Saturday, 10 September 2011

Youth Participation in Human Rights Education as a Means for Enhancing Social Inclusion - Study Session, Budapest, 30 October-6 November 2011)

Youth Participation in Human Rights Education as a Means for Enhancing Social Inclusion
Study Session
October 30 – November 6, 2011
Budapest, Hungary


The Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) at Central European University (CEU) is pleased to invite you to apply for participation in our Study Session Youth Participation in Human Rights Education as a Means for Enhancing Social Inclusion organized in cooperation with the Council of Europe’s Directorate of Youth and Sports. This is the 5th study session organized by HRSI since its foundation in 1999.


The purpose of the study session is to to equip young people with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote human rights through peer education. The study session will focus directly on methodologies of human rights education. An emphasis will be placed on peer learning of/amongst young people, youth participation will be addressed and encouraged. Additionally, there will be a focus on human rights education amongst young people living in social exclusion. The participants will have an opportunity to discuss their organizations and experiences, as well as plans for future cooperation with one another in the field of human rights education with young people.


- Allow participants to recognize what human rights are, and how they can be enjoyed, protected and ensured;
- Provide participants with the means/channels for action that young people can take when human rights are violated and they seek redress;
- Give participants the opportunity to study the methodology behind human rights education and street law(1) through non-formal education;
- Together with the participants, identify potential challenges and locate means to overcome these obstacles for the social inclusion of young people in human rights education;
- Strategize how to augment youth participation particularly focusing on peer learning in human rights education.

(1) Street law is a method of human rights education which makes human rights law more accessible and comprehensible to everyone, primarily youth.


We are looking for 30 people who:

- age between 21-30 years old;
- are already involved and active in youth work on a local, national or international level to participate in the study session;
- reside in a member state of the Council of Europe.

Priority will be given to participants who

- have experience in the fields of: youth work, human rights education, social inclusion, social work, - intercultural learning and/or cultural diversity;
- are currently active in an organization, program or project in the above fields;
- are committed to multiply the outcomes of the study session in their own work


Where: The European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary.

When: 30 October–6 November 2011 in Budapest (Arrival on October 30th, 2011 and departure on November 6, 2011)

Language: The working language of the study session will be English. At least intermediate level of English is expected.

Deadline for application: SEPTEMBER 20, 2010.

Reimbursement of Participants’ Travel and Visa Costs

Travel expenses (the cheapest route possible only) and visa costs are reimbursed by the Council of Europe, Directorate of Youth and Sport. Participants will be reimbursed on the basis of the least expensive route between their places of residence. In order to be reimbursed, you are requested to present originals of all the receipts/invoices for travel and visa costs as well as all the tickets and boarding passes. Electronic tickets will only be considered as acceptable on proof of payment and on presentation of the boarding pass for the outward journey Reimbursement takes place in Euros at the European Youth Center Budapest. Reimbursement to participants is normally made at the end of a session. The Directorate of Youth and Sport will not reimburse insurance expenses. The participants should be present for the entire session. Participants attending less than 80% of the total duration of the session will not be reimbursed.

Participation fee

The participation fee for the study session is 50 EUR per person. This amount will be deducted from the amount reimbursed from the travel expenses.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation and meals are provided by the European Youth Centre at the expenses of the Directorate of Youth and Sport, Council of Europe.

For more information on how to apply see