A collection of good practices to share in the field of human rights education (HRE)
The Human Rights Education Youth Programme of the Council of Europe is a direct contribution of the youth sector to the core mission of the organisation on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The programme is built around Compass
, the manual for human rights education with young people, along with national and regional training courses, pilot projects and study sessions carried out with youth organisations at the European Youth Centres.
The Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE) adopted by the Committee of Ministers in 2010 recognises the role of youth organisations and youth work in implementing citizenship and human rights education. The 3rd Compass Forum on Human Rights Education, Learning Equality – Living Dignity, held at the European Youth Centre Budapest in October 2016, reviewed the implementation of the charter by youth organisations and identified needs for further action.
This publication testifies of the commitment of youth organisations and youth workers to the values of the Council of Europe through sixteen projects for Human Rights Education which can all be qualified as good practices. This is a tiny fraction of the work being done every day across Europe to make human rights education a reality for children and young people across Europe. Many other good practices are needed.