The graduation ceremony of the 21st generation of ERMA program students
The European Regional Master's Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in Southeast Europe (ERMA), today awarded the graduation certificates to 26 students from the 21st generation of this prestigious international MA programme.
The Graduation ceremony taking place at the University of Sarajevo Ceremonial Hall was attended by local and foreign diplomats, university professors, ERMA staff and ERMA students, To this date, around 630 students have completed the ERMA study, mostly from the Southeast Europe, European Union and beyond. Students receive double degree from the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bologna.
The ceremony was opened by a welcome address delivered by the University of Sarajevo Vice rector for teaching and students’ affairs, Prof. Dženana Husremović. The audience was then addressed by HE Marco di Ruzza, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Alessandro De Giacomo, Political Officer - Focal Point for Human Rights, EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The keynote speech was delivered by Goran Miletic, director of Civil Right Defenders for Europe and MENA region.
Representatives of the 2021/2022 generation, Nataša Ivaneža and Divna Prusac also shared their experience on behalf of her group. Marjan Icoski addressed the audience as an ERMA Alumni Network (EAN) representative, along with Iana Minochkina, Youth Adviser and Youth, Peace & Security Program Coordinator UNMIK - United Nations Mission in Kosovo, and Alumna of the program. Study Co-Directors, Prof. Marco Borraccetti and Prof. Asim Mujkić presented the report for 2021/2022 and announced students whose theses were selected as the best for this academic year, as well as other graduation awards.
Nikola Tucakov was awarded as the best student in 2021/2022 with the 6 month paid internship sponsored by the Global Campus of Human Rights and his thesis will be published in the Global Campus repository. The theses of students Kristina Vasić, Ivana Gegovska, Benedetta Merlino and Ivana Bilić were awarded the best thesis award and will be published in the ERMA Best theses booklet.
The ERMA program is a joint effort of several universities in Southeast Europe and the European Union. Since 2000, it has been funded by the European Union and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the AICS Agency. For nine years, the EU funding has been provided through the Global Campus of Human Rights.
The University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna, wholeheartedly congratulate the students on their graduation and welcome them to the Alumni Network, wishing them all the best in their professional careers.