A ten day trans-regional summer school which began at Dhulikhel Mountain Resort Monday under the aegis of EURASIA Net aims at enhancing regional and supranational cooperation between South Asia and Europe to work jointly for the protection of minority rights.
EURASIA Net, a research project based in Bozen, Italy is financially supported by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme in the
field of research on the social and economic sciences and Humanities.
The summer school which has drawn 28 participants from different countries in Europe - Finland, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey, Sweden Romania and South Asia-Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will witness a series of paper presentations from European and Nepali experts working in the field of human rights. During the 10 working days of the summer school, the participants will be offered a wide range of activities: lectures, workshops, case studies, group work, study visits as well as an excursion.
The overall aim of the project is to enhance the requisite knowledge-base for new policies and instruments to reduce ethnic-religious conflicts and to foster stability and security in South Asia, to create a favourable environment for cooperation with Europe and to contribute to the exchange of knowledge for the mutual benefit of both regions, according to a press release issued by the EC. nepalnews.com