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UK National Training Course on Human Rights Education

The training activity took place
in London, United Kingdom
organised by AICEM
1 - 7 August 2017

Aims & objectives

Objectives are:
• To understand key concepts of human rights and the role of human rights education
with young people in a diverse society;
• To develop in participants essential competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes)
to enable them to implement human rights education work in formal and non-formal
learning settings;
• To get acquainted on the priorities and the relevant mechanisms and instruments
(charters, declarations, conventions) of the major international human rights
institutions and develop competences in advocacy work at local and national level with
a particular focus on the Charter on EDC/HRE;
• To raise participants’ awareness of their potential to act as multipliers in human rights
education in their youth organisations and local communities;
• To understand the role of human rights education in the process of overcoming
intolerance and extremism, particularly promoting non-discriminatory approach
among young people and between different generations;
• To further participants’ reflection about the concepts of accessibility and barriers, in
relation to HR and as to how to deal with barriers faced by young people coming from
different cultural and religious backgrounds, in the frame of access to HR;
• To raise awareness about the online and offline forms of Christian-phobia,
Islamophobia, Antisemitism;
• To explore the online aspect of HR, HR violations and HR promotion and defence;
• To promote the diffusion of the new Compass 2012, Charter for all (user-friendly
Charter on EDC/HRE) and the Bookmarks - the manual to combat hate speech online
through human rights education;
• To give concrete tools to be used by our partners at local and national level for tackling
hate speech, promoting HR and intercultural and interfaith dialogue, and developing a
better understanding of the causes, extent, forms, different targets and consequences
of hate speech online and offline, especially on young people;
• To identify measures to prevent, counter, report and remedy hate speech, notably
through the No Hate Speech Movement (NHSM) campaign, the EDC/HRE Charter of
the Council of Europe, and other relevant instruments;

• To prepare the main approaches and actions for mobilising the NHSM campaigners to
act together against hate speech;
• to strengthen the national networks of organisations that are involved in the context of
HR and HRE with young people with a view to encouraging them to cooperate with the
national coordinators of Education for Democratic Citizenship or other relevant bodies
that are in charge of supporting the implementation of the Council of Europe EDC/HRE
• To promote the implementation of Council of Europe’s standards and identify gaps to
fully address hate speech in the UK.

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

20 participants from Scotland, England, Italy, Romania, Poland, and Turkey with UK links were involved in the training.

The training team was composed of one Spanish, one British, and two Italian members.

Training methods used & main activities

The training was based on non-formal methods. Experiential learning, group work, debates, role play and case studies where some of the key methods used. To a lesser extent presentations, self-directed learning, coaching, and mentoring (for the follow-up phase) were also used in the training.

Outcomes of the activity

The participants reported that the following outcomes were achieved:
• Improved knowledge on HR and HRE;
• Development of actual advocacy and campaigning activities;
• Improved competences about HRE and the use of Compass as the major tool to promote
HR and educate on HR;
• Understanding of the importance of the online public sphere in the violation of HR, but also as defence of HR and educational sphere;
• Improved knowledge about the Council of Europe and its activities in the HR field;
• Development of the capacity of networking with other people and organisations
working in a multicultural atmosphere;
• Realization of long-term joint actions to promote HR and HRE online and offline through
the No Hate Speech Movement (NHSM) and the Council of Europe EDC/HRE Charter.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I have been involved in the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of the training. I have supported the use of new technologies and social media implementation in the training.

To a certain extent, I will be involved in the follow-up project, as supporting staff.

I worked on this training for 12 days days as a full time trainer.

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