Global Campus of Human Rights Magazine is a promotional publication with the intent to make the various activities of the Global Campus of Human Rights better known to our partners and the public at large. In order to increase the visibility of our activities in Italy, and in particular in Venice and the Region of Veneto, we publish our Magazine in both English and Italian.
It is structured in the following sections:
Press Office Interviews with donors, partners and speakers of the online Global Campus of Human Rights Conversations;
Updates on News & Events of the Global Campus of Human Rights at local and international level;
Main Campaigns to raise awareness of our impact and attract more supporters.
Global Campus of Human Rights Magazine è una pubblicazione promozionale il cui intento è far conoscere meglio ai nostri partner e al grande pubblico le varie attività del Global Campus of Human Rights. Al fine di aumentare la visibilità delle nostre attività in Italia, ed in particolare a Venezia e nella Regione Veneto, la Rivista viene pubblicata sia in inglese che in italiano.
E' strutturata come segue:
Press Office Interviews con sostenitori, partner e alcuni fra i partecipanti alla Global Campus of Human Rights Conversation;
Aggiornamenti riguardanti News & Eventi del Global Campus of Human Rights, sul piano locale e internazionale;
Le principali Campagne per sensibilizzare il pubblico sul nostro impatto e attirare più sostenitori.
Browsing Global Campus of Human Rights Magazine by Author "Borrell Fontelles, Josep"
(Global Campus of Human Rights, 2021-05)
Nowak, Manfred; Aquino, Elisa; Ballarin, Giulia; D'Este, Alice; Borrell Fontelles, Josep; Brunetta, Renato; Vattani, Umberto; Rosa Salva, Piero; Broeck, Naomi : Van den; Leboeuf, Charles-Antoine; Tomaello, Andrea
From 10 to 12 May 2021, the Global Campus of Human Rights organized
its annual International Conference at Yerevan State University,
the hub of our Caucasus Master Programme. Although it
was primarily held online due to COVID-19 related restrictions, I
was able to participate together with a few of my colleagues from
the Venice Headquarters. The topic of the Conference was “Climate
Change and Children: Impact, Rights and Participation”. I was highly
impressed by the enthusiasm of many participating school children
and young people, including organizers of the Fridays for Future
strikes, who conveyed the message that children have not only
a right to actively participate in all matters that directly affect them,
but that they are already taking the lead in pushing political and economic
leaders to take the current global climate crisis seriously by
radically changing the global economic and political system with the
aim of saving our planet from collapsing. Together we discussed the
need for a legally enforceable human right of future generations to
a clean and healthy environment, strategic climate-related litigation
initiated by children, the idea of a trusteeship for future generations
and even rights of animals, nature and Mother Earth.
As a city built in the Lagoon, Venice is particularly threatened by
the rise in sea level caused by climate change. The Global Campus
of Human Rights is fully dedicated to supporting the various movements
of children and young people aimed at changing European
and global climate policies and mitigating the effects of climate
change. At next year’s Festa della Sensa, which is dedicated to the
traditional relationship between Venice and the Sea, we may organize
a symposium on the effects of climate change on the future of
Venice in our Monastery of San Nicolò, with the active participation
of children and young people. We are grateful to President Piero
Rosa Salva for his interview and his interest in cooperating with the
Global Campus on this and other ideas, how our human rights-related
activities could be linked to some of the traditional cultural events
taking place in this beautiful city with its magnificent 1600-year history.
For example, together with the European Parliament, we are
planning to organize a high-level annual Venice Conference on the
State of Human Rights around the time of the Redentore Festival.
We sincerely hope that EU Vice-President and High Representative
Josep Borrell Fontelles, who expressed his full support for the Global
Campus in his excellent interview, will participate in our Venice
Conference. We are equally grateful to Ambassador Umberto Vattani for his very
kind interview and his offer to strengthen the cooperation between
Venice International University and the Global Campus in relation
to our partnership with countries and universities in the North African
and Middle Eastern region. Since the Arab Master of Democracy
and Human Rights is the youngest of our seven regional Master
programmes, we may jointly organize a conference on issues of democracy
and human rights in the Mediterranean region. These and
similar events aimed at putting students and young people at the
centre of developing Venice into a Human Rights City, also through
drawing on the necessary lessons learnt from the COVID-19 Pandemic,
could also be supported by the Government of Italy and the
City of Venice, as the interviews with the Italian Minister for Public
Administration, Renato Brunetta, and the Deputy Mayor of Venice
Andrea Tomaello underlined.
Finally, I wish to thank our EMA student representatives Naomi van
den Broeck and Charles-Antoine Leboeuf for their suggestion of using
the COVID-19 Pandemic as a window of opportunity aimed at
transforming Venice from a city of mass tourism to a more sustainable
city welcoming higher numbers of international students rather
than hit-and-run tourism. The Global Campus stands ready to assist
the City of Venice in implementing such human rights-based reform