INFO: These documents are produced by youth NGOs with the support of the European Youth Foundation and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.
Toolkit to work on Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights - CCIVS
This toolkit provides a selection of resources for promoting learning,
discussion and awareness of issues relating to sex, gender, sexuality and
bodily autonomy within international voluntary service. It is the result of the work of a group of activists who met at the Laboratory of Tools and Skills for Peace-Builders. The publication contains an introduction to these topics for regular workcamps and three in-depth workshops dealing with the following three specific topics: sex/gender equality, sexuality and bodily autonomy
Sexual (R)evolution. It's time to make a difference - ADAE Network
The publication contains a comprehensive overview of topics related to gender issues such as sex and gender, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, trans- and gender non-conforming roles, gender and power, gender-based violence, double discrimination of women with disabilities, the feminist movement and LGBTQI terminology.
Gender equality for a world of opportunity - World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts - Europe
The publication gathers lessons learned and recommendations for future actions on gender equality in everyday life.
IGLYO on Gender - International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization
Tool for those interested in getting information about gender-related issues through the LGBTQ perspective. This booklet collects 7 articles on a variety of topics such as: body image; gendered childhood; how gender is reflected in spoken language; and how gender identity is displayed.
Rainbow Resources - Compasito Companion on Sexuality and Gender - International Falcon Movement - Socialist Educational International
The handbook is the second edition. The publication is divided in two parts: a first part giving the theoretical framework on child development; non-formal education; learning styles and definition of main terms. The second part collects methods to work with children and young people on sexual and gender issues. The methods, which are energizers and activities, are divided into 3 categories which are: identity and being; families and relationships; and bullying and discrimination. A glossary is also provided. The resource is available in English, German, Spanish and Lithuanian.
Toolkit to Work on Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights - Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service
The toolkit is the output of one activity implemented in 2016 by CCIVS in the framework of an annual work plan supported by the EYF on Raising Peace Campaign, with a thematic focus on human rights and peace. It is a basic tool to promote the work on gender, sexual orientation and body autonomy in international youth camps. The toolkit is divided in 3 parts, each of them focusing on a specific issue. The first part consists of an introductory workshop on the main topics; the second part gathers examples of workshops to do with participants of international workcamps. And finally the third part covers guidelines for camp leaders to avoid situations where people are discriminated on the basis of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
No hate speech movement & online activism
Bringing into play - Manual for young online activists - Libero
The publication presents the characteristics of online activism and online activists. Examples of tools to be used, as well as information on how to train activists on human rights education, are provided. The publication also gives practical examples of how to transfer the online world into the offline world. A list of online activists from different countries is presented together with a list of best practices and successful stories about how to be an online activist.
Combating Hate Speech in Bosnia-Herzegovina. A Balkan Diskurs Special Report - Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC)
This report explores the prevalence of hate speech in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The publication is presented as a collection of articles which provide insights into the fight against online and offline hate speech across the country.
IGLYO on Online Hate Speech - International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Stduent Organization
The publication investigates the differences between hate speech and offensive speech. It also collects testimonies on online hate speech in Norway and Italy. Information about the Council of Europe No Hate Speech Movement is also provided.
Peace building & social cohesion
25 Stories for Peace - United Network of Young Peacebuilders
The publication is a collection of inspiring real life stories about what it means to be a youth worker in the field of peacebuilding. It gathers testimonies of young peacebuilders who are active in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. It shows the different approaches but also the similar challenges peacebuilders face.
Exercising our rights! Developing new tools in support of social cohesion - Youth for Exchange and Understanding
The publication has been created as a tool to enhance social cohesion at a local level. It starts with a brief introduction of the NGO, its values and work; and the project through which it was developed. The glossary explains the main terms relating to social cohesion and the Council of Europe Action Plan for Social Cohesion is introduced. The final part of the publication presents examples of activities to of social cohesion and its different forms.
Peace Bag - Fundació Catalunya Voluntària
A practical guide to mainstreaming peace education and intercultural dialogue in youth work with particular emphasis on EuroMed joint projects. The toolkit is divided in five parts. The last section presents several activities, ranging from ice-breakers to role-plays, aimed at tackling a wide array of topics: leadership, inequality, identity, conflict analysis, religion, gender equality, minorities and human rights among others.
Peace Education Handbook - International Falcon Movement - Socialist Educational International
The publication focuses on peace education with children and youngsters and is divided into a theoretical and a practical section. The first part provides a theoretical background on what peace education is and how to analyse conflicts and transform them. An overview and explanation of non-formal education is also given together with tips for peace educators about guiding activities or playing the role of mediator. The second part gathers 24 educational activities into 3 categories: understanding conflicts, transforming conflicts and making peace. The publication contains information about the organisation, its values, vision and mission. A description of how the handbook was developed is also provided.
Project management & impact measurement
Social Impact Measurement - Case study: "All alien! Step 1 Training Course and its Social Return on Investment" - Don Bosco Youth-Net
The handbook aims to be a resource for other organisations in order to identify proper methods and tools to measure the impact of their activity and to make comparisons over time. After giving precise definitions of the main terms, a base for analysis is presented and models to assess impact are presented. The last part is devoted to a practical case study as the organisation calculates the impact and the social return on investment of an international meeting.
Youth Impact for Peace: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in Six European Youth Organisations - UNOY Peacebuilders
The report is the output of the first phase of a long-term organisational capacity development project to increase the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) capacities of youth peace organisations. It has been implemented by UNOY Peacebuilders together with other 5 European partner organisations. It collects the research results of MEL practices in those organisations in relation to different kinds of activities such as capacity building programmes, advocacy projects and support to dialogue and peace processes and it gives some suggestions on how to improve it.
Steps towards social entrepreneurship - Youth for Exchange and Understanding
The publication has been created by the participants of an international activity on the development of social entreprenurship skills to support young people's autonomy and fight discrimination. After giving a definition of social entrepreneurship, the guide defines the main elements of a social enterprise, the skills and role of the social entrepreneur and the steps to establish a successful social entreprise. Examples of successful social entreprises and entrepreneurs are given and some of the action plans created by participants.
Climate for Peace Inspirations, How to organize activities for climate justice and sustainable living - Service Civil International
The toolkit gives ideas on how to organise youth activities for climate justice and sustainable living. It collects examples of projects developed by SCI branches and other organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America to raise awareness about climate change and sustainable living. Tips about how to make visible the work done on this topic at the local level are also included along with a short description of how the toolkit came about, as it is the outcome of several activities implemented by SCI International in 2015.
Environmental education for sustainability - Youth and Environment Europe
The publication is the outcome of the training course for young people who wanted to become environmental educators. After a brief introduction about the training course and the explanation of its aim and objectives, the guide tackles the topics of sustainability, the methods of environmental education, the profile of the environmental educator. Later on a list of useful materials such as books, videos and websites is also presented.
Pacman guide, Paths to Alternative Consumption - Fair Trade Hellas
Concise and practical guide on ethical and responsible consumption. It explores the notions of fair trade; ethical consumption; responsible consumption and conscious consumerism. A practical section devoted to examples of sustainable lifestyles follows the theoretical section. . Awareness raising, advocacy campaigning and educational activities, approaches and activities are presented.
The Green Toolbox - International Young Naturefriends
The toolbox deals with the three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, social and economic sustainability in workplace and everyday life. It collects facts, cases studies, information and practical tips on a wide range of topics such as: recycling; saving energy; organising activities; purchasing; merchandising and gifts; food; waste management; selection of venues; activities; mobility; and green building. It also gives suggestions on how to include sustainability in projects which are not directly related to this topic.
Upcycling - Youth and Environment Europe
Tool for individuals and organisations looking for ideas on how to reuse and recycle materials. It is organised in two sections: the first part provides background information about upcycling, including tips on how everyone can make a contribution. The second part presents concrete ideas on how to reuse materials such as paper, plastic, glass, carton, clothes and metal.
Young and Green Peace - A global report on youth and peace and environmental sustainability - UNOY Peacebuilders
This toolkit is a useful starting point for those interested in exploring the inter-connection between environmental sustainability and peacebuilding with an emphasis on involving young people. Concrete examples of best practices or problems faced by young people when it comes to environmental sustainability are presented and some recommendations on future steps are also given.
Combating stereotypes - PVN Albania
This manual was created in order to develop research on the topic of stereotypes in Albania and to challenge negative stereotypes that prevail in society. The publication contains theory and research on the topic at a local level, which has been gathered for young people by young people. It will serve as a tool for young people and youth workers to combat hatred, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism etc.
Volunteering Against Poverty, Educational Resources on Poverty and Inequality - International Falcon Movement - Socialist Educational International
The publication is the outcome of the project Volunteering Against poverty that aimed to give voice to the 'invisibles' and to challenge people to contribute to social changes. This toolkit collects educational methods, mainly ice-breakers and games, on poverty, its causes and consequences.
Toolkit to work on Migration and Human Rights - Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service
The publication is a tool to promote the work on migration and human rights in international youth camps. It aims to raise awareness about challenges linked to migration such as: freedom of movement and the right to have the same opportunities and civil and social liberties as citizens of the receiving country. The toolkit is organised in 3 parts: an introduction exploring the main themes; an “activity pack” consisting of workshop ideas to be used in activities; and a set of tools on the theme of migration, for those wanting to gain more knowledge on the topic. The toolkit is the output of an activity implemented in 2016 by CCIVS in the framework of an annual work plan grant given by the EYF on Raising Peace Campaign, with a focus on human rights and peace.
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Tools developed by EYF 2015 seminar participants