Support Human Rights Education with Children and Young People

Deadline: 24 February 2015
Open to: organizations affiliated and able to provide knowledge on human rights
Grant: EUR 7,000


The work of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe on human rights education is a direct contribution to the core mission of the organisation to promote and protect human rights. The project – often referred to as Human Rights Education Youth Programme – aims to consolidate and support the role of non-governmental youth organisations as actors in the implementation of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education. It does so by combining the development and dissemination of tools and resources on human rights education and capacity-building activities for trainers, multipliers and advocates of human rights education and human rights

The programme of national training courses in human rights education of the Youth Department continues in 2015 aiming to support the development of human rights education through youth work and non-formal learning. The courses are organised at the initiative of national organisations or institutions interested in introducing, and developing the provisions and quality of human rights education.

With this call, the Council of Europe’s Youth Department invites for expressions of interest for training courses to be held in 2015 in accordance with the criteria and priorities outlined below.

Priority will be given to those proposals that:

  • are organised in co-operation with one or more partner organisations;
  • have a clear plan to build or strengthen national networks of organisations and trainers involved in human rights education with young people;
  • support advocacy for human rights education through the Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education;
  • are being held in countries where newly published translations of COMPASS can be introduced to key multipliers (e.g. trainers, youth leaders, school teachers, etc.)
  •  are being held in countries where no similar course has been organised in the past two years*;
  • involve cooperation between the non-formal and formal educational sectors and actors;
  • link with the No Hate Speech Movement campaign at national level.

*The list of National and Regional Training Courses organised is: Georgia, Andorra, Estonia, Hungary, Macedonia, Italy, Switzerland, Moldova, Romania, Spain, the Russian Federation.


Proposals are welcome from:

  • non-governmental youth organisations and/or other non-governmental organisations;
  • governmental organisations primarily those focused on human rights, youth and/or education;
  • institutions involved in human rights education;
  • national networks of human rights activists and/or human rights educators.


The overall contribution requested from the Council of Europe cannot exceed 7.000 Euros; most often, the financial support is between 4.000 and 7.000 Euros.


To apply use the form integrated within the official call where you can also find additional information about the grant.

Deadline for applying is 24 February, 2015.

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