Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Study Session “Inclusion for all through Human Rights Education” (Budapest, 10-17 September 2017)

Seminar / Conference

10-17 September 2017, European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

The International network “Participation for All” working in Europe and Asia in cooperation and with financial support of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe ( has decided to organise the study session “Inclusion for all through Human Rights Education” to give the opportunity for participants to exchange their experiences of non-formal education and youth work practices in participants countries. During the session participants will gain knowledge on human rights education practices in the field of social inclusion and participation of young people with disabilities, and mixed ability approach (inclusive approach). International and Interregional cooperation for more effective action on either governmental and non-governmental levels in this area will be initiated and developed.

The main aim of this study session is to promote human rights education as an effective tool for social inclusion of young people with the particular focus on young people with disabilities.

Profile of Participants:

It is expected that the Study Session will bring together the youth workers, youth leaders, and representatives of NGOs or other structures from 20 countries. Participants are expected to be:

– actively working with young people, mixed ability groups and aware of youth work realities,

– be resident of one of the country – the member state of the Council of Europe or from Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan);

– motivated and able to take part in the full duration of the activity and to share previous experience;

– willing to promote and implement HRE with mixed ability groups ;

– aged 18 – 30 years (with some exceptions);

– are in a position to contribute to the development of the Network and initiate partnerships for follow up actions;

– able to communicate independently in Russian and/or English;

Inclusion principles will be applied when selecting participants in the study session, i.e. it will be attended by participants with and without disabilities.

Participants are expected to provide a contribution to the Study Session from their personal experience and knowledge of the topic and provide input to the construction of the follow up.

The invited participants should be available for the full duration of the Study Session, i.e. arrive on Sunday 10th September before 19.00 and depart on Sunday 17th September.

Available downloads:

Description study session PAFA ENG 03_05_2017.pdf
Description study session PAFA RUS 03_05_2017.pdf

Application deadline: June 4

Training overview:

This Seminar / Conference is for 21 participants from KAZAKHSTAN, Russian Federation, TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN, Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries , Western Balkan countries and recommended for Youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers, Representatives of NGOs and other structures

Working language(s): English and Russian

Organizer: International network “Participation for All” (NGO/Others)

“The „Participation for All” is an International network of youth organisations and NGOs working with young people, youth workers and professionals. The network was created as a result of a long term cooperation project between different organisation from Europe and Central Asia and is dedicated to participation and inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities, particularly with physical disabilities, by means of non-formal education. The aim of the network is to 1. promote active citizenship, 2. foster the development of active civil society and 3. increase participation of young people, particularly those with fewer opportunities, marginalised and minority groups in public life.

Co-organizer(s): Youth Department of the Council of Europe (NGO/Others)
Contact for questions: Natalja Gudakovska E-Mail:  Phone: +371 29452445


Travel expenses and visa costs are reimbursed upon presentation of the relevant receipts, according to the rules of the Council of Europe. Only the participants who attend the entire study session may be reimbursed.

Board and lodging will be provided and paid for by the Council of Europe at the European Youth Centre in Budapest.

The European Youth Centre Budapest aims to secure full accessibility and the best possible support to all selected participants to enable them to fully participate in the meeting.

IMPORTANT! Please provide in the application form clear and detailed information regarding your needs so the organisers can secure accessibility of the activity for you.

An enrollment fee of 50 Euros is payable by each participant. This amount will be deducted from the amount to be reimbursed for travel expenses. For participants with travel costs lower than 50 Euros, the difference needs to be paid to the organisers of the study session at the EYCB during the study session.