The Call for Applications for the first Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia Summer Academy on Business and Human Rights (The CEE&CA Summer Academy) is now open! The CEE&CA Summer Academy will take place over five working days between 21-27 September, 2022.

Full information about the Academy is available online at the CEE&CA Summer Academy website. Core documents including Programme as well information about the Lecturers and Steering Committee can be also downloaded as PDFs. 

Information about the Summer Academy is also already available on social media – Facebook and LinkedIN.

The CEE&CA Summer Academy, which is free of charge for successful participants, is aimed at boosting Business & Human Rights awareness as well as contributing to seeding a network of BHR experts across all sectors in the region. Participants will have opportunity to learn from some of the best scholars and practitioners in the world

The first three days focused on core BHR issues will lay ground for the participants to experience how to implement the UNGPs in everyday practice and operations, thanks to a workshop style of the last two days delivered by GBI  and DIHR experts and company practitioners.

Online application form is availablehere, however please note that its submission needs to be supplemented by sending CV and motivation statement to the Summer Academy Secretariat e-mail.  The deadline for applications is set at August 8th, 2022.

The CEE&CA Summer Academy – the first of this kind in the region and open only to nationals/citizens of CEE & Central Asia Countries who are interested in building their knowledge and skills in the Business and Human Rights area  – is organized by the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business (PIHRB; Polish: Polski Instytut Praw Człowieka i Biznesu) and the Ukrainian Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukrainian: Національний юридичний університет імені Ярослава Мудрого) in partnership with the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the CEECA Resource Hub and the CEE Business and Human Rights Association.

The Summer Academy is also a part  of a broader project ‘Lighthouse-keepers: Business and Human Rights Cooperation Network’ led by the PIHRB in partnership with the YMNLU, the Icelandic Association for Sustainability and Democracy – Alda  and the Icelandic Ombudsman for Children. The project benefits from a grant under the Active Citizens – Regional Fund from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, through EEA Grants.