- “The future of the Council of Europe youth policy: AGENDA 2020”: Background document. Prepared by the secretariat - Directorate of Youth and Sport. Consultant: Dr. Gavan Titley
- Resolution CM/Res(2008)23 on the youth policy of the Council of Europe. Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 25 November 2008 at the 1042nd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies.
Texts adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
- Committee of Ministers Recommendation on the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education. CM/Rec(2010)7
- Committee of Ministers Recommendation on Education for Democratic Citizenship. CM/Rec(2002)12
- Committee of Ministers Recommendation on teaching and learning about human rights in schools CM/Rec(85)7
- Committee of Ministers Resolution (78)41 on the Teaching of Human Rights
Texts adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Texts adopted by other institutions/bodies of the Council of Europe
- ECRI General Policy Recommendation N°10: Combatting racism and racial discrimination in and through school education (Strasbourg, December 2006)
- Conclusions of the Evaluation Conference of the 2005 European Year of Citizenship through Education (Sinaia, April 2006). DGIV/EDU/CAHCIT (2006) 9 rev 3
- The Declaration and the Action Plan of the Council of Europe 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government (Warsaw, May 2005)
- Conclusions of the Budapest Conference of Youth Ministers (Conclusions and recommendations) (2005)
Manuals on human rights education
A manual on Human Rights Education with Young People (2015)
COMPASS provides youth leaders, teachers, and facilitators of human rights education activities, whether professionals or volunteers, with concrete ideas and practical activities to engage, involve and motivate young people in living, learning and acting for human rights. It promotes a comprehensive perspective on human rights education and sees young people as actors for a culture of universal human rights.
Manual on human rights education for children (2008)
Compasito is a starting point for educators, teachers and trainers who are ready to deal with human rights education with children of 7-13 years. The book familiarises the reader with the key concepts of human rights and children's rights and provides substantial theoretical background to 13 key human rights issues, such as democracy, citizenship, gender equality, environment, media, poverty, and violence.
Human Rights Education in Action - Practices of Human Rights Education with and by young people
The 3rd Compass Forum on Human Rights Education, Learning Equality – Living Dignity,
held at the European Youth Centre Budapest in October 2016, reviewed the
implementation of the The Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE) by youth organisations and identified needs for further
This publication testifies of the commitment of youth organisations and youth workers to
the values of the Council of Europe through sixteen projects for Human Rights Education
which can all be qualified as good practices. This is a tiny fraction of the work being done
every day across Europe to make human rights education a reality for children and young
people across Europe. Many other good practices are needed.
Manual on combating antigypsyism through human rights education (2015)
This manual was produced within the Roma Youth Action Plan of the Council of Europe to provide teachers, trainers and facilitators of non-formal education processes with essential information and methodological tools to address antigypsyism with young people of all ages and in any social-cultural setting. It is equally suitable for work with groups of non-Roma, Roma only, or mixed groups.
A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education (2014)
Right to Remember
A Handbook for Education with Young People on the Roma Genocide (2014)
Right to Remember is a self-contained educational resource for all those wishing to promote a deeper awareness of the Roma Genocide and combat discrimination. The handbook is based on the principles of human rights education and places remembrance as an aspect of learning about, through and for human rights. Right to Remember includes educational activities, as well as ideas for commemoration events, and information about the Genocide and its relevance to the situation of the Roma people today. It has been designed primarily for youth workers in non-formal settings, but it will be useful for anyone working in education, including in schools.
A manual on addressing gender-based violence affecting young people (2007)
Gender Matters is a manual aimed to assist educators' and youth leaders' work on issues of gender and gender-based violence with young people. This publication presents theoretical information, methods, and resources for education and training activities, along with concrete exercises that users can put into practice in their daily work. Gender-based violence, including violence against women, remains a key human rights challenge in contemporary Europe and in the world.
A campaign guide about education and learning for change in Diversity, Human Rights and Participation (2007)
This guide has been produced under the Council of Europe's Youth Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights, and Participation "All Different - All Equal". The campaign provides an essential stimulus for common action to promote diversity, participation, and human rights. It seeks to bring attention both to the issues themselves and the methods used to address them. It is intended to support campaigners, activists and educators to advocate and educate to reach these goals. The guide builds on the approaches and methodologies of Compass - the manual on human rights education for young people.
Enter! Dignity land
Cards game on social rights
Enter! Dignity land is a cards game on social rights, in which players, as Members of Parliament in an imaginary country called Dignityland, are asked to decide on the social policies concerning social rights within a development plan for the next five years. Through argumentation and decision-making processes, players learn more about social rights and their links to social policies.
Encompassing human rights education with young people
Review of the Human Rights Education Youth Programme 2000-2009
Encompassing human rights education with young people (2009) is a review of the main activities and achievements of the Human Rights Education Youth Programme. The review was presented at the Forum on Human Rights Education 'Living , Learning, Acting for Human Rights' (European Youth Centre Budapest, October 2009) at the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Council of Europe.