"Human Rights for Beginners" comprises two phases. As its inaugural event the programme will be hosting a two-day educational workshop session taking place in Athens on 25th and 26th of January 2020. The workshops of the first day (25 January) will be carried out at the University of Athens’ Marasleio Didaskaleio. The workshops of the second day (26 January) will take place at the Moraitis School.
More specifically, the first day includes presentations held by experts of the Council of Europe and workshops led by experienced facilitators in the field of education. The participating educators will attend six thematic workshops aimed at introducing and training them on issues crucial for the school community, as identified by the Council of Europe.
These 120 educators will be divided into 12 groups and will be participating in all workshops that are based on the six themes of the Council of Europe’s "Free to Speak, Safe to Learn – Democratic Schools for All” project.
The six campaign themes are:
On the second day, participants will form working groups, and each will formulate a proposal for integrating the workshop material into the context of formal or non-formal education. Proposals should be inspired by the workshops and have their content constructively formulated on the basis of current considerations regarding the Greek educational framework.
A "mentor" will be guiding each group to come up with their proposal. This role will be fulfilled by a representative of our partner organizations. The ‘mentor’ will develop some creative ideas to help educators formulate their proposals.
At the end of the two-day session, an event will take place where all proposals will be presented to a designated evaluation committee and to a specific audience, qualifying for the title of the best innovative idea.
The second phase of the programme will take place in February-March 2020. It will include in-classroom educational workshops based on the six thematic areas of the first phase. The workshops will be held in different schools throughout the country by our ‘civil society’ partners as well as the winning team of the first phase, giving educators the opportunity to put their idea into practice together with students within the school setting. In this regard, the purpose of the programme during the execution of the first phase, that is the networking among educators and civil society representatives, is of outmost importance for the successful continuation of the programme and the actors’ active involvement during the second phase.