CfA: Access2Justice4All

Together with the South East European Law School Network (SEELS) and its member faculties as well as the Law Faculty of the University in Banja Luka, the Europa-Institut of Saarland University is implementing a project “Acces2Justice4All: Clinical legal education – Supporting the access to justice in SEE” which deals with the access to legal information and advice by strengthening the clinical legal education at law faculties in the Western Balkans and Germany. In this phase of the project we are announcing open calls for applications:

– Intensive Regional Training of Multipliers for Legal Clinics – Workshop for Students – 17 – 19 September 2018 Venue: Belgrade (University of Belgrade Faculty of Law)

On this training the students will be trained with skills such as effective case management systems, clinic procedures (acquisition of cases, administration of cases, internal procedures prior to communication with the client, etc.), client interviews, brief writing, legal limits to the provision of legal advice, legal ethics and questions of liability, soft skills (e.g. communication skills), office and project management and fundraising. The participating students will be explicitly given the opportunity to share experiences in running university-based law clinics as well as to network among each other.

– Intensive Regional Training of Multipliers for Legal Clinics – Workshop for Teaching Staff – 20 – 21 September 2018, Venue: Belgrade (University of Belgrade Faculty of Law)

On this training the professors will be trained on various issues concerning clinical legal education such as: organisational matters – which model of CLE suits their purpose the best, what they can expect from the faculty and from students, how to choose the right legal area, how to prepare an agenda, whom to invite, how to secure internal and external, how they can benefit from and collaborate with different partners, the role of public, practical matters – what is the legal aid and how it is defined in the law, who should be beneficiaries of the legal clinic, who can also provide legal, experiences from provision of legal aid to real clients, minimal standards of work, privacy protection etc., legal ethics, techniques of interviewing clients and how to approach vulnerable clients. Moreover, the interested professors get in touch to each other and that can foster future collaboration.

The applications deadline is 15.08.2018. Please apply via application forms below.

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Matija Miloš, Rijeka

During one month stay at the Europa Institute I had the opportunity to research in very inspiring surrounding with excellent equipped library and all relevant data basis available. This was one important step for my PhD studies since I have collected very good and useful literature and came up with the ideas for new research topics.
I was impressed with the kindness and dedication of people working at the Institute. They definitively made my stay more productive and pleasant.
It will certainly not be the last time I visit Europa Institut and I encourage everyone with an interest in International Law and the EU Law to visit this place and enjoy a perfect research experience.

research stay in January 2016

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Recap: Summer School in Albania

Under the DAAD Project “Reflecting Ethnicity in Legal Education” a summer school with 18 students from the SEELS Network and the Europa-Institut, was organized in Durrës, Albania, from the 3rd until the 10th of September 2017. Nine professors from Germany, the Western Balkans and Lithuania held lectures on the topic “Reflecting ethnic heterogeneity and tolerance towards national minorities in the legal education in South East Europe and Germany”. 

The guest professors taught a number of courses within the scope of the school’s theme, ranging from “The Concept of Multiculturalism”, “Definition of Minority” and ”Anti-Discrimination” to ”UN Regime of Minority Protection” and “EU protection of Minority Rights”, offering as well a “Case-Study of the European Court of Human Rights”.

Lecture of Prof. Giegerich

Furthermore, the students had the opportunity to pay a visit to the German Embassy in Tirana, where they were welcomed by Dr. Johannes Dietrich who informed the group about the mission of the German Diplomatic Corps and had an open discussion on current challenges faced by the European Union and its’ stance towards the Balkan Region and Accession.

Finally, the participants had the opportunity to talk to some practitioners: Mr. Xhaibra, a representative of the Roma Minority who is also the Director of the Agency of Legal Minorities in Albania, Mrs. Xhaibra, representing UN Albania, and Prof. Alimehmeti, an expert in minority rights.

The success of the summer school was stated by all its participants, highlighting in particular the importance of dissemination and awareness-raising of minorities in the Balkan region.

 

Group of Participants

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Đorđe Marković

If you need excellent books, friendly staff and good working conditions, the Europa-Institut is the right place to stay – Unforgettable life experience.

Research Stay in July 2017

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Scholarships for Europa-Institut

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Study at one of the Top Law Schools for European Law and be part of an extraordinary programme in European and International Law in the academic year 2017/2018.

The Europa-Institut (http://www.europainstitut.de), offers two scholarships for the LL.M. program “European and International Law” to students from partner universities within the South East European Law School Network (SEELS) (www.seelawschool.org) and the SEE-EU Cluster of Excellence in European and International Law (http://www.see-eu-cluster.eu/)

The scholarship amounts to 5,600 Euro (tuition fee waiver) and covers the tuition fee for two semesters within the Master´s program in European and International Law at the Europa-Institut at Saarland University (Winter Semester and Summer Semester of the academic year 2017/2018).

The applicants should submit:

–       The application form as well as the documents needed to apply for the Master´s program can be found via the following link: www.europainstitut.de/application

–       Motivation letter for the studies in which they mention that they wish to be considered for the scholarship.

Application for the scholarship should be recived by mail together with the standard application offered by the Europa-Institut no later than 03 September 2017.