A Compass national training course co-organised in Georgia with NNLE Tbilisi Youth Centers Union took place in Bakuriani between 10 and 15 June. The activity developed the capacity of youth workers, trainers and educators from local municipalities to manage human rights education activities.
The training was officially opened by Kakha Abuladze, the director of NNLE Tbilisi Youth Centers Union and Vahagn Muradyan, the deputy-head of Council of Europe office in Georgia. During the five-day activity, 26 youth workers, trainers and educators were introduced with the principles and approaches of non-formal education and human rights education, explored the activities of the Compass manual and discussed the possibilities on adapting them to their local context. Together with Medea Gugeshashvili, of the Public defender’s office, and Nino Gobronidze, Council of Europe local office, the participants exchanged on the existing mechanisms for human rights protection in Georgia and the opportunities for young people in the field of human rights education.
The final sessions of the training course were dedicated on planning specific local activities as a follow-up of the educational process within the last five days.