Thursday, 16 September 2010

Sonnenberg is planning another Spring Academy on Human Rights education

After the great success of 2009 “Methods of Human Rights Education in Youth Work”, we plan to facilitate another training course for international multipliers focusing on a certain aspect of Human Rights Education activities. The training course is going to take place at International House Sonnenberg in the beautiful Harz Mountains (Germany) from April 4th to 11th 2011.

As for our current planning and ideas, the course will mainly deal with the question: How to teach Human Rights in a creative way? To find answers, we will look into different methodological approaches using the creativity of participants, such as theatre, film, painting and other artistic activities. The idea is to equip multipliers with creative methods they can use to support young people develop artistic products or materials dealing with the topic of Human Rights. Thus the issue of Human Rights and Human Rights Education will become more visible within youth groups, organisations and local communities all over Europe.

In order to have a good mixture of multipliers participating, we are looking for partners from up to ten different EU states that would be willing to send between 3 and 6 young multipliers (aged 18-30), active in the field of youth work. This can be students of educational subjects, voluntary youth leaders or young teachers, who would like to work on Human Rights related topics with their classes or youth groups.

In addition, we are also seeking for experts, actively using creative methods in the context of Human Rights education. If you work in this field, e.g. with filming, painting or alike approaches, we would love to have you running a two days workshop at our training course!

If you are interested or need more information, please contact: Katja Pötzsch-Martin, Tel.: +49-(0)5582-944-148 or -0.

Katja Pötzsch-Martin, Internationalen Haus Sonnenberg