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Europe and beyond: EUI partners with Maison Shalom

The European University Institute (EUI) has signed a new partnership agreement with the African NGO, Maison Shalom.

07/12/2021 | News

The EUI Library, leading a consolidated traineeship programme that is now in its 41st year, sponsored the agreement with the NGO Maison Shalom to expand its growing network beyond the borders of Europe and contribute to the diversity and inclusion of the Institute.

The agreement will allow a young member of the Maison Shalom community, selected among qualified university graduates, to become a remunerated trainee in the EUI Library for 12 months, joining five other trainees to form the 2022-23 cohort. This initiative complements the EUI engagement toward the protection of vulnerable individuals and students under the EUI Refugee Initiative.

Furthermore, the newly established partnership seeks to promote joint activities between Maison Shalom and the EUI, in areas of common interest.

Founded in 1993, Maison Shalom is an NGO committed to the care of orphans from war, AIDS, and of other children in difficulty. Its programmes focus on formal education and vocational training, and specifically on the themes of health, peace education, culture, justice and the promotion of income-generating activities. Maison Shalom originated in the midst of the atrocities of Burundi’s civil war in 1993 and following the crisis of 2015, its headquarters moved to Rwanda.

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