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Songs For Rights Training

Training Course

13-16 October 2023 | Landesmusikakademie, Berlin, Germany

A unique approach to Human Rights education combining the power of music and the principles of Human Rights, created for musicians, activists, teachers, youth workers, educators, or anyone passionate about social change.

Are you a musician, human rights activist, youth worker, educator or simply a person passionate about social change looking for a way to promote human rights through music?

Join us for our Songs for Rights Training, October 13-16th 2023, at the Landesmusikakademie, Berlin!

Songs for Rights training offers a unique approach to human rights education that combines the power of music and the principles of human rights. By participating in this Songs for Rights Training, you will learn how to facilitate workshops where groups learn about human rights using musical methods and where they write, compose and record their own human rights song(s).

What to expect from the training?

Get ready for a hands-on, interactive, and praxis-oriented experience! We believe in learning by doing, which is why our program includes 2 online coaching sessions (1 before and 1 after the training), 4 intensive training days at the Landesmusikakademie Berlin, and a toolkit with video tutorials for your continued learning.

For you to get the best out of the training, we have designed a variety of activities and exercises that you will participate in, as both a workshop participant and facilitator. You'll also receive feedback from our trainers to help you improve. And as a special bonus, you'll get the chance to write, compose, and record your own song during the training.

So get ready to dive in and take your skills to the next level!

What you will learn: 

In this training, you'll discover the innovative Songs for Rights LACPA approach - an effective method for learning, assimilating, creating, producing, and advocating for human rights through the art of music.

The program is designed to enhance your skills in facilitating effective training sessions for others. The training emphasizes the development of facilitation skills, including active listening, group management, and communication techniques that encourage participant engagement. You will learn how to create an interactive learning environment so you can adapt your style to meet the diverse needs of your audience.

If you are looking to enhance your ability to deliver engaging and effective training sessions, this training is ideal for you. By the end of the program, you will have gained the knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality training programs and workshops that will support the professional development of others.

More concretely you will:

  • Discover the Songs for Rights LACPA method for human rights education through music
  • Learn and apply the five essential Songs for Rights principles (PIJEQ) of participation, inspiration, joy, empowerment, and quality
  • Explore a range of musical activities, exercises, games, and energisers for diverse target groups
  • Gain skills in writing, composing, and recording songs that tackle pressing social issues
  • Learn how to produce your own music video and advocate for human rights through music
  • Set up, organize, manage, and facilitate your own Songs for Rights workshops
  • Use music to engage with people and bring about positive social change

WHEN: 13th - 16th October, 2023

WHERE: Landesmusikakademie Berlin,

COST: Standard - 250€, Early Bird - 200€

TRAINERS:  Juan David Garzon (Music Trainer), Jonas Deitert ( Human Rights Trainer), Jochen Schell (Songs for Rights Director & Founder), Linn Radkte (Project Manager)


For more detailed information, check out our brochure or head to our website.


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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 15-20 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Other countries in the world , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches, Teachers, Educators, Musicians, Activists,

Working language(s):



Songs For Rights (INA gGmbh) (Youth NGO)

Songs for Rights uses music as a tool to educate, empower and invite people around the world into the movement to protect and advance Human Rights.

We give young people and youth workers an opportunity to learn about Human Rights through music, express their views on important issues, and become active change makers by producing songs and music videos, reaching out to peers, community stakeholders and policymakers.

Since 2019, Songs for Rights became a YEPP EUROPE initiative at the Institute for Community Education/International Academy Berlin (INA gGmbH) and has been further developed within the framework of YEPP EUROPE’s work towards youth and community empowerment. Collaborations have also been carried out with human and children’s rights experts, such as Right Now and Articolo 12, and through further pilot projects in Germany and Italy.

Contact for questions:

Jochen Schell


Phone: +49 30 25741725


Participation fee

Standard: 250€

Early Bird:  200€ 

The fee covers: 

  • 4 full days of training & evening sessions at the Landesmusikakademie Berlin
  • 2 online coaching sessions (one before & one after the training)
  • Vegetarian/ vegan lunches and coffee breaks
  • Songs for Rights Training Toolkit
  • Access to online learning tools (e.g. video tutorials)
  • Certificate from Songs for Rights, International Academy Berlin & Landesmusikakademie Berlin.

(Please note that the participation fee does not include accommodation.)

*Early bird: The early bird fee is a discount price that is offered to participants who register for the training before 31.06.2023.

*Standard: The standard fee covers each person’s attendance and includes the full training & coaching.

Accommodation and food

Vegetarian/ vegan lunches and coffee breaks are included in the participation fee.

Please note that the participation fee does not include accommodation. You are responsible for arranging and covering the costs of your accomodation during the training.

Travel reimbursement

Please note that you are responsible for arranging your own travel and covering the costs.

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