The University of Alicante took part in the Kick Off Meeting held from 16th to 17th January 2020 in Meknes (Morocco). Representatives from 7 Dutch, Moroccan, Lebanese and Tunisian Higher Education Institutions and 1 NGO from Greece, together with different NGO professionals from the region, assembled to celebrate the Kick Off Meeting of the DEMOS project. This project is part of the Capacity Building Higher Education initiative, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and aims at developing a 2-year multidisciplinary Master program in Democratic Governance & Human Rights in Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon.
The project is coordinated by the Université Moulay Ismail (Morocco) and with the collaboration from Eurotraining (Greece), Universiteit Utrecht (Netherlands) and the University of Alicante (Spain) will coordinate different activities to generate 6 Master programmes on Human Rights and Governance, blending online and traditional teaching. In addition, they will also set-up 6 DEMOS research units, a series of Capacity Building courses as well as the Demos&Rights Learning Environment which will become the digital platform to coordinate this curricula development action.
During the two days meeting, DEMOS partners had the opportunity to discuss in depth about the different project Work Packages (WP), articulating action plans to implement those, specially focusing on the implementation of the WP1 Needs Analysis. The University of Alicante participates in the project with the role of partner, leading the implementation of WP2 Curriculum Development & Infrastructure.