Human rights in the educational system – networking, teacher trainings and empowerment of youth
The project aims at contributing to systematic positive change in how human rights education is provided in Estonia in both formal and non-formal education sectors through creating a network of Human Rights Friendly Schools, and providing NGOs from the same communities with relevant training and long-term usable materials.
The project wants to also contribute at enhancing human rights education work between relevant actors in Estonia, by way of initiating an annual human rights education organisations‘ meeting for show-casing various projects and initiatives in the field and establish further partnerships and joint projects.
The project’s expected results are:
- A network of 12 „Human Rights Friendly Schools“ will be created (where human rights are taught, learnt, respected, defended and promoted);
- The Council of Europe’s „Compass-manual for human rights education with young people“ will be translated into Estonian language and put to use in formal and non-formal education settings.
- Based on Compass, a syllabus for teaching human rights in schools will be created.
- NGOs working with youth will be trained in using the manual and becoming able to integrate human rights education activities in their programmes.
In the end of the project, a large-scale event will be organised where various initiatives in human rights education in Estonia will be presented (for example other projects funded through the same funding line).
Project’s duration: 1 April 2013- 30 June 2014
Project’s partners: the Estonian Ministry of Education and Science, Open Republic, Helsinki Comittee Norway
The project is supported by the NGO Fund of EEA Grants, which is operated by Open Estonia Foundation