Summer School on Council of Europe Media Standards 20-25 July 2015, Zlatibor

The Summer School on Council of Europe Media Standards will be held between 20 and 25 July 2015, in Zlatibor.

The Summer School will be a place to learn and take part in interactive discussions on the Council of Europe media standards based on the European Convention on Human Rights, a number of other Council of Europe legal instruments and relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights. Taught by renowned Council of Europe experts, it aims at developing students’ knowledge on all relevant and related rights and values, developing a professional approach, sense of responsibility and a respect for ethical rules among future media professionals.

The Council of Europe

The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states must have signed the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states.

Who can apply? / Criteria for selection:

  1. Students in their final years at the Faculty of Political Sciences (3-4 year of studies), from Journalism and Communications Studies, International Relations and Political Science studies departments
  2. With an average score: minimum 8.00 (proof from the Faculty Administration needed)
  3. Very good knowledge of English (advance level is required) (spoken and written)
  4. Motivation letter of up to 300 words with answers to following questions (in English):
  • Why are you interested in attending this summer school?
  • What makes you the right candidate for this summer school? Why should you be selected?
  • How will this course help you in your future life/career?

Application schedule

Deadline for application: 5 June 2015.

Please submit your application to Dario Štukelja,

The selection procedure is split into two phases:

  • The first phase will involve reviewing the applications and shortlisting eligible candidates. You will receive our decision after the first phase by 12 June 2015;
  • The second phase involves interviewing shortlisted applicants and making the selection. Interviews will take place on 18 and 19 June 2015 and you will receive the final decision by 22 June.

Up to 30 applicants will be admitted.


Council of Europe will cover all costs of participation (travel, accommodation in twin rooms, meals and training materials).

The summer school is organised in the framework of the Council of Europe Project “Promoting freedom of expression and information and freedom of the media in South-East Europe (SEE)”, voluntary contribution of Norway.


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