HUMAN RIGHTS: DEFINING, EMPOWERING, ACTING
Start date: Sep 1, 2014,
End date: May 31, 2015
The Training Course "Human Rights: defining, empowering and acting" will take place in Lisbon from the 8th to the 16th of December. It will join 24 participants from eleven different countries accross Europe (southern-Europe, Central and Eastern-Europe and Balcans) and it is coordinated by portuguese youth association "Rota Jovem" (email@example.com).
This course is designed for youth workers who wish to improve their competences in HRE and therefore develop further their careers, mainly in the area of promotion of active citizenship, human rights protection and awareness –raising. The course has a big focus on the interconnections between non-formal education and formal knowledge ( educating different target groups for Human Rights with theoretic and experimental inputs) as well as policy lobbying (prepare youth workers for acting on a political-decisional field ) and European networking processes (creation of european networks that can cooperate on this issue).
We intend to provide participants with relevant information on Human Rights both as a concept and as an everyday practise. By the end of the TC we expect participants to have become more aware of the importance of Human Rights (HR) protection and observance and to have acquired new skills for their protection and for the prevention of current and future violations, becoming thus multipliers in this field. With this TC we intend to bring different workers/active volunteers from diverse countries who can either have experience to share with their peers or want to start working in the area of HR and thereofre need the support of other organizations and networks.
With our TC we expected participants to have been empowered to stand up for their human rights and the rights of others. Integrating human rights into non-formal Youth Work Associations is one of the best ways to promote a more just society, because youth workers are trusted in their local communties mainly because they work a volunteering basis.
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