Training Course, 30/09 – 09/10, 2022
The project under the title ”You(th)Rright! Human Rights- Consciousness for Youth Workers” took place in Ommen, the Netherlands during the period of 29/09/2022 – 10/ 10/ 2022 and was hosted by the Dutch Organisation “yEUth”.
40 youth workers and young activists from Greece, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Italy, and Sweden gathered together to enhance knowledge and understanding of human rights to foster tolerance, respect, solidarity, and responsibility of the participating youth workers.
The project emphasized the benefits of multicultural societies, the importance of European Citizenship, and active participation in the promotion of human rights.
During the training course, through various innovative non-formal education methods such as social theatre, video-making, comics creation, simulation games, and moving debates, participants had the chance to explore and discover human rights applicability and violations concerning socially vulnerable and marginalized groups.
The main topics covered during the training course were:
- Marginalization, Intolerance, Institutionalized privilege
- Μigrants, refugees, ethnic and religious minorities
- The challenge of disability
- Poverty, socioeconomic background, and (in)equality of opportunity
- Gender norms
- Environmental protection as a human right
- Inclusive Societies
- Human rights Activism.
As the final result of the project, participants worked together to create innovative, interactive, and engaging tools to educate young people about human rights and their importance. As the final result, more than twenty different non-formal education activities, which aim to promote dialogue, foster activism, and general human rights understanding and knowledge were created!
Objectives of the project
- Deepen youth workers’ awareness about human rights issues, especially about the ones affecting young people (e.g. violence, and exclusion)
- Equip youth workers with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that support their positive contributions to society, based on respect, equality, justice, and solidarity
- Engage participants in a dialogue about how human rights laws and principles can be translated into their own social, economic, cultural, and political reality, using participatory learning methods that aim to sharpen critical analysis
- Train youth workers’ mentoring skills and capacity in acting as multipliers in their daily work with youth
- Establish & strengthen cross-border partnerships & future common projects and enhance their multiplier effect and impact
At EKO Greece we are really grateful to:
- Our Dutch partner yEUth for designing and implementing an intriguing learning course and special thanks to Alexia Kakourou and George Fligos for successful project coordination,
- Our Greek team of youth workers: Andreas, Eirini, Kostantinos, Panagiotis, and Vasiliki for their active participation,
- Our two fantastic trainers Rasa Tucinskaite and Stefano Esposito for their great work and devotion and for creating a fruitful learning environment!