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Training of Trainers in Human Rights Education

FEMYSO President, Abdelrahman Rizk, completed the ‘Training of Trainers in Human Rights Education for Young People’ 2019-2021 course organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the United Nations (Human Rights of the High Commissioner). 

The course started in December 2019 with online modules and ended with a 10 day residential at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary. More than 30 activists and educators from across Europe and beyond participated at this well thought and holistic course.  

The aim of the training course is to support the implementation of the Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education through building the competences of trainers to develop and apply quality human rights education activities with young people at national/local levels and to advocate for the further mainstreaming of human rights education in youth policy and youth work. 

During the course the participants had the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of the key concepts of human rights education with young people, strengthen essential competences for trainers working with human rights education in non-formal learning settings based on using and adapting Compass, and analyse current developments and trends in human rights education in order to mainstream it in youth policy and youth work. 

FEMYSO stands with communities and organisations fighting for human rights, fundamental freedoms and human dignity. We will continue to work for a more diverse, cohesive and vibrant Europe.