The field trip is a trademark of E.MA and has been organized since the Programme’s inception, first in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1998-2003) and then in Kosovo since 2004.
This part of the course aims at providing deeper insights into the practical tasks, difficulties, and expectations with which human rights officers in the field are faced, and to get a better understanding of the real situation in a post-conflict country. For the field trip 2012/2013 students are expected to go to Kosovo from 14 to 22 January 2013 (read more).
The training will comprise visits to international organisations and institutions as well as local and regional non-governmental organizations working on the most essential human rights issues, such as property claims, torture related questions, legal advice, women’s rights, democratic elections, free media and children’s rights.
The field trip also consists of short excursions outside Priština. Students usually stay with host families and are required to participate in all activities and events organised by the E.MA academic staff, external facilitators from the EU and other experts.
The field trip is included in the tuition fees for the academic year 2012/2013.