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Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights 2018, Saranda/Albania

Call for applications open until 10 July 2018!

The Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights is a two week summer school, which is organised by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights - Research Association (BIM-FV) since 2013. The aim of the Academy is to promote academic education in the fields of democracy, human rights and the rule of law by connecting the main theoretical concepts with practical experience of experts by using an interdisciplinary and interactive format. This year, the Academy will take place from 2 to 15 September 2018 in Saranda, Albania. The Academy is open to students and new graduates with different academic backgrounds (law, political science, sociology, international development and other) coming from Austria and the Western Balkan region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), as well as Slovenia, who are specially interested and eager to acquire additional knowledge and excellence in the above mentioned fields. Interested candidates from other countries and regions are also welcome to apply.

If you are interested to participate, please send the relevant documents (application form, motivation letter, student ID or diploma and academic records) until 10th July 2018 to the Straniak Academy team. More information about the Academy and the application procedure can be found here: (

Cooperation partners of the Academy are the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna and Universities from the Western Balkan region. The Straniak Academy is supported by the Straniak Foundation, its main facilitator, and the Central European Initiative (CEI), as well as by various companies and law firms from Austria and Albania.


Straniak Academy Team

  • Associate Professor for Fundamental and Human Rights Law at the University of Vienna
  • Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM), Vienna

MMag. Nina Radovic

  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM), Vienna
  • assistant of Prof. Hannes Tretter
  • Studied International Development with the focus on the Southeast European Region and Philology of Romance Languages (French) at the University of Vienna and the University Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle