The Compass Long-term training course on Human Rights Education for young people in Ukraine kicked off today with the initial seminar in Irpin, Kyiv region. The course supports the implementation and development of youth policy and youth work in Ukraine through quality non-formal education activities using a human rights-based approach and quality standards of the Council of Europe. This week, the groups of 28 participant-trainers will be prepared to develop and run Human Rights Education youth activities as well as set up their learning and practice projects.
With this activity, the Council of Europe and the Ukrainian partners expect to expand the number of trainers competent to support and develop quality human rights education and non-formal learning activities with young people on national level. After the initial seminar, the participants will continue learning online and receive mentor support to implement their learning projects. The group will meet for an evaluation seminar next year.
This activity corresponds to the priorities of the Council of Europe Plan of Action on Ukraine and the Youth for Democracy programme. The course is also part of the Framework Programme of cooperation between the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine.