Summer School

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 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.



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