Human Rights Education Youth Forums have been a tradition since the establishment of the programme in 2000.
The 1st Human Rights Education Forum
The 1st Human Rights Education Forum took place in Budapest on 7-12 November 2000 in the framework of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Forum also launched the Human Rights Education Programme of the Youth Department set up as an important opportunity to consolidate and to establish education and learning about, for and in Human Rights as an integral part of formal and non-formal learning curricula for young people throughout Europe.
The 2nd Human Rights Education Forum
The 2nd Human Rights Education Forum took place 9 years after on 14-18 October 2009, again in Budapest and in the framework of the 60th anniversary of the Council of Europe. The Forum aimed to promote, consolidate and develop human rights education with and by young people within the Council of Europe’s mission and framework. A message from the participants in the Forum was welcomed by the Committee of Ministers further supporting mainstreaming human rights education in youth work and youth policy.
Conference “Democracy and Human Rights in Action- Looking Ahead”
In 2012, following the adoption of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, the Education and Youth Departments of the Council of Europe have organised the conference “Democracy and Human Rights in Action- Looking Ahead” focusing on assessing the impact of the Charter and shaping the future initiatives of the Council of Europe.