Human Rights Education Youth Forums
The Human Rights Education Youth Forums were introduced with the launching of the programme in 2000. They bring together a wide variety of practitioners, experts and policy makers active in human rights education to exchange practices and identify areas for development and advocacy.
3rd Compass Forum on Human Rights Education
The 3rd Compass Forum on Human Rights Education, Learning Equality, Living Dignity, took place in Budapest in October 2016, within the framework of the Estonian chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. The forum included an evaluation of the Human Rights Education Youth Programme and gathered the contributions of non-governmental organisations to the second review of the Charter on EDC/HRE.
Conference “Democracy and Human Rights in Action- Looking Ahead”
In 2012, following the adoption of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, the Education and Youth Departments of the Council of Europe have organised the conference “Democracy and Human Rights in Action- Looking Ahead” focusing on assessing the impact of the Charter and shaping the future initiatives of the Council of Europe.
The 2nd Human Rights Education Forum
The 2nd Human Rights Education Forum took place 9 years after on 14-18 October 2009, again in Budapest and in the framework of the 60th anniversary of the Council of Europe. The Forum aimed to promote, consolidate and develop human rights education with and by young people within the Council of Europe’s mission and framework. A message from the participants in the Forum was welcomed by the Committee of Ministers further supporting mainstreaming human rights education in youth work and youth policy.
The 1st Human Rights Education Forum
The 1st Human Rights Education Forum took place in Budapest on 7-12 November 2000 in the framework of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Forum also launched the Human Rights Education Programme of the Youth Department set up as an important opportunity to consolidate and to establish education and learning about, for and in Human Rights as an integral part of formal and non-formal learning curricula for young people throughout Europe.