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Turin Forum: Forum on the present and future of citizenship and human rights education in Europe

The training activity took place
in Online
organised by Council of Europe, Amnesty International, Italian Ministry of Youth, European Youth Forum, City of Turin
11-13 April 2022
Reference person

Nelli Gishyan

(Secretariat contact)
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Aims & objectives

The Forum aims at strengthening the quality, recognition, and outreach of education for democratic citizenship and human rights education with young people

• To review the implementation of the Council of Europe Charter on EDC/HRE
• To identify and address successes and challenges in carrying out EDC/HRE in a (post) pandemic context for human rights education and linking specifically with some of the thematic priorities of Italian Presidency in the Council of Europe:
- Gender equality and combating violence against women
- Children’s rights and youth policies
- Protection of cultural heritage
- Artificial intelligence and human rights/democracy/rule of law;
- To make proposals for the further development and sustainability of EDC/HRE in the state’s parties to the European Cultural Convention;
• To share practices and support exchange and cooperation between different stakeholders from formal and nonformal education fields concerned with EDC/HRE in the thematic priorities;
• To enhance the recognition of the role of youth civil society and further develop cross sectoral cooperation for EDC/HRE, including youth work;
• To strengthen cross sectoral dialogue and partnerships between different stakeholders in EDC/HRE: educators, trainers, authorities and policy makers, intergovernmental organisations and others;
• To contribute to the strategic priorities and programme of the Italian Presidency in the Council of Europe, and to the work on HRE in Italy and particularly in the city of Turin.

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

Participants included students, youth workers, volunteers, members of local Amnesty groups, trainers, CoE staff members and decision-makers. Nationalities in attendance include Italy, Spain, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Ukraine, France and Poland.

Training methods used & main activities

Discussions, small group work, ice-breakers, team-building, energisers, open space.

Outcomes of the activity

Outcomes available at:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Coordinator of online team consisting of myself and three others facilitators and two Council of Europe secretariat members.

I worked on this training for 3 days as a full time trainer.

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