Over the last years the issue of Human Rights has become a core element of the public debates. Media, public institutions, NGO's, foundations, … they all have made their voices heard. At the same time we need to recognise that it are children and young people who suffer most from the violations of Human Rights, mostly because they are considered to be voiceless. As a result they are also not really listened to in the debates between policy makers and other public actors."You(th) for Human Rights" brings together young people active in organisations who are working with non-formal education on one side and young people working with youth who are facing fewer opportunities like minor-aged refugees, Roma youth, homeless young people and young people in special youth care. They will exchange their experiences and opinions with peers from different countries and with policy makers active in the field of Human Rights. The framework of this exchange are methods coming out of Human Rights Education. Furthermore the project promotes local and international youth initiatives as a way for the participants to keep on being listened to.From preparation to evaluation the project will take up to 6 months. The main activity of the project is a European Congress on Human Rights Education, which will take place in Brussels. Around 50 young people from 12 EU countries will attend this Congress, representing the local organisations. There are 2 national meetings planned to prepare and evaluate the project. We will also develop a booklet which will disseminate the outcomes of the project.In short: "You(th) for Human Rights" wants to give the opportunity to young people to make their voices heard, through a direct contact with policy makers, and wants to offer them the opportunities to undertake their own actions, to ensure their place in the public debates.
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