The second training course of the “World Without Hate – Youth for Human Rights” project was held from 18th to 26th September 2018 in Štip, Macedonia.

We were working together with youth leaders, youth workers, educators, activists, volunteers and young people interested in human rights and anti-hate speech activities and also planning to run future local campaigns based on these issues.

Objectives of the project:

  • increasing the competences of the participants in the field of anti-hate speech activism and Human Rights Education
  • training participants in using the ‘Compass’ Manual for HRE for anti-hate speech activities
  • mainstreaming anti-hate speech and HRE methods in youth work and developing future HRE-related projects in partner countries
  • linking European anti-hate speech activities with local campaigning on human rights
  • increasing the international dimension of youth work, notably with reference to human rights education- assuring a long term, sustainable increase in quality of partner organisations’ work with combating hate speech and human rights issues.

Methods we used:

  • communication-based methods (interaction, dialogue, open discussions);
  • activity based methods (sharing experience, practice and experimentation);
  • socially focused methods (partnerships, teamwork, networking);
  • self-directing methods (creativity, discovery, responsibility, action).

Some of the topics we tackled were: History of Human Rights, Council of Europe’s system: ECHR and HRE, European human rights protection, No Hate Speech Movement, etc.

During this training course the participants had the chance to visit the local ombudsman’s office in Štip, and to learn more about its work. They got to know more about the Compass and to experience exercises from it. They had also the opportunity to plan their local educational activities based on Compass HRE Manual and to present the plan to the others.

The project is financed from Erasmus + programme, under KA2, Capacity Building in field of youth.

The project is implemented in partnership with organizations from Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey, Ghana and India.