The CEC Summer School on Human Rights offers churches and church-related organisations the opportunity to train members on human rights issues. The school focusses on the legal, societal, political, and institutional dimensions of a different theme each year. Participants benefit from meeting and dialoguing with a network of CEC Member Churches and learn from interaction with prominent human rights experts.
The 2016 Summer School will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece). Please click here to view a draft programme of events (as of 24 May 2016).
Cole Durham, Professor of Law and Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School will deliver during the opening session the keynote speech on “Women and Children’s Rights in the International Legal Framework”. Please click here for the invitation to this opening session. This invitation is also available in Greek.
Please click here for biographies of the speakers present at the 2016 Summer School.
For more information on this programme, please email Mag. Elizabeta Kitanovic.
30 Nov, 2016
The following are presentations from the 3rd Annual Summer School on Human Rights "Stand up for Women and Children's Rights", which took place from 31 May to 4 June in Thessaloniki, Greece.
6 Jun, 2016
The Conference of European Churches, in partnership with the Theological School of Aristotle University, organised the 3rd Annual Summer School on Human Rights “Stand up for Women’s and Children’s Rights!” from 31 May to 4 June in Thessaloniki. More than 90 people, from different countries and representing a number of denominations, participated in the opening of the Summer School.
24 May, 2016
Women and children figure prominently as refugees in mass movements of people in recent months and their rights will be at the forefront of a summer school organized in Greece by the Conference of European Churches (CEC).
25 May, 2015
The Summer School on Human Rights took place from 25 to 29 May in Hagaberg, Sweden. The project was organised by the Conference of European Churches in collaboration with hosts Church of Sweden and Uniting Church in Sweden.
19 Sep, 2014
The Conference of European Churches launched the project of the Summer School on Human Rights devoted to the topic of Freedom of Religion or Belief from 15-18 September in Palermo, Italy. It was hosted by Italian Protestant Federation with academic support by KU Leuven.
18 Sep, 2014
Restrictions of freedom of religion or belief are an increasing challenge to the global world and to Europe in particular. The Summer School on Human Rights, hosted by the Italian Protestant Federation on 15-18 September in Palermo, Italy, is an unprecedented response. For the first time, European Churches join forces in order to designate a school on human rights and in particular to freedom of religion or belief.