The Municipality of Venice ensures the use on the part of EIUC of the Monastery as seat for its staff and for the implementation of its activities. In the past the Municipality used to host the Opening/Awarding Ceremonies in Palazzo Ducale.
The date of 15 July 2011 will be remembered in the Venetian and European history for the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Venice and the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) for the creation of the Human Rights Village.
On 22 September 2013 the Deputy Mayor of Venice, Sandro Simionato, and Councillor Bruno Filippini delivered the prestigious City of Venice Award to EIUC President, Prof. Horst Fischer, for his long-lasting efforts in organising human rights related activities in the city and in contributing to the development of the Human Rights Village with the Municipality.
Attending the awarding ceremony in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice there were several renowned international authorities, academics and professionals active in the promotion of democracy and the implementation of human rights worldwide.