Partners


 
Assiut University
Assiut University
Assiut University (AU) is located in Assiut, Egypt, a governorate of nearly three and a half million. Assiut University was established in 1957 as the first university in Upper Egypt and serves the entire area. Assiut University also has substantial experience in: 1) teaching issues of Public Policy, Child Rights, Civil Society, Political and Economic Development in different departments; 2)conducting academic partnership agreements with regional and international universities; 3) dealing with high rates of child labor in Upper Egypt because of economic and social problems there (poverty remains highly concentrated in Upper Egypt, "51% of all poor and 66% of the extreme poor in the country").

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Berlin University
Berlin University
The FreieUniversität Berlin (FUB) has acted as grant holder in many European Union funded projects and has been involved in Tempus projects in the Balkans and ENA region. At the Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology, there are various outstanding academics who have been engaged in teaching human rights and aspects of children's rights (mainly in Education and Sociology) in the frame of an international Master on Intercultural Education and a European Master on Childhood Studies and Children's Rights. The Centre for Digital Systems (CeDiS) is the e-learning and multimedia competence centre at the FreieUniversitätBerlin. CeDiS has substantial expertise in the development of blended learning tools for research and teaching and its didactics. It counsels and assists project partners with the development and implementation of blended learning tools for DDPCR. CeDiS also provides basic technical infrastructure, carries out trainings, and accompanies and coaches DPPCR lectures.

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Cairo University
Cairo University
The Cairo University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) is the main project coordinator and has substantial experience in 1) professional development for public policy-makers and political leaders; 2) a strong reputation in teaching issues of globalization, development, gender equality and poverty from a multi-disciplinary approach in different departments; 3) a strong existing graduate Diploma program that attracts academics and practitioners from different sectors as well as from different Arab countries. The CairoUniversity has also implemented and continues to implement one course on Public Policy and Child Rights in Egypt as part of a one-year Diploma on Civil Society and Human Rights. The success of this course inspired the current DPPCR.

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Hashemite University
Hashemite University
At Hashemite University (HU), the “Queen Rania Faculty for Childhood” is the host of DPPCR. It specifically focuses on children and offers undergraduate programs on childhood studies. The faculty has a strategy to bridge the gap between academic teaching and research and evidence-based public policy making. HU also works to cooperate with local, Arab and international agencies, exchanging experiences worldwide. In addition, HU has well-qualified staff of academics and researchers with a broad range backgrounds and a good reputation in the field of childhood education, children’s rights and law, children’s health and education, research on children, psychology, social work, globalization and poverty, economics, public finances, public policy, policy science, law, as well as human rights from a multidisciplinary approach in different departments and faculties within HU. In addition, HU is implementing several courses on Human Rights, Children’s Right, Child Abuse, Children’s Development, Psychology, Public Policy, Public Finances, and Economics.

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International Akademie
International Akademie
The INA possesses versatile experience in international cooperation, management, implementation and coordination. It has been coordinating the European Network of Masters in Children's Rights (ENMCR) since its beginning in 2004. Besides having the necessary knowledge and expertise as well as infrastructure to maintain the network in a well-functioning state, the other institutes of the INA are directed to children's projects and training courses (in methods for research, as well as quality assurance) which is crucial for DPPCR’s success.

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International Institute of Social Studies
International Institute of Social Studies
The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) is an international postgraduate school of policy oriented social science, whose diverse activities include interdisciplinary research, teaching, capacity building and advisory work. ISS research is at the cutting edge of a range of development-related areas. The mission of ISS is to maintain a research-led graduate school in the social sciences which is teaching-based, creating access and contributing to public debate, influencing public opinion and policy-making on issues of development, equity and human rights worldwide. The ISS has a growing expertise in children, youth and development. It offers an intensive post-graduate diploma on Children, Youth and Development (CYD), an MA specialization in Children and Youth Studies (CYS), and education research cluster, and has an increasing number of PhD students working in related fields. The ISS is also home to Development and Change, Europe’s premier journal in development studies.

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Maastricht University
Maastricht University
The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) at MaastrichtUniversity has acted as grant holder in European Union funded projects and has led and implemented large international training and research projects. It is the School’s mission to train specialists who combine a high level of academic scholarship with leadership in order to strengthen democratic governance in domestic and international organizations. The MGSoG, established in 2004, prepares professionals and researchers for policy analysis, risk assessment, policy design, policy monitoring, policy evaluation and methods and techniques of policy research by offering an extensive portfolio of training and research activities in public policy at an advanced level, stretching from PhD and Master Programs to short executive training modules. Child and family policy as well as child poverty and well-being are research topics that are well developed within MGSoG. To guarantee both high academic quality and policy relevance, the MGSoG cooperates with faculties of all disciplines of the Maastricht University and partner universities within and beyond Europe. Also, the School’s professional relationships with staff from OECD, ILO, UNDP, WB, IMF and EU are well developed.

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Research in Practice
Research in Practice


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TEMPUS
TEMPUS


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The University of Jordan
The University of Jordan
The Social work Institute (SWI) at University of Jordan (UJ) also has substantial experience in areas related to children’s issues such as social work with disabled children, family and socialization, child labor, etc. SWI is teaching courses on social planning and polices and it has a strong reputation in focusing issues of advocacy development, gender, equality, and poverty. UJ has two other programs related to children’s issues: the first is childhood education, and the other is human rights and human development. The excellent reputation of UJ attracts thousands of students from the Gulf States and other countries making it an influential academic institution in the region.

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