“Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights"

Training course “Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights

In Youth Work and School Curriculum”

 

European Minority Youth Network organized a training course in Riga, Latvia from 03 to 09 March

2011, which will bring together about 30 youth workers and volunteers in order to promote Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights and to extend competencies of youth workers and teachers in Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights. Education for democratic citizenship and human rights education are closely interrelated and mutually supportive. Education for democratic citizenship focuses primarily on democratic rights and responsibilities and active participation, in relation to the civic, political, social, economic, legal and cultural spheres of society, while human rights education is concerned with the broader spectrum of human rights and fundamental freedoms in every aspect of people’s lives.

The training course is supported by European Youth Foundation, http://www.eyf.coe.int/fej/

 

AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING COURSE

 

The aim is to develop capacity of youth NGOs and schools to promote Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights and to extend competencies of youth workers and teachers in Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights.

The objectives of the training course are:

 to train youth workers and teachers in Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights

education;

 to empower participants to implement activities on Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights for

young people and act as trainers and multipliers;

 to exchange experiences and innovative practices in the field of democratic citizenship and human

rights education in NGO work and school classes;

 to develop practical skills for EDC and HRE in non-formal learning environment;

 to introduce recourses of HRE and EDC and to teach how to use it.