Monday, 19 December 2011



Supporting the Development of Human Rights Education with Children and Young People, through Non-Formal Learning and Youth Work

DEADLINE 15th January 2012!
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The 2012 programme of national training courses in human rights education
The Youth Department of the Council of Europe can provide institutional, educational and financial support to such courses in 2012. The organisation and running of the courses is possible only through the initiative of national and regional institutions, organisations and public services interested in introducing and developing human rights education in non-formal and formal educational settings. They are the effective course organisers.
The Council of Europe welcomes expressions of interest for further training courses in 2012 following the criteria and procedures outlined below.

Eligible applicants and priority criteria
Applications are welcome from non-governmental youth organisations and/or other nongovernmental and governmental organisations and institutions involved in human rights education.

Priority will be given to applications that:
  • Are organised in co-operation between two or more partner organisations;
  • Are being held in countries where newly published translations of COMPASS can be introduced to key multipliers (e.g. trainers, youth leaders involved in programme implementation and/or policy development)
  • Are being held in countries where no national training course in human rights education has been organised in the past five years;
  • Foster co-operation between the non-formal and formal educational sectors
  • Are being held in the Russian Federation and are involving a variety of national and regional partners
Objectives and format of the courses
All the training courses must aim at training key multipliers (youth leaders, trainers, youth workers, teachers, teachers’ trainers) in developing human rights education activities with and for young people. The programme should be based on the methodologies and approaches present in Compass and seek to develop participants competences in HRE.
Participants must come from a diversity of organisations and institutions concerned with human rights education and youth work; they should be committed to carry out further activities and projects in human rights education with young people.
  • The organisers should pay particular attention at reaching and involving the social and cultural diversity in society, including various minorities and frequently discriminated groups in society.
  • The organisers should strive to recruit a group with equal representation of both sexes
  • The duration of the course, the number and profile of the participants should be consistent with the programme and the specific objectives of the course.
  • The courses should be held for a minimum of 15 and maximum of 40 participants, and last for a minimum of 4 days.
Applying organisations should be in the position to fulfil ALL criteria, objectives and expectations listed above. Organisations wishing to organise human rights education activities with a different profile, are requested to examine (before applying) on whether a grant through the European Youth Foundation (category D, pilot projects) would fit the proposed project better For more information, please refer to the website:

Selection procedure and deadlines
All expressions of interest must be sent to the Youth Department using the appended Form for expressions of interest by email before 15 January 2012 to
Partners will be informed about the decisions regarding their projects by 5 February 2012. For further information or questions, please contact:
Anca Ruxandra Pandea
Educational Advisor

Source: COE