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Human Rights Heart

A European Union funded Tempus project for the modernization of higher education in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro & Serbia.

The universal declaration of Human Rights



‘HEART’ is an EU Tempus Funded project to develop courses and programmes in Human Rights at Universities in five countries in the Western Balkans in cooperation with EU Universities.

The project, led by the Crucible Centre for Human Rights Researchis uniquely focused on human rights education in Universities – aiming to integrate human rights across the academic curriculum in each University, as well as develop undergraduate and graduate

programmes in human rights through which future generations of human rights educators in the region will emerge.

The United Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, unanimously adopted by the United Nations in December 2011 explains that the teaching of human rights should be undertaken from three perspectives

1)Teaching about human rights – giving students knowledge of human rights

2)Teaching for human rights – empowering students to protect their own rights and the rights of others

3)Teaching through human rights – a learning environment that respects the rights of students, staff and administrators

Members of the HEART project work together to embed human rights in accordance with the Convention at the heart of higher education in the Western Balkans. To find out more about the project contact Dr Michele Lamb, Heart Project Coordinator at the University of Roehampton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .