Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice: Britain, Greece and the EU


Living in a transition era of crisis and transformation, we are forced to reflect upon social and political phenomena which impact our social and private life. Human rights protection is a subject of utmost importance within this rapidly changing geo-political landscape.

The Department of Law at Goldsmiths University of London, in collaboration with academics from Greek universities –University of Macedonia, Harokopio University, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and Athens University of Economics and Business – and Study in Greece are offering the intensive summer school on Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice: Britain, Greece and the EU. The course is designed around an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines legal, international relations and
social science approaches to some of the most crucial issues of our times related to human rights, such as the migration/refugee crisis, viewed from a humanitarian, human rights and national security perspective, the rule of law crisis in Europe, the impact of populism on liberal democratic values (analyzed from the angle of the threat of Grexit, which did not materialize, and the reality of Brexit that will dominate EU-UK relations for many years to come) or the impact of austerity on human rights.

Program Structure: The course provides an intercultural academic framework which facilitates exchange and knowledge sharing between academics and students from the UK and Greece. Participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures and seminars offered by expert tutors of diverse scientific backgrounds.

Venue: Harokopio University of Athens, Greece.

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023 to Saturday, July 1, 2023.

Application deadline: April 30

Course Format and Length: In-Person, 1 week, 2/3 hours per day.

Eligibility:  The program is addressed to Goldsmiths Law students, as well as to students from Greek universities interested in the fields of Law and Social and Political Sciences.

Language of instruction: English


  1. 632€ for Goldsmiths University students
  2. 150€ for students from Greek universities

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodations
  • Transportations (flights not covered)
  • Scheduled program activities/trips/excursions
  • Meals included in the program
  • Course materials
  • Miscellaneous

Scholarships: 250-350€ scholarships available to Goldsmiths Law students upon application.
Scholarships will cover a range of circumstances including student engagement, academic achievement, relevant socio-economic conditions, career aspirations and interest in the summer school.

The program will be offered for free to 10 Greek university students.

Co-organized by: Goldsmiths University of London, Harokopio University, University of Macedonia, Panteion University, Athens University of Economics and Business.

Accreditation: On completion of the course, participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

For more information & applications, please contact:

Prof. Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos at and Dr. Theodoros Papaioannou at

For more information on the program’s courses & instructors and schedule, please download the program’s booklet below.


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