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TC”HUMAN RIGHTHUMAN COMPASS! “- 13-21 November 2023, Bansko, Bulgaria

📅 Dates: 13-21 November 2023

🌍 Place: Bansko, Bulgaria

⛳Project description:

The idea of the project is targeted to youth workers and youth leaders in order to allow them to develop the needed competencies to combat hate speech and to master the use of the Human Rights Education manual “Compass”, developed by the Council of Europe. The aim is to give a more concrete execution to the concept of human rights education (HRE), which while highly popularized after the 90s, is often still lacking a satisfactory translation into national policies. The involved organizations also want to contribute directly to the mainstreaming of human rights education and its principles, as indicated by the UNDHRE “education about human rights, through human rights, for human rights”. These two pivotal moments have to be contextualized also in a historical period where local youth is increasingly showing interest in the theme of human rights and ask to be educated on it, in order to receive an answer about their questions on inequality, discrimination, and how to react to these modern challenges. The decision to focus specifically on the issue of hate speech surged from the need to face this phenomenon. All participating countries witnessed in recent years, especially after the war in Ukraine, an exponential increase in the use of hate speech within the public sphere and the public, with extreme peaks reached during electoral times. This factor is yet another explicative element of the alt-right drift many European and non-European countries are experiencing. For this reason, we developed the “Human Right- Human Compass!” project, as it appears necessary to prepare youth workers and youth leaders accordingly and to equip them with the right tools to combat hate speech and to allow them to be prepared when facing hate speech and to create a safe and tolerant environment during their activities with youngsters. Youth workers and youth leaders have a crucial role in youth education, and they can function as a buffer between school and family. Moreover, thanks to the skills acquired during this training experience, youth workers and youth leaders will become ambassadors of European principles and values and will inspire youngsters to respect and actively protect the democratic life and the rule of law. They will also become more confident in their skills and will have the opportunity to share their best practices in an international environment, having also the chance to cooperate and come into contact with non-European peers

🤵‍♀TARGET GROUP:

  • Youth workers, leaders, active volunteers at age 18+
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Motivated to participate in the project

They are NOT on service under European Solidarity Corps at the moment of the activity

⛳ PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES: Bulgaria , Italy, Latvia, Finland and Turkey

⛳ PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS:

Accomodation

Accomodation and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the duration of the activities will be covered by the receiving organzation PROVISION International. All participants will be accomodated in Royal Bansko aparthotel , located in Bansko Bulgaria at the follwoing address: ul. “Kosherinata” 2770, Bansko, Bulgaria

COVID-19 measures:

We strongly recommend all participants to be vaccinated.

✅ CONTRIBUTION FEE:

Not applicable

✅ TO APPLY:

✅ DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 26.10.2023

✅ Contacts: If you have any further questions please contact us at: provisioninternational.office@gmail.com

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