20:12Training course "Unity In Diversity"
The course is designed to give participants the opportunity to experience and reflect upon activities and concepts central to human rights education based on experiential learning approaches. The working methods of the course will facilitate the exchange of information and will provide training for the development of new competences.
The projects and experiences of the participants will serve as a basis for reflection and discussion of good practice. The course is also designed as a mutual learning situation, where participants can compare their approaches to training and to human rights education across Europe in a dialogical intercultural approach and environment.
Why this Training Course?
Azerbaijan Volunteers? Public Union is committed to supporting the work of the Council of Europe, Directorate of Youth & Sports Programme. Azerbaijan Volunteers? Public Union will be organising a Training Course, in Baku during 23rd ? 30th April 2008 which will bring together 30 youth leaders and workers active at community and local level from 10 European countries.
- Human rights, duties and responsibilities of citizens
Objectives of the Training Course
- To help young participants learn about the ideas, concepts and strategies of human rights through engaging in meaningful dialogue, promoting critical analysis, encouraging self-reflection and fostering action.
Methodology of the Training Course
A diversity of working methods will be used for learning about human rights and the approaches proposed in COMPASS.
- Organizing human rights workshops and training courses for young people, Youth Workers from different country youth organizations.
Profile of Participants
The Training Course will bring together 30 participants from a variety of backgrounds: minority youth leaders and those working with minorities as well as NGO representatives, especially from Minorities of Europe and other minority organisations. The requirements for participation are:
- Working with minority youth and disadvantaged young people,
English is working language of the meeting.
Accommodation: Board and lodging will be provided by Azerbaijan Volunteers? Public Union for the whole duration of the meeting in Azerbaijan .
Insurance: Participants are asked to have their own insurance for the duration of the seminar for accident, civil liability or illness. The organizers do not cover insurance costs.
350 Euros for Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania
There is no reimbursement for the local participants coming from different regions of Azerbaijan. Visa costs of foreign participants will be fully reimbursed by the hosted organization based on the original invoices that you get in the border of Baku airport.
Due to a low budget for transport, we encourage participants that come from a range of 1000 km to use bus or train as means of transport.
Before purchasing your tickets, please consult with the organizers upon the travel costs.
The meeting can take place when participants make an effort to contribute financially to their travel costs. Therefore, we kindly ask you to use any alternative possibilities of funding that can cover travel costs. Sometimes your sending organizations or structures would effort to cover the travel costs or you may identify small local grants to contribute for the travel cost. We would appreciate very much your help.
Application Procedure and Selection of Participants
The preparatory team will select 30 participants on the basis of the profile outlined above and ensuring a balanced group (gender, geographical regions, different types of experiences, cultural backgrounds and organisations) . The participant selection process will be based on a detailed questionnaire and recommendation letters from sending organisations.
Please return the application form duly completed to the address below, if you require further information, please contact us at: