anna Widegren

  • EDD – European Development Days are happening right now!

    Posted 16 June 2016

    European Development Days: Europe’s leading forum on development since 2006 At EDD 2016, young people from around the world will join the debate about development policy and international cooperation. The EDDs bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. For its tenth anniversary, EDD 2016 will focus on the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, making it one of the very first major conferences dedicated to the issue. Are you there? Want to meet up with other GCA Alumni or E.MAlumni that are there? Post in the facebook groups of E.MAlumni and Brussels E.MAlumni.

  • Curious about the candidates for the E.MAlumni Association Board elections?

    Posted 26 May 2016

    You can read each of their campaigns here. Don’t forget to vote – the polls close at 23:59 on 29 May 2016 (CET). Just click here to go to the voting page. But remember – only active members can vote! Become and Active Member now!

  • Why should we move the E.MAlumni Association to Brussels?

    Posted 26 May 2016

    and why is YOUR VOTE so important? This year, the Board would like to submit to your decision again the very important question of moving the legal seat of the Association to Brussels. This proposal was submitted already at the 2015 General Assembly – and out of the active members who voted a vast majority voted in favour of the move. However, in order for such a decision to take effect we need to reach a 75% quorum of the active members (and only 67% of active members took part in the 2015 General Assembly) and therefore the very high quorum needed for the dissolution of the Association in Italy was missed by a handful of votes. For these reasons, we believe that it is worth trying again. The advantages of moving to Brussels are many: a stronger legal status that allows the Association, among other things, to hire staff (which is vital for the position of the Secretary General), full legal personality and capacity to manage funds, immediate presence in one of Europe’s most important…

  • Your VOTE counts! Take part in the Online E.MAlumni General Assembly!

    Posted 26 May 2016

    VOTE and help us move the E.MAlumni Association to Brussels – because… * this will enable us to employ staff, which is vital for the daily running of the association; * this will enable us to have a bank account, which also is fairly essential these days 😉 ; * this will make fundraising so much easier and realistically possible; WE need 75% of the total of active members to vote in favour to be able to make this happen. VOTE – SHARE – INVITE – and let’s MOVE!!! Voting closes on 29 May at 23:59 (CET) – don’t miss your chance! Click here for the voting page of the General Assembly – only active members can vote, so become and active member now! Click here for more information about the General Assembly!

  • E.MAlumni General Assembly facebook event!

    Posted 26 May 2016

    Did you see the facebook event of the E.MAlumni Association General Assembly!?! Join it and take part in the discussions on social media!

  • Board member candidates!

    Posted 13 May 2016

    Board member candidates – remember to post you campaigns!!! You can post them here. Deadline: 17 May 2016 (midnight CET)

  • The Global Classroom is taking place this week!

    Posted 12 May 2016

    The fourth edition of the Global Classroom entitled “Intractable human rights situations and failed international responses to crises” will take place from 9 to 13 May 2016 at EIUC in Venice-Lido and gather professors and students from the seven Regional Master’s programme of the Global Campus taking place in five continents, international experts from the United Nations, and civil society organisations. The GCA Secretary General is also there – presenting our global alumni network – as well as fellow alumni, such as Laura Pasquero, presenting as an expert in the field! For more information click here.

  • Are you in Strasbourg on 25 May?

    Posted 9 May 2016

    The Strasbourg Hub is meeting up on 25 May 2016 at 19:30! If you’re in town, why don’t you join! For more details contact Veronique – the Strasbourg Ambassador.

  • Looking for Electoral Commission members

    Posted 9 May 2016

    With the General Assembly coming up and the E.MAlumni Board elections, we are looking for two active members who would like to volunteer to be part of an electoral commission. Role: The Commission’s role includes: – Ensuring a proper and comprehensive communication to the E.MAlumni Community on the announcement of elections and results and explanation of rules and procedures for running and voting; monitoring the campaign period; monitoring the voting period; ensuring that all Active members are registered on the website as active members before the polls open; address any controversial issues before, during and after the vote. If you are interested, please email info@globalcampusalumni.org by Fri 13 May midnight CET. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Run as Board Member!

    Posted 9 May 2016

    You should run as Board Member, Treasurer or President! It is a very rewarding experience and you’ll be in touch with amazing people globally. Being a Board Member also allows you to further develop or apply your leadership skills, gives you insight into how an international organization is run and is an opportunity to really shape the future of this great alumni network which ultimately works to support those who promote human rights. Campaigning is easy: simply scroll down and post a text or upload a video clip before midnight CET 17 May 2016. Click here to post your candidacy. Please find all the information about the Board elections – job profile, responsibilities, important dates, how to campaign, etc. – here.