We strongly believe that in order for any society to respect and advocate for human rights, whether locally or internationally, a sound knowledge of human rights is crucial and that the responsibility for delivering it lies ultimately with governments. As part of a lifelong learning process, Human Rights Education should begin in the early years, continue through primary and secondary schooling and extend beyond the classroom into tertiary education, the workplace and across civil society in general.
When governments lack to make this a priority, the process should not just be stopped or delayed, but try to make a positive change at local level, through the schools and NGOs that believe in the values of Human rights and the importance of HRE.
Through this project, which will be implemented in the period from June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, we intend to advocate for human rights education and provide youngsters, teachers and youth workers with the knowledge on human rights and tools and methods for social intervention in the field of human rights violation, necessary to take initiatives in the schools and the local communities of the partners.
The project’s objectives:
• To enhance individual skills and competencies of 36 youngsters and 24 youth workers and teachers from 6 different European countries within a 7 days youth exchange and a 7 days training course in relation to human rights education and tools and methods for social intervention in the field of human rights violation.
• To establish quality approaches in human rights-related activities/projects of 6 NGOs and schools working with young people with fewer opportunities in Europe and to provide a greater understanding of interconnections between formal and non-formal education.
1. Advance planning visit
2. Youth exchange
3. Training course
Applicant – Iceland, Mannréttindaskrifstofa Íslands
Spain, P.O.D. Association
Romania, Youth Alma
Czech Rep., Obchodní akademie s.r.o.
Italy, Istituto A. Volta
Croatia, PRONI Centre for Social Education
The project is co-funded by European Union, Erasmus+ Program – Key Action 1, Mobility of youth workers