In 2020 the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres network introduced a long-term training strategy, consisting of e-learning phases and residential training sessions organised for educational staff of youth centres in the network. The main aim of the long-term educational programme is to enhance competences of youth centres’ pedagogical staff for incorporating human rights education in their educational activities and to support youth centres in the network to introduce more strategic educational programmes that will mainstream human rights education.
The first pilot e-learning course ran from August 2020 to February 2021 and was attended by pedagogical staff from 13 youth centres. Based on the pilot course experience, an adapted intensive e-learning course has been developed with the aim to allow more colleagues of quality labelled youth centres, as well as candidate centres to participate. Similarly to the pilot, the intensive training course is a combination of thematic webinars and online modules designed by international experts. The first webinar was held online on 15 April with the attendance of 34 participants from 11 youth centres. The course runs every second week between April and June.
Youth centres that have enrolled:
Destelheide-Hanenbos Youth Centre (Belgium), Plovdiv Youth Centre (Bulgaria), Stara Zagora Youth Centre (Bulgaria), Lisbon Youth Centre (Portugal), FITT Timisoara Youth House (Romania), Ecocenter Radulovacki (Serbia), CEULAJ Euro-Latin American Youth Centre (Spain), Piispala Youth Centre (Finland), Magdeburg Youth Centre (Germany), International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim/Auschwitz (Poland), Braga Youth Centre (Portugal)