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This is a reference for Grigor Yeritsyan

Human Rights and Volunteerism

The training activity took place
in Drammen, Norway
organised by Intermezzo Ungdom
20.08.12 - 28.08.12

Aims & objectives

• To raise active knowledge on human rights among young people from EU and EECA
• To reflect on the role of Volunteering in promotion and work with Human Rights
• To motivate young people to implement human rights in their own life and society
• To promote non violent communication, inclusion and active participation
• To raise active knowledge on human rights among young people from different countries
• To motivate young people to implement human rights in their own life and society
• To provide the participants with practical tools to be used in their home society in promoting human rights in their communities and countries.
• To acknowledge the importance of realizing and improving human rights for the future of Europe and post soviet union countries.
• To find practical examples on how voluntary activities can be used to improve the human rights situation

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Following groups were targeted by the Training Course: 25 active volunteers, youth leaders, project coordinators from EU Member States (Greece, Lithuania, Slovakia, Italy, Norway, Portugal), EECA countries (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Moldova) and EU Pre-Accession Countries (Turkey).

Training methods used & main activities

Non formal learning methods such as workshops, role plays, presentations, simulation games were used to promote active participation of participants. Participants were actively involved during the whole implementation of the programme. Every day, participants were taking part in reflection groups where they had to reflect on the learning process of the day, and provide suggestions or remarks for the trainers team and local host organization. Participants were also actively contributing during the workshops with their opinions, active participation, questions and comments to trainers and guest speakers. During last phase while participants had to work in future project ideas, participants were willing to learn and start cooperation in other youth activities.

Trainer team used the toolbox of non-formal education and experiential learning, targeted the participants in a holistic fashion: head (cognitive, knowledge), hand (practical, skills) and heart (emotion, social, attitude).

Outcomes of the activity

The project had an impact on all target groups: participants, partner promoter organisations, and young people in partner countries. The project empowered participants to get more involved in European youth work in general and Human Rights protection work in general. By organising this TC in Norway partner promoters increased the access of young people and youth organisations in Norway to European volunteering schemes and developed their capacity. Young people locally have been informed about YiA opportunities in general.
Participants’ learning outcomes were also recognized and validated through Youthpass that was distributed to willing to get it participants.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full-Time Trainer.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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