21st - 29th June 2019 (International Students)

22nd-29th June 2019 (Domestic Students)

The EU and Human Rights in a Time of Crisis:

Vulnerability and Human Rights in the European Union




Week-long Summer Symposium in cooperation with the Jean Monnet and Erasmus+ Programme


Arrival & Orientation:
June 21st (International Students)
Program: June 22nd - 29th 2019

Where: Maynooth University, 15 miles from Dublin, Ireland's capital city. Maynooth combines an academic heritage from 1795 with an innovative and modern campus. Maynooth, Ireland’s newest university, is ranked by the Times Higher Education as within the top 50 under 50 universities worldwide.
Today Maynooth University has more than 12,000 students from over 90 countries. This summer Maynooth University welcomes you to share in our history, heritage and future!

Explore the evolution of human rights protection within the EU, and discuss challenges faced by the EU in the current political climate including migration, humanitarian crises, neighbourhood policy.

This 3rd edition of the summer school will focus on groups that experience particular vulnerability due to structural inequality. It will discuss EU legislation and policy whose inherent rationale is to counteract and mitigate vulnerability through special safeguards and measures to enable such groups to enjoy all their human rights to the full.

The summer school is an extraordinary opportunity to meet some of Europe’s most influential academics and practicioners, and hear them debate the relationship between European integration and the EU's actions to promote international justice.

Who: Postgraduate students, final year undergraduates, legal professionals, and researchers would find the course most suitable.

Cost: €900

**MU students please contact summer.school@mu.ie directly for costs and instructions**

Cost includes:

  • Tuition and transcript

  • Networking events

  • Guest speaker workshops and seminars

  • on-campus single-room accommodation

  • lunches Monday-Saturday

  • Dublin orientation day

  • airport transfers (at fixed times)

**Disclaimer: "The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein."

The Jean Monnet Module "EU External Relations in Time of Crisis" (574714-EPP-1-IE-EPPJMO-MODULE) was co-founded under the Erasmus+ programme.
This project ended on August 31st 2019.