Training course Young activists for democracy
The training course for young activists for democracy is organised to develop the competences
of young activists in advocating for revitalising democracy and to create a group that further
supports advocacy actions at European and national level.
Objectives of the course
- To learn about democracy and human rights and the Council of Europe standards
and relevant work.
- To explore the causes and effects of democratic decline in Europe today and the role
that young people can play in revitalising democracy.
- To develop their competences in activism and mobilisation of young people and youth
civil society with a view to uphold democratic values, including advocacy for the
objectives identified by the partners involved in the project, strategies, tactics and
tools for action offline and online.
- To familiarise the activists with the Call for Action and the project Youth revitalising
- To develop plans for the involvement of the activists in the project activities, notably
the Common Action Days and actions at national level.
Methodology and structure of the course
The training course is based on blended learning, combining a residential training seminar with
distance online learning. The training seminar is based on principles of non-formal education,
being learner-centred and highly participatory. The overall course will give participants the
opportunity to experience, reflect and discuss issues related with democracy and human rights,
particularly the role of young people and youth participation. The entire course is designed as
a mutual learning situation in which, with use of diverse methods, participants can compare
their approaches and ways of action.
The training course will be based on the approaches on democratic citizenship and human
rights education, being designed to be an experience of mutual learning and sharing among
participants. The course will also feature e-learning modules focused on learning about the
Council of Europe, its standards for democracy and human rights, as well as about the Youth
Department and the project. The residential training course will allow for skills and attitudes
development, as well as network development and connecting with other stakeholders in the
project as well as organising collaborative work in the framework of the Common Action Days
and at national level in the framework of the project.
May: preparatory e-learning modules focused on learning about each other, the
Council of Europe and relevant standards, as well as the project.
29 May - 3 June: residential training course, focused on competences development.
5 - 30 June: e-learning module focused on follow-up preparation, focused on the designing
follow-up activities in the framework of the project.
June - December: involvement in activities and actions in the framework of the project.