The Conference of European Churches 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 6th Summer School on Human Rights of the Conference of European
Churches took place from 17 to 20 June 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. In cooperation with the Portuguese Christian Council of Churches, participants from different national, ethnic and religious backgrounds were given an opportunity to study together and receive interdisciplinary training on freedom of expression, hate speech, hate crime and how to prevent incitement to hatred in religious contexts.
Click below to read presentations made at the event:
- Theology, Populism and Freedom of Expression: Biblical and Theological Input by Prof. Dr Christof Sauer
- Hate Crime against Christian Communities in Europe by Prof. Dr Christof Sauer (Power Point)
The 2018 Summer School took place in Malaga (Spain) from 8 to 12 July in partnership with the Spanish Protestant Federation (FEREDE), the Spanish Evangelical Church, and Ecumenical Centre Los Rubios. The 2018 edition addresses the intersection of freedom of religion or belief and populism. For a draft version of the programme, please click here.
For more information on this programme, please email Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic.
6 Jul, 2017
Université d’été sur les droits humains : Donner aux droits humains une place centrale dans la politique relative à la migration et aux réfugiés
« Les droits humains ne sont pas un supplément à la politique de migration et d’asile. Nous devons en faire le composant clef de toutes les politiques relatives à la migration et aux réfugiés. »
6 Jul, 2017
Menschenrechte in den Mittelpunkt der Migrations- und Flüchtlingspolitik rücken: Sommerakademie über Menschenrechte
„Menschenrechte sind nicht eine Ergänzung zur Migrations- und Flüchtlingspolitik. Wir sollten sie zum Schlüsselelement aller Ansätze in der Migrations- und Flüchtlingspolitik machen.“
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.