The René Cassin Award

As part of its activities to promote dialogue and education with universities and international development cooperation, the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region of Italy launches each year a competition to award three prizes in honour of René Cassin, considered the father of human rights.

The competition is open to recent graduates of second-level university degrees from the Region’s universities with theses related to human rights or human development. It is also open to residents of the Region who have completed such degrees in other universities in Italy or abroad.

The prizes consist of a bursary of Euro 10.000,00 each, to be used as a contribution to a practical work-training internship of 10 months in one of the initiatives promoted by the KIP International School.

The René Cassin award forms part of a collaboration agreement established between the Legislative Assembly and the KIP Universitas Programme and is an opportunity for qualified youth to acquire direct field experience that will contribute to their professional, scientific and cultural development.

For the 2015-2016 edition, the three winners have been inserted in the following activities:

- In Vlora, Albania, Elena D'Anna has dedicated her period of work-training to collaborating with the Local Economic Development Agency AULEDA.

- Elisa Cassoni spent the first part of her period of work-training in El Salvador, collaborating with the Local Economic Development Agency (LEDA) of the Department of Sonsonate, and the second part collaborating with the International Organization for Migrations in Costa Rica.

- In Dakar, Senegal, Caterina Assenti has collaborated with the Ministry for Women and Family of Senegal and the Italian Cooperation.

More details on the René Cassin Prize can be found here.

The Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region has just launched the 2017-2018 edition of the Prize. For more details, click here

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