The European Conference on Youth work practice and potential of youth work for HRE mainstreaming will take place in Tallinn, Estonia on October 29th-30th, 2019.
Recently Human Rights and Human Rights Education (HRE) in the youth field have been gaining importance in European political agendas. When it comes to the values and principles of youth work practice, it however remains unclear to what extent today’s youth work practice consistently stems from a culture of human rights at its core, and to what extent youth workers see themselves as carriers of values of human rights.
The Human Rights Education conference aims to facilitate awareness of youth work practice and potential of youth sector for mainstreaming HRE. The conference is a final event of the Erasmus+ Key Action 3 project “Youth for Human Rights (YfHR)” (2016-2019) which aims to foster social inclusion through making use of the full potential of youth work and of HRE in the context of youth work and young people’s non-formal learning.
The conference brings together 100-150 stakeholders, including Erasmus+ National Agencies (NA’s) staff, local authorities, European institutions, NGO’s, human rights education experts, trainers, and many more stakeholders in order to share and build upon the results of ‘Youth for Human Rights’ project. The conference is open to all NA’s through Training and Cooperation Activities (TCA) means. It is a place for stakeholders gathering on the topic of youth policy recommendations, as well as space for sharing space for best practices on HRE. The event will consist of workshops and discussions.
As a result of the discussions at the conference we aim to shed light on the present and the future of HRE. The results of the conference will be conveyed as policy recommendations to responsible bodies of the Erasmus+ programme and further be taken on board in youth policy development.
Conference time plan:
28.10. Arrival of participants, evening reception, formal opening
29.10. Full working day
30.10. Half working day, departure of participants