Digital literacy on Human Rights Education

3 representatives of CEUD took part along with other 30 youth workers, volunteers and activists from Italy, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Romania and The Netherlands. 3 representatives, in the training course aiming to increase the level of civic participation in Human Right protection, by providing human right education to marginalised and isolated activists through ICT. The training course took place from 26 November – 3 December, 2015 in Chieti, Italy.

Our team was very active in all the activities and we especially like the workshops dedicated to developing social media skills and debates on HR. Among other experience, we presented the campaign “I sign” for implementation of the Convention against violence towards women that is actual in Serbian society and run by Autonomous Women’s Center.

One of the results of the project is also facebook page Humans for Humans- Identies, where we publish relavant articles about HR all around Europe and world. CEUD is one of page administrators.

The training course addressed the need for education tools of youth workers and activists working in isolated areas or within marginalised groups. Thus we contributed to the civic participation and activism, by enabling activists who are in isolated areas or marginalised communities, with skills and tools to be active in online platforms, exchanging information and raising awareness to a wider public.

  • The TC addressed the following priorities for the youth workers and activists:
  • Develop skills in effectively asserting if information streamed in daily use of ICT application.
  • Fostering the use of ICT among youth workers, by developing their digital literacy in internet use.
  • Getting to know better HRE situation in ones countries and Europe in general
  • Increase the feeling of European citizenship.
  • Improving skills in searching and selecting information and encourage and teamwork.
  • Strengthening the intercultural awareness and dimension of the participants.
  • Enhancing skills on sharing knowledge and information among peers and colleagues.
  • Meeting local activist/NGO and exploring stories of HRE in practice.
  • Cultivating the sense responsibility of taking action in promoting positive examples and fighting negative phenomena that threat Human Rights and European Values.

By ensuring the participation of all young Europeans, despite the physical difficulties, we have provided for a more democratic Europe and we have fostered the sense of belonging within the European Union. The youth mobility is an issue that affects the level of participation. Internet use in exchanging information, has contributed toward an information society.

Selecting the genuine information, by confirming it through several trusted sources, expressing the reality as it is, in order to emphasize the European values, is the driving philosophy of this training course. We will use non-formal education, combined with real examples and case studies. In this frame we will provide basic skills on Human Right Education and digital tools and links that will be shared among participants. Skills and experience shall be exchanged through team work and local visits.