DPPCR Tempus Project: Diploma in Public Policy and Child Rights - Egypt and Jordan
From 2010 to 2013, the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) and the International Academy (INA) was involved in an EU-TEMPUS project which aimed at developing and implementing a postgraduate Diploma on Public Policy and Child Rights (DPPCR) at four universities in Egypt and Jordan. The Universities of Cairo and Asyut in Egypt and the University of Jordan in Amman and Hashemite University in Zarqa in Jordan, combined their knowledge with those of their partner organisations from the Netherlands (the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and Maastricht University), the United Kingdom (Bristol University and Research in Practice based in Dartington), Germany (Free University Berlin (FUB) and International Academy (INA) at FUB), UNICEF Egypt and UNICEF Jordan, in order to educate professionals working for and with children in Egypt and Jordan and to promote a culture, where children’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled through improved policies and practices. The diploma has been launched at the Hashemite University in Zarqa, University of Jordan in Amman (both in Jordan), at Cairo University and at Assiut University (both in Egypt) in the academic year 2011. In the summer of 2012, the first DPPCR student cohort has successfully graduated.