Thursday, 21 October 2010

CALL FOR PARTNERS: Human Rights CREATIVE, Sonnenberg 2011

We are looking for project partners for an international Training Course, Action 4.3 in the Youth in Action Programme.
The Training Course “Human Rights CREATIVE“ will be held in International House Sonnenberg, Germany from 4th – 11th of April 2011.

We are looking for partners from program countries (European Union). The number of participants in the Training Course will be about 35.

About the projectThe Training Course ”Human Rights CREATIVE” will firstly give a short general introduction into the topic of Human Rights and Human Rights Education (HRE), in order to then present a wide range of methods with a creative approach (such as theatre, film, arts etc.) that can be used to work with (international) young people on the topic of Human Rights.

About usThe International House Sonnenberg is an education center offering a wide range of conferences, seminars and other educational activities for youth, children, adults and families. A huge focus lies on international encounters, political issues and training courses for multipliers.
More information:

In April 2009 we facilitated the course “Methods of Human Rights Education in Youth Work” in cooperation with the DARE-network. You can find the documentation at

Target group The Course addresses young multipliers, aged between 18 and 35, such as youth workers, youth leaders, social workers, teachers, students of educational subjects, and all other people working with youth and interested in the topic of Human Rights.

Topics that will be covered in our training course “Human Rights CREATIVE”:? What are Human Rights and where do they come from?
? The importance and aims of Human Rights Education (HRE)
? A simulation game on a current topic related to Human Rights
? Individual Workshops, held by different international experts, teaching a variety of creative approaches for teaching Human Rights, e.g. theatre methods, artistic methods, video/films, photography, …
? One-day-excursion to visit projects/organizations active in Human Rights Education
? Developing ideas for (joint) practical projects, using creative methods of HRE

Objectives: - to equip young multipliers with a wide range of creative methods for teaching Human Rights
- to stimulate participants to take an active role in promoting Human Rights
- to arise young people's awareness of topics related to Human Rights

The methodology of the training course:The project is designed as an open learning process based on participants’ exchange of experiences and opinions. The training course follows the approach of non-formal and social education.
In addition we will invite international experts to hold workshops on creative methods and to give presentations on the theoretical background of Human Rights (Education).

Trainers:Jochen Dallmer, Berlin/Germany, “Young Friends of the Earth Germany”
Samuel Mejias, ICEDC, DARE, London/United Kingdom

Working language:
English – all participants must be able to actively communicate in English

Prerequisites: We are expecting from participants in our training course “Human Rights CREATIVE” to have:
? previous experiences and knowledge of working with young people
? basic knowledge in the field of Human Rights
? good English communication skills
? willingness to develop a project within the Youth in Action Programme as an outcome after the training course
? willingness to participate throughout the full duration of the Training Course

Financial conditions:The participation fee for each participant will be: 130,- Euros
There is a reduced fee for participants from Eastern European countries: 80,- Euros
This fee includes food and lodging at our beautiful education center as well as program costs during the entire training course.
70% of your travel costs will be reimbursed, if you hand in or show us the original tickets at the training course.

Partner requests:? As a partner you identify and send 4-6 participants from your country that will take part in the training course (and pay the individual fee – unless your organization can give financial support)
? You have to sign the Part III of our application to the Youth in Action Programme and send it back to us by October 28th
? You get informed about the developing and the outcome of the Training Course
? You will be mentioned as an official partner of the project on our Homepage and in the printed leaflet

So, if you are interested to be a partner organization in our training course “Human Rights CREATIVE“, please first send to us the filled-in, signed and stamped Part III of the application for Youth in Action either by email to or by fax to: +49-5582-944-100.

Then please send us the original (filled-in, signed and stamped) Part III by snail mail to:
Internationales Haus Sonnenberg
Katja Pötzsch-Martin
Clausthaler Straße 11
37444 St. Andreasberg

The deadline for receiving your Part III is October 28th 2010.
For more information about the Training Course, please contact Katja Pötzsch-Martin by e-mail: or call +49-(0)5582-944-148 / -116

Katja Pötzsch-Martin
Internationales Haus Sonnenberg
Sonnenberg-Kreis e.V.
Clausthaler Str. 11
37444 St. Andreasberg

Tel.: +49 (0) 5582/ 944 -148
Fax: +49 (0) 5582/ 944 -100