Increasing Democratic Competency and Human Rights Awareness among Young People

Project facts

Project promoter:
Partners Bulgaria Foundation(BG)
Project Number:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
Donor Project Partners:
Human Rights Academy

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The analysis of the existing educational practices regarding human rights shows how fragmented and isolated they are and they are taught at school without the necessary engagement. The project aims at contributing to education in democracy and human rights among young people.  The activities include surveying the opinion of young people about human rights, development of an online platform with educational materials and other resources, holding human rights training sessions to boost the capacity of teachers, municipal officials, youth facilitators and student councils from 4 pilot municipalities in the country. With the support of the Norwegian Human Rights Network of National Museums, local museums will be taught human rights education tools. Youth initiatives will be implemented on community issues such as domestic violence, teenage marriages, discrimination, quality of the environment. The main project outcomes will be: a) Report about the opinion of young people about human rights issues; b) an inter-sectoral approach applied in human rights education in 4 communities in the country; c) a developed online platform with resources for human rights education; d) a Guide on human rights education for museums and other key institutions in the community; e) 4 initiatives in support of human rights organized by student councils; f) 3 three-day training sessions for school and university students for a total of 75 participants; g) 2 three-day training sessions for teachers, youth facilitators, museum and municipal employees for 50 participants in total. The target groups are teachers, educators and youth facilitators as well as public institutions such as municipalities and local and regional museums. Direct users of the project are school students and members of student councils in Varshets, Montana, Blagoevgrad and Gotse Delchev.

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