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Human rights education among young people in local voluntary projects

Quested Peace CC participated in Human rights education among young people in local voluntary projects held in Vienna from 4-10 June 2017. Below is a brief about this training:

Overview of Training:

The training was conducted by GRENZENLOS, an Austrian NGO with an office based in Vienna which main aim is to promote peace and tolerance through international non-formal education programmes that combine cultural integration with engagement in non-profit initiatives worldwide. The training which was funded by the European Youth foundation, targeted youth who are voluntarily engaged in local projects such as working camps, refugees, environment protection, handicaps...etc. Below table shows the participants' organizations:





Farhat Hached Institute for Research and Democracy






Cantiere Giovani


Leaders of Life



Czech Republic

Continous Action


Lebanese Association for Inclusive Citizenship- Hayya Bina




The Yellow House






URI-MENA (Represented by Quested Peace CC)



GRENZENLOS (former ICYE Austria) is part of the international youth exchange network (the ICYE Federation)


The training aimed to:

·         Promote and learn about Human Rights among young people

·         Promote peace and fight against anti-hate speeches

·         Empower young Human Rights activists with skills, knowledge and necessary competences to implement good quality projects on HR & Peace

·         Raise awareness on human right violations in our societies

·         Promote human rights within local and international voluntary projects

·         Help young people develop their initiatives on Human Rights 

·         Give youth organizations methods on how to promote human rights within their existing projects

·         Have fruitful debates and learning about HR & Peace projects among young people from all over Europe


Grenzenlos brought together youth participants from different countries and cultures to learn, share and explore the big concept of human rights.

The participants were from Jordan; Palestine; Lebanon; Ukraine; England; Ecuador; Austria; Armenia; Chez Republic; Estonia; Germany; Slovakia; Tunisia; Turkey and Italy. 


Training Details:

The Training program started on Monday 4 Jun 2017 with Getting to know each other session, group building activities - Fears, hopes and Expectations of the participants towards the training.

In the afternoon sessions the team of the program presented the methodology, aims and Practical Arrangements. Then Ms. Barbara presented what is "non formal learning" - introduction of the different creative methods used during the training.

The first day ended with Intercultural evening where participants attended with their traditional clothes and food, it was very nice night where we had the chance to know and learn more about our cultures and strengthening our friendships.


 On Tuesday 7 Jun 2017, the session started with a non-formal method where the participants use Speed dating methodology to present their organization, afterwards a presentation on Human rights declaration was presented with an activity on exploring the Human Rights and its consequences in daily life. In the afternoon session a group discussion on why Human right activism is needed and it was implemented through Theater of the oppressed methodology.


On Wednesday 8 Jun 2017, all sessions were on human rights’ education and Human Rights in daily life, it started with stimulation exercise “Take a step forward”, then Examples of local Initiatives connected with Human Rights “RESTART” presented by Rafaella Daboval speaker.

In the afternoon there was a free time to explore Vienna and have dinner in town in addition.


On Thursday the session was on tool fair for possible creative methodologies of campaigns, the session includes developing tools and exploring new methodologies to support human rights. In the afternoon session we worked in small groups on how can we support Human Rights Education within our organization?


 On Friday the session was to present our work, summarize the training and evaluation, in addition to a farewell party for all participants.


Below you can find our incredible video that summarize it all J