At the introductory two-day session of ‘Human Rights for Beginners’, the participants will receive the support of a group "mentor," who will help them formulate the educational material implementation proposal. “Mentors” are mainly representatives of civil society organizations with extensive experience in education, cooperating with New Wrinkle for the programme execution.
As an independent international organization active since 1972, ActionAid Hellas has been helping people to fight poverty and injustice in over 45 countries worldwide. Today, through the organization's programmes more than 15 million people learn how to rely on their own abilities and pursue a life of dignity, claiming a better and fairer world for everyone.
Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is a non-profit organization consisting of people from different origins who work together to promote equal participation in a diverse society, through the empowerment of communities. They combine action and research, aiming to promote human rights, equality and diversity, and to fight racism, xenophobia and discrimination in general.
"Agoni Grammi Gonimi" is the largest organization active in the most remote areas of Greece since 2007. The organization has implemeted more than 1200 educational workshops. The vision shared by the organization's programmes is to ensure equal access to education, culture, and healthcare.
The organization aims at contributing to the development of well informed and conscious youths, when it comes to their academic choices and future professional career. With the aid of technology and group live sessions and/or video-responses, students living on islands, in remote villages of the Greek territory, in the suburbs of big cities, have the possibility to expand their horizons as well as their scope of important life choices. They receive answers to their questions from exemplary people (mentors) from all over the world, ranging from mushroom growers to farmers of a neighbouring village or from NASA engineers to CERN scientists, people that these students would not have the chance to meet otherwise.
A voluntary non profit collective created in 2009, aiming at the eradication of discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and gender characteristics in the Greek educational context. This aim is achieved through the following targets: eliminating prejudice; raising awareness among educators and gaining support by trade unions; improving education (inclusion and citizenship, i.e respect for rights, enhancement of critical thinking abilities, etc.); institutional consolidation of inclusion in the Greek formal education system; a more satisfactory level of functioning and clearer separation of powers (Judiciary, Executive, Legislature, media), transparency and accountability; education of the educational community, media, public and private entities.
Genderhood is a non-profit organization with expertise on non-formal education programmes, regarding gender equality, power roles, human rights and prevention of gender-based violence. The educational content follows a non-formal approach based on visual arts, drama, and games. Genderhood is addressed to students, parents, teachers and all adults who are wishing for a world of equality and social change.
The Hellenic Association for the Promotion of Rhetoric in Education is an officially recognized, non-profit, scientific association. In the past 12 years, it has voluntarily organized trainings, one and two-day seminar sessions, national and international summer camps in Greece related to the art of rhetoric and democratic education, lasting over 1,600 hours for more than 2,500 teachers, adults, pupils, and high-school and university students. With the aid of theoretical and practical material, its members contribute to the founding and operation of clubs (of rhetoric, debate, creative thinking and writing, book clubs, research, innovative cultural programmes, and other similar subject areas), as well as to the cultivation of oral speech and communication skills in all school subjects. The Association aims at promoting the principle of "καλώς λέγειν" (speaking well), which is a type of speech combining eloquence, aesthetics, and efficiency, while fostering critical and creative thinking. Through research and non-formal programme designing, the Association aspires to contribute to the creation of active, thinking citizens believing in the value of democratic dialogue.
A non-profit organization that has been researching, promoting, and defending children's rights in education, family, and society since 2004. It organizes educational programmes, socio-cultural actions, specifically for the most vulnerable children groups, and to this end, it teams up with national and international organizations. It is anchored in the International Convention on the Rights of the Child of the United Nations, social solidarity, cultural diversity, and the volunteering of its friends and members.
EUDEC Greece is a regional chapter of EUDEC (European Democratic Education Community), a non-profit organization that works across Europe. EUDEC Greece is active throughout Greece to promote Democratic Education, which is based on two fundamental principles: 1. the equality, co-responsibility and cooperation of teachers and pupils as to how the school works; 2. the right of students to freely choose the content, the way and the pace of their learning.
Democratic Education ("Dimokratiki Paideia") is a team that has been informally operating since 2013, working on ideas and proposals aimed at forming a democratic conscience at school and enhancing critical independent thinking among students. It comprises of restless spirited social and political scientists and educators sharing a common interest in defending democracy against its enemies.
Yiannis Katsanos is a classics educator, and headmaster of the 5th Chalkida high-school, holding a postgraduate degree in Comparative Literature from the Aix-Marseille University. Since 1989, he has been working in public education in Greece, France, and Belgium, where in the framework of his duties, he has been active in promoting the construction of a school environment that is inclusive, multicultural, democratic, and open to society.
Irene Koumparouli studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, and acting at “Αρχή” drama school of Nelli Karra. Since 2005 she works as an actress-animator, organizing theatre workshops for children and adolescents. She has collaborated with the National Theatre of Greece, the “grasshopper youth” group of Sofia Vgenopoulou, the Pan- Hellenic Network for Theatre in Education, and with Giorgos Moschos in the animation of theatre workshops. She is a founding member of the “Initiative for article 12’ ( ΠΡΩΤΑ.12).