The Human Rights Education Youth Programme is included in the Youth for Democracy programme and it plays a central role in the 2030 Strategy of the youth sector.
It safeguards its key features:
- Dissemination and update of the educational resources for human rights education
- Advocacy for the inclusion of human rights education and recognition of the role of non-formal learning therein
- Renewing the informal networks of trainers and multipliers and supporting the qualitative development of training for human rights education
- Supporting key national activities for training of trainers, multipliers and advocates for human rights education – the programme of national and regional training courses for human rights education with young people.
Within the programme, the course Training of Trainers in Human Rights Education (TOTHRE) occupies a central place.
It prepares trainers with the aim to multiply the Human Rights Education approaches and standards at local, national and international level.
Furthermore, it supports the quality and sustainability of training activities for human rights education at national level.
This training course will develop the competences of participants to act as trainers or multipliers for human rights education in the context of regional, national or local training courses organised by partner organisations making use of COMPASS and supporting the implementation of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education.
Profile of participants
The course is designed for participants who are:
- trainers or facilitators in non–formal education, especially within youth organisations and associations, in youth work activities and in other NGOs concerned with human rights education;
- teacher trainers with a multiplying role within formal education systems interested in introducing non-formal learning methodologies in their activities on HRE;
- Youth workers, human rights activists, volunteers experienced in and intending to function as trainers and advocates for human rights education.
All participants must also:
- be able to work in English
- be aged between 18-30 years old, exceptions can be made if justified
- be resident of one of the countries state parties to the European Cultural Convention; in exceptional cases some participants from other continents may also be invited
- be supported by a youth organisation or institution within which they can act as multipliers of HRE
- already have experience in working as trainers or facilitators with young people
- be able and committed to act as multipliers or trainers in HRE as a result of the course
- be motivated to develop their competences in human rights education and to share their experiences with other participants
- be committed to attend for the full duration of the course, including the preparatory and follow-up phases (approximately 2 hours per week during Phases 1 and 3)
- be interested and able to develop and implement human rights education training project with young people. All participants in the training course are expected to implement HRE projects or programmes, such as national training courses in human rights education, translation and dissemination of Compass, advocacy projects on human rights education or others.
- Initial e-learning modules from May to September 2023
- Residential 9-day seminar 24 September - 2 October 2023
- Follow-up activities, including e-learning (October-December 2023)
All candidates must apply online at https://youthapplications.coe.int
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2023, 23:59 CET