VOLUNTEERING IN HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
Training course for youth leaders
November 03–10, 2011.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina Local Democracy Agencies was established in 1993 at the initiative of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, as a means of encouraging the democratic process and respect for human rights in the Western Balkans.
They organize the training Volunteering in Human Rights Education.
Volunteering in Human rights education -
The training gathered 10 partner organizations and 30 participants from Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Portugal.
The aim of the training is to give to the participants new tools to work with youth and to teach them the importance of respecting other’s rights.
The project empowered youth leaders, workers, trainers working to develop strategies and activities to address racism, xenophobia, discrimination and gender-
The participants were familiarised with different manuals on human rights education and discuss how to best use them and adapt them to their local contexts and realities.
This training course prepared young people to plan and run youth activities on Human Rights Education especially in the frame of the Youth in Action programme
The project was also directed to establish a bridge among the partners and other organizations active in promoting human rights education and therefore to foster cooperation among those NGOs.
The training course facilitated intercultural dialogue and understanding.