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Millions of students choose distance learning education each year. One of the most recent educational phenomena related to this type of learning are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). As ever at the forefront of education, the Global Campus of Human Rights is also active in this area with its own MOOCs devoted to human rights issues that are either topical or underrepresented in the educational offer that is currently available online.
Reflecting an international spirit and multidimensional approach, our courses are taught by academics and experts drawn from all regions of the world and a cross-section of constituencies, enabling participants worldwide to benefit from rich and varied competences, experiences and knowledge.
This course offers an overview of the main challenges in the protection of social rights, easily one of the most sensitive topics in EU politics. Contrary to other legal systems solely dedicated to the protection of social rights (such as the International Labour Organisation or the European Social Charter of the Council of Europe), the EU has a broader political and economic agenda.
In recent years, terrorist attacks, radicalisation, extremism and xenophobia have surged across Europe and are threatening its fundamental values. In this context, education is crucial to promote democratic citizenship and social inclusion in diverse contexts and learning environments.
This course offers an overview of the main challenges in the protection of what can be considered a cornerstone of European democracies: freedom of expression. Taking the protection afforded by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the European Convention of Human Rights, the course will guide you through different facets of freedom of expression, showing you how far each citizen may exercise his right but also when the State may legitimately limit the possibility to speak out.
The Crash Course on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights is an introductory additional course allowing all the learners to test and update their knowledge on the general principles connected with triggering the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in national contexts.
In all regions of the world, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons are subject to discrimination, persecution, violence, and other forms of human rights violations. Monitoring the extent of such human rights abuses is key to identify root causes, gaps in implementation, and avenues for redress.