Gender

Gender Matters

Gender Matters is a manual aimed to assist educators and youth leaders work on issues of gender and gender-based violence with young people. This publication presents theoretical information, methods and resources for education and training activities, along with concrete exercises that users can put into practice in their daily work.

Gender-based violence, including violence against women, remains a key human rights challenge in contemporary Europe and in the world.

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Hate speech

Bookmarks

Hate speech is one of the most worrying forms of racism and discrimination prevailing across Europe and amplified by the Internet and social media. Young people are directly concerned as agents and victims of online abuse of human rights.

Bookmarks is published to support the No Hate Speech Movement youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online. Bookmarks is useful for educators wanting to address hate speech online, both inside and outside the formal education system.

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Manual on hate speech

Identifying what constitutes "hate speech" is especially difficult because this type of speech does not necessarily involve the expression of hatred or feelings.

On the basis of all the applicable texts on freedom of expression and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and other bodies, the author identifies certain parameters that make it possible to distinguish expressions which, although sometimes insulting, are fully protected by the right to freedom of expression from those which do not enjoy that protection.

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The online resource produced by the EYF with examples of No Hate Speech Movemenet supported projectsThe EYF & the NHSM

With this publication, the European Youth Foundation would like to outline its involvement in the No Hate Speech Movement campaign and to present examples of the projects that illustrate the diversity of initiatives that are being supported. The role of the Foundation in combating hate speech is ongoing and will continue for as long as the campaign is running.

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Human rights

Compass

COMPASS provides youth leaders, teachers and facilitators of human rights education activities, whether professionals or volunteers, with concrete ideas and practical activities to engage, involve and motivate young people in living, learning and acting for human rights. It promotes a comprehensive perspective on human rights education and sees young people as actors for a culture of universal human rights.

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Compasito

Compasito is a starting point for educators, teachers and trainers who are ready to deal with human rights education with children of 7-13 years. The book familiarises the reader with the key concepts of human rights and children's rights, and provides substantial theoretical background to 13 key human rights issues, such as democracy, citizenship, gender equality, environment, media, poverty, and violence.

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DOmino

 DOmino tries to give some assistance to those working or planning to work with young people on peer group education projects. The different sections of DOmino contain some theoretical background on peer group education as well as different project descriptions, methods, quotes and stories from young people.

DOmino is the result of different youth work practices in several European countries, both in the formal and informal educational sector. The editors have drawn from experiences in youth organisations, youth initiatives and schools.

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Intercultural education

Education Pack

This Education Pack contains ideas, resources, methods and activities for informal intercultural education with young people and adults.

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Non-formal education

Manual for facilitators in non-formal education

The manual provides essential information and practical tips for all who are involved in planning and delivering non-formal education intercultural activities on an occasional basis.

This manual is part of the endeavour of the Council of Europe's youth sector to support and develop the quality of non-formal education activities across Europe and, in doing so, contribute to further their recognition.

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Participation

Have Your Say!

Participation is a fundamental human right recognised, among others, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Participation is also a core principle of human rights and is a condition for effective democratic citizenship for all people.

The manual “Have your say!” was produced to support local and regional authorities, youth organisations and young people who want to give young people a real say for a meaningful democratic youth participation.

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Roma

Barabaripen - Young Roma speak about discrimination

An awareness-raising and educational tool on the topic of multiple discrimination. It includes life stories of nine young Roma affected by multiple discrimination across Europe; analysis of the mechanism of discrimination and strategies of young people use in order to tack it; educational activities with young people using the life stored and background material.

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Mirrors

This manual was produced within the Roma Youth Action Plan of the Council of Europe to provide teachers, trainers and facilitators of non-formal education processes with essential information and methodological tools to address antigypsyism with young people of all ages and in any social-cultural setting. It is equally suitable for work with groups of non-Roma, Roma only, or mixed groups.

Combating antigypsyism is a task for all of us; learning about it is a necessary starting point.

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Right to remember

Right to Remember is a self-contained educational resource for all those wishing to promote a deeper awareness of the Roma Genocide and combat discrimination. The handbook is based on the principles of human rights education, and places remembrance as an aspect of learning about, through and for human rights.

Right to Remember includes educational activities, as well as ideas for commemoration events, and information about the Genocide and its relevance to the situation of the Roma people today. It has been designed primarily for youth workers in non-formal settings, but it will be useful for anyone working in education, including in schools.

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Social inclusion

Raising young refugee's voices in Europe and beyond

The aim of this report is to convey the main points of a training seminar organised in close co-operation with the UNHCR bringing together young forcibly displaced persons and other young people working in their favour.

The organisers and participants of the seminar were driven by the strong conviction that all young people need to participate in building Europe, that social cohesion implies the inclusion of marginalised, minority youth and that nobody can talk about young refugees' needs and assets better than young refugees themselves.

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Social inclusion for young people: breaking down the barriers

This book presents key findings from a research seminar organised by the EU-CoE Youth Partnership on the theme of "Social inclusion and Young People" . The articles included give a picture of the forms of social exclusion affecting young people nowadays and provide evidence of the progress of strategies to promote social inclusion.

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Training Kits

Other

Cookbook

In 2006 and 2007, the EYF supported 365 projects under the "All different, all equal" slogan. This publication contains some examples of the projects supported.

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Companion

This guide has been produced under the Council of Europe's Youth Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights, and Participation "All Different- All Equal".

Racism, social exclusion, disempowered minorities and deficient participation are problems that can neither be solved overnight, nor by singular efforts. These problems need sustained, long-term attention. Education plays a key role in these pursuits and therefore needs to be at the centre of this campaign. This guide is intended to support campaigners, activists and educators to advocate and educate to reach these goals.

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Don't judge a book by its cover! The living library organiser's guide

The Books in the Living Library are people representing groups frequently confronted with prejudices and stereotypes, and who are often victims of discrimination or social exclusion. In this library, Books cannot only speak, but they are able to reply to the readers' questions, and the Books can even ask questions and learn themselves.

The Living Library methodology is part of the Council of Europe's youth programme on human rights education.

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Perspectives on Youth

Perspectives on youth is a new series published by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth with the support of five countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom – and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Its purpose is to bring national youth policies closer together and to keep the largely European dialogue about key problems of national and supranational child and youth policy on a solid foundation in terms of content, expertise and politics. The series aims to act as a forum for information, discussion, reflection and dialogue on European developments in the field of youth policy, youth research and youth work.

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