The so called “Venice Charter” – i.e. the EMA Statute - was signed in 1997 at Villa Herriot, in the island of Giudecca – Venice by the representatives of the 10 founding European universities of EMA, and is the document which formalised for the first time the establishment of the European Master’s Programme.
The Venice Charter outlines the aim and objectives of the Master’s Programme in spreading a culture of human rights through integrated teaching and training, defines the rights and duties of the member universities, the composition and tasks of its governing bodies (EMA Council, EMA Executive Committee, EMA Academic Curriculum Group, etc.), specifies the programme essential two-semester structure, mobility programme, harmonisation of curricula, assessment system, and many other aspects of the programme's functioning.
This is the fitfth and last revision of the Charter, approved in September 2021