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19. October 2020.

A 11 - The Initiative for Economic and Social Rights invites all those interested in the topics related to social justice, discrimination, economic and social rights and inequality to apply for the participation in the School of Economic and Social Rights.

The school will last for seven weeks, from November 2 to December 20, 2020, while the lectures will take place in blocks, once a week online.

All interested beneficiaries can submit their applications until October 26, 2020 to .

The application must be accompanied by a CV and a short letter of motivation for attending the School of Economic and Social Rights (no longer than 300 words). Knowledge of English is desirable because of the material that will be used during the school.

The program of the school will provide beneficiaries with the opportunity to get familiar with the basic principles on which economic and social rights are based, their place in the system of human rights protection at the universal and regional level, as well as with numerous challenges in exercising these rights in Serbia.

In addition to lecturers dealing with the protection of economic and social rights, as well as guest lecturers, the program will offer practical tools for dealing with these rights and will try to clarify their most important aspects and provide a framework for understanding them through the perspective of problems faced by the Serbian citizens.

During the school, the topics of growing social inequality, poverty, social exclusion, discrimination of minority and marginalized communities, as well as the impact of economic policy, austerity measures and the corona virus on the exercise of these rights, will be addressed too. In addition, when it comes to specific issues concerning the right to social protection, housing and work and employment, the lectures will address some of the systemic problems in exercising these rights in Serbia.

A detailed program and materials for preparing for the school will be forwarded to the selected beneficiaries.

Further information on the School of Economic and Social Rights is available on

Source: and Coordination Body