The Arab Plan for Human Rights Education, launched in Tangier, Morocco, on 5 and 6 December 2023, aims to strengthen the contribution of member states of the League of Arab States to the ongoing efforts in the field of human rights education. It also seeks to strengthen the promotion of a culture of human rights within school curricula, teacher training and vocational training.
The Council of Europe was invited to the Launch event to share its expertise and good practices in the field of human rights education. This included showcasing initiatives such as the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), which is widely disseminated in the region through the South Programme V. Additionally the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe presented its programme on Global Education, placing a special emphasis on its unique methodology and practical tools for educators to equip young people with the necessary competences to advocate for and promote human rights, effectively participate in a democratic culture, and coexist peacefully with others in culturally diverse societies.
One of the North-South Centre’s key recommendations was to include all education providers in the national plans, including non-formal education entities, emphasizing the complementary role of non-formal education to reach marginalised young people, especially in the context of higher rates of school dropouts. Cooperation will continue as part of the implementation of this education plan, in particular with the North-South Centre’s member States Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
More information on the website of the Council of Europe office in Tunis.