Youth exchange “MEHFA” – 8-15 September -Tsakhkadzor, Armenia

Title: YE MAKE EUROPE HATE FREE AGAIN

 Dates: 08-15 September 2019

Place: Tsakhkadzor, Armenia

 OBJECTIVES:  

-To equip involved organisations with knowledge in human rights and democratic citizenship;

-To develop critical human rights consciousness in youth workers and educators directly and their peers indirectly;

-To give training competencies to the youth workers and educators to have thorough knowledge and understanding of the discipline’s objectives and principles and appropriate teaching and learning methods.

-To develop new bottom-up approaches in human rights education and education for democratic citizenship;

-To bring an online-dimension to human rights education by creating a tool to educate, validate, recognize and reflect on the learning – to create a badge of Human Rights Ambassador (to give a better understanding visit the following link, it’s an example that we have developed last year with our partners, but only piloted: https://www.badgecraft.eu/en/projects/1237/badges);

-To identify effective methods to increase youth participation and enchant youth workers and young people with human rights;

-To strengthen respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in youth and empower them to become active democratic citizens who stand up for human rights (HRE for Transformative Action (Monisha Bajaj – Human Rights Education: Ideology, Location, and Approaches);

-To further the activities of partner organizations aimed at the creation of a culture of peace, based upon universal values of Human Rights

-To proliferate the practices of using arts, digital technologies and online badging system in human rights education and have a long-lasting impact.

Participant profile: 

!Only for Bulgarian participants

The participants of the Youth Exchange should be young people 18-30 years old coming from the organizations, interested in Human Rights education, activism, art and creativity. In this stage, the target group are young people, with a need to develop their understanding to the human rights and discuss different topics connected to them. At the same time, the youth exchange will create an opportunity to “playtest” the system for recognition – the badges and activities connected to them with young people and pupils, receive feedback and adjust the tool to the young people’s needs. The impact on the young people will be gaining knowledge on the topics of human rights and learning from the situation of the other partner country

Partner countries: 

Bulgaria, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Finland

Accommodation and travel costs: 

The youth exchange will be held in town of Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. Tsaghkadzor (Armenian: Ծաղկաձոր, also Romanized as Tsakhkadzor), is a spa town and urban municipal community, as well as one of the most popular health resorts in Armenia, located north of the capital Yerevan in the Kotayk Province. Tsaghkadzor is located 50 kilometers north of the capital Yerevan and 3 kilometers east of the provincial centre Hrazdan. Surrounded with alpine meadows, the town is situated on the southeastern slope of Mount Teghenis, at a height of 1841 meters above sea level Tsaghkadzor is surrounded by the Tsaghkunyats mountain range. The group will be accommodated in the rooms of 2 and 3 people. Transfers to and from the town to airports will be done by organization or the bus tickets will be purchased by Nairi Hotel Tsaghkadzor coordinators.

Contribution fee: 

Each  participant will have to contribute to the project with 20€ as a contribution fee which needs to be paid before departure.

If you are interested in and would like to take part in  please fill the from here :  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduhBmS5FXONO3QkCiLOLJMbSpc5SOT-8EbaLIc_vAZW1ulOg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Deadline: 17 July 2019

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