Training Course "LIVING COMPASS 2024" in Budapest, Hungary (Fully Funded)

Open call for youth workers, and human rights activists to join the training course "Living Compass 2024", A training course with multipliers for human rights education with young people. This training is organised and funded by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

Training Course "LIVING COMPASS 2024" in Budapest, Hungary (Fully Funded)

About the "Living Compass 2024"

LIVING COMPASS is a professional training course thus addressed to both activists, advocates multipliers, trainers and facilitators of human rights education with young people, knowing that very often the same people perform these different roles.

The 2024 edition of the training will be held in the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary between May and December as a blended learning activity in three phases:

1. Creating common ground, with an emphasis on Learning about Human Rights, mostly through e-learning (May-September 2024).

2. Living and learning together, with an emphasis on Learning together through human rights - a residential training seminar to be held at the European Youth Centre Budapest from 23 to 30 September 2024 

3. Follow-up activities, with an emphasis on Learning for human rights (education) including e-learning and some form of mentoring (October-December 2024)

The aim of the course is to support the provision and quality of human rights education with young people by improving and developing the competences of multipliers in the context of local, national or international activities and projects and foster the implementation of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education and the UN World Programme on Human Rights Education.

The training objectives

- To strengthen participants’ understanding of key concepts of human rights and human rights education and their ability to put them in practice with young people;

- To develop essential competences, skills and attitudes for multipliers and advocates working with human rights education in non-formal learning settings;

- To familiarise participants with the approaches of Compass and with how to best use it and adapt it to local contexts and realities for both advocacy and practice of human rights education with young people;

- To support the provision, quality and sustainability of human rights education activities with young people;

- To analyse current global and local developments and trends in human rights education and favouring global solidarity for human rights education;

- To associate the participants and their organisations with the priorities of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe related to citizenship and human rights education and to the implementation of the United Nations World Programme on Human Rights Education. 

Eligibility | Who can apply?

This training course is designed for 35 participants who fit with the following requirements:

- Youth workers, youth leaders, facilitators, educational professionals who are involved in human rights education through youth work activities

- Aged between 18 -30 years old, exceptions can be made if justified

- Be resident in one of the countries state parties to the European Cultural Convention, check the list HERE

- Be supported by a youth organisation or institution within which they can act as multipliers in Human Rights Education 

- Be motivated to improve your compactness in human rights education and to share the the gained experience with other participants in your community

Be committed to attend for the full duration of the course, including the preparatory and followup phases (approximately 2 hours per week during Phases 1 and 3)

- English is the main language of the training course, thus the participants are required to be able to express themselves autonomously in English. 

- All applications are welcome from all the candidates who fulfil the previous conditions 

regardless of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, etc...

Expenses & Benefits

- Travel expenses from your own country to Budapest will be reimbursed by the Council of Europe, also the Visa fee will be reimbursed if needed. Only participants who will attend the three phases of the training are eligible to get the reimbursements.

- Accommodation and food will be provided and paid by the Council of Europe at the European Youth Centre Budapest. 

The European Youth Centre Budapest is accessible to people with disabilities and can take measures to accommodate for any access needs of participants in this respect. 

- There is a participation fee of 60 EUR/ participant, this amount of money will be deducted from the travel reimbursements or paid directly on arrival.


Application deadline: 15 April 2024, 23:59 CET

Online training: May- September 2024

Residential training: Arrival date 22 September, Departure date 1 October, 2024

Follow-up activities: October - December 2024

More Details

for more details about the training Course "LIVING COMPASS 2024" , check the opportunity website from HERE

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