Human Rights Educators’ Hub: Be an actor of change!
COMPASS HRE NTC 2020 in Slovenia
The World Esperanto Youth Organisation (TEJO) and the Slovenian National Youth Council (MSS) in cooperation with the Council of Europe are organising the project ‘’Human Rights Educators’ Hub: Be an actor of change!’’. The project will train 18 youth workers, youth leaders, university students, human rights activists and NFE trainers who live mainly in Slovenia (or alternatively its neighbouring countries, especially from regions where Slovenian is spoken) on the topic of Human Rights Education (HRE). Our participants will develop their competences as HRE multipliers when organising activities by, with and for young people.
In the framework of this project, a National Training Course (NTC) will take place between Tuesday 29th of September until Sunday 4th of October 2020 (travel days included) in Youth Centre Brežice, Slovenia. We are looking for 18 participants, mainly 18-30 years old (also participants older than 30 years old are welcome to apply). The working language will be English. There is no participation fee and we will cover the accommodation, food and traveling costs of our participants (there will be a limit on the maximum travel reimbursement, depending on the city you will be traveling from).
The objectives of the NTC are:
• To contribute to further spreading HRE values of such as the protection of human rights and dignity (and especially the human rights of young people also referred to as youth rights), the promotion of the culture of active and democratic citizenship of young people and the reinforcement of the educational aspect of activities and projects organised by, with and for young people.
• To familiarize the participants with educational activities from the COMPASS manual and its 20 global themes; How they can organize and deliver themselves this kind of activities within their NGOs/youth organizations and in their local and regional communities.
• To train youth workers, NFE trainers and youth leaders of the region around the Human Rights Education (HRE) of the Council of Europe, how to integrate it to educational activities and projects and to make them HRE multipliers who will disseminate the learning outcomes to multiple young people back in their local and regional communities; To ultimately create a hub/a network in the region of HRE multipliers.
After the NTC, the participants will be part of a newly created regional Human Rights Educators’ network and are expected to organise follow-up HRE activities back in their local communities. Educational support and mentoring for this will be provided by the trainers’ team.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the NTC may be affected too. This NTC will take place preferably physically, but COVID-19 developments may affect this and have the event partially or fully online. In case it takes place physically, we will follow all health recommendations and take all necessary safety measures: face-masks, hand sanitizers & disinfection, preferably have outdoor sessions (if weather helps). In any case, the safety of the participants, trainers and organisers is our absolute priority, so adjustments may occur.