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Legal Empowerment Leadership Course in Budapest (Scholarships Available)

Legal Empowerment Leadership Course in Budapest (Scholarships Available)

Partially Funded
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Dec 01 - Dec 06, 2019
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The 5th edition of the annual course is a collaboration between the CEU’s School of Public Policy, Open Society Justice Initiative, Namati, and the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at New York University School of Law. The aim of the course is to cultivate a global cadre of leaders who are committed to legal empowerment. Further,  who share a common understanding of the field, including history, methodology, and evidence.

Moreover, a faculty of respected practitioners and academics lead course participants in an in-depth exploration of key themes, including the conceptual framework of legal empowerment, community organizing and social movements, and the role of grassroots legal advocates in realizing systemic change. Further, The participatory nature of the course also emphasizes peer-to-peer learning through small group work.

In addition, world leaders increasingly agree that access to justice and legal empowerment are crucial to ensuring equitable and inclusive development, a recognition that led to the integration of justice in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Likewise,  Every year the legal empowerment field becomes more robust, with greater evidence of what works. The 2019  Leadership Course is a unique opportunity to take stock of their collective knowledge and also, build upon it to strengthen a global movement for justice.


The full cost of participation in the course is EUR 2,000;– (incl. VAT). This does not include travel and accommodation (lunch and coffee breaks during the course will be provided).

A limited number of scholarships covering travel, accommodation and the full cost of tuition will be available on a competitive basis. Note that scholarships will not be available for applicants from donor institutions.


    • Open to practitioners, policymakers, donors, and researchers.
    • The course is for people whose work and interests are directly related to the leadership course
    • . This includes:
  • exceptional paralegals and leaders of civil society and community organizations who are running, or wish to run, legal empowerment programs;
  • Further, parliamentary leaders and government officials (ministries of justice or development, centralized planning units, NHRIs) with the power to support or regulate legal empowerment efforts;
  • development agency representatives working on the leadership course at an international or country level;
  • Also, academics and researchers interested in working with legal empowerment programs


Type of Opportunity Conferences
Event Date01 December,2019 to 06 December,2019
Deadline08 August,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerCEU’s School of Public Policy,Open Society Justice Initiative, Namati



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