COMPASS training courses: A handbook for organisers
Compass National and Regional Training Courses on Human Rights Education are core activities in the programme of the Council of Europe’s Youth Department, as a direct contribution to the organisation’s mission of promoting and protecting human rights.
These courses also support the implementation of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education.
The courses originated within the Human Rights Education Youth Programme, together with other initiatives such as human rights education forums, study sessions, training of trainers, and local projects. They are now part of the Council of Europe’s Youth for Democracy programme, contributing to the promotion of the inclusion of human rights education within the mainstream of youth work and youth policy.
These activities introduce and promote the concept of human rights education among key multipliers, such as youth workers, youth leaders, representatives of non-governmental organisations, human rights activists, teachers and teacher trainers.
This handbook provides the organisers and trainers of Compass training courses with insights about the essential ingredients for a successful course.