Call for applications: 6th edition of the Padova UPR Model


The 6th edition of the Padova UPR Model will be held from 20 to 24 November 2023 in Padova.

Since 2018, international teams of students of the MA Degree Programme in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance in the  Università degli Studi di Padova,  coordinated by the professors from the Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca”, organize an academic simulation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).  The simulation allows students from all around the world to learn more about the mechanism and discuss the human rights situations in the world by assuming the roles of NGOs, NHRIs and UN Member States.

If you are a student interested in promoting human rights and want to learn more about the UPR, click here to apply. The applications are open and the deadline is on 15 September 2023, for students not enrolled in Italian universities and, 6 October 2023 for students enrolled in Italian universities.   More information is available on the website of the University of Padua.  

Ahead of the 6th edition of the Padua Model, the secretariat of the initiative organized a series of webinars on the new challenges and trend of the UPR addressed to past, current and future participants and organizers on 

Flyer with the programme