The 18th ERMA Graduation Ceremony

Date and Time: October 26, 2019; 10-12

Place: The Assembly Hall of the University of Sarajevo; Obala Kulina bana 7/II, Sarajevo

The Graduation Ceremony for 28 graduates of the 18th generation of the European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights (ERMA) began on Saturday, October 26, 2019, in the Assembly Hall of the University of Sarajevo (Obala Kulina bana 7/II). On this occasion, the new generation of this highly appreciated international MA program was inaugurated.

The Ceremony was opened by the speeches given by the Rector of the University of Sarajevo prof. dr. Rifat Škrijelj, the vicerector of the University of Bologna prof. dr. Enrico Sangiorgi, the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, H. E. Mr. Nicola Minasi and Mr. Krassimir Nikolov, the Head of European Integration, Political, Press and Information section (EU Delegation in Bosnia and Herzegovina).

The introductory speech was given by Zdzisław Kędzia, the president of the Global Campus of Human Rights. The student representatives for 2018/2019, Edo Kanlić and Stela Ćelosmanović shared their experiences from this prestigious study program with the esteemed guests. Marjan Icoski spoke to the assembled guests, as a representative of the ERMA Alumni Network (EAN), and the program co-directors prof. dr. Marco Borraccetti and prof. dr. Asim Mujkić presented the report for 2018/2019 and announced the names of the students who were awarded this year for their academic success and the best final papers. The best student of the 2018/19 generation, with 10/10 GPA Jasenka Ferizović, won the Honorary award “Professor Zdravko Grebo” and the Global Campus best thesis award. ERMA Best theses Awards went to Justas Korsakovas, Marc Montany Daufi, Milica Stajić, and Goran Stanić, and the Global Campus Internship Award went to Edo Kanlić for his excellent academic success.

The local and foreign diplomats, university professors, future and former students of the ERMA program and their friends, family members and were among the guests at the Ceremony.

Over 500 students have graduated from the ERMA program, mostly from the Southeastern Europe, the European Union, and other countries. The students will be awarded a double degree, from the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bologna.

The ERMA program The 18th ERMA Graduation Ceremonywas founded by mutual efforts of several universities from the Southeastern Europe and the European Union. Since 2000, the ERMA program has been financed by the European Union and the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Italy, through the AICS Agency. For six years, the EU has been funding the program through the Global Campus of Human Rights. The total amount of financial support for this program is currently over 9 million Euros.