Call for participants 

Work Plan 2022: Human rights and Youth – the Right thing to do!

International Seminar

Glasgow, Scotland | 07-11 September 2022

The Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) is organising a Capacity Building Training seminar on human rights for young volunteers for the Work Plan 2022: ‘Human rights and Youth – the Right thing to do!’, supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

About the Work Plan 2022
In recent years, the respect for human rights has been eroded in different parts of Europe and young people must unify their voices to remind the decision makers and citizens at large that human rights should never be neglected or instrumentally sacrificed for other causes, such as the fight against COVID-19.

With the Work Plan 2022 ‘Human rights and Youth- the Right thing to do!’, JEF Europe aims at raising awareness of human rights among the European youth and equipping them with the tools to counter human rights violations. The project consists of a consultation meeting (February), two capacity building seminars (in May and September), a series of local follow-up training sessions (May-August) and school interventions (September-November), and a closing conference (December).

About the International Seminar
The second training event of the Work Plan 2022 will take place physically in Glasgow between 7-11 September, gathering 20 people from all over Europe. This seminar will provide an opportunity to youth workers and young volunteers to participate in training to develop their skills and knowledge in non-formal education (NFE), with a focus on the promotion of human rights and awareness-raising of their violations (both offline and online), with a later intention to implement local follow-up activities with high school students.

The main objectives of the seminar are the following:

  • Build capacity among young people to raise awareness about human rights, and human rights protection tools and mechanisms.
  • Develop skills in using non-formal educational methods with high school students.
  • Create a pool of young people who can develop skills in connection with human rights to high school students.
  • Develop a plan of actions for activities/sessions for high school visits as follow-up educational activities of the training.

The sessions will be facilitated by 3 professional trainers with expertise in non-formal education.

Profile of the participant

  • Resident of a Member State of the Council of Europe.
  • Able to work and communicate fluently in English.
  • 18 – 30 years old.
  • Interested in the topic and in developing knowledge in human rights knowledge and promotion.
  • Experience with, or interest in, implementing Human Rights activities and solidarity actions.
  • Fully vaccinated, or recently recovered and being able to prove this.
  • Available to attend all training sessions between 7-11 September 2022

What we are offering

  • A full five-day international training seminar (with arrival on the 6th of September, and departure on the 12th of September)
  • Accommodation and food covered for the duration of the seminar in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Travel reimbursement up to 250 euros.
  • An opportunity to learn about human rights and what tools to use when organising trainings on human rights
  • A networking opportunity with young people working in different development and youth sectors;
  • Bring part of an engaging dynamic focusing on developing youth rights and inclusion in a specific sector.

Fee and finances

  • The participation fee is 50 euros covering all on-site expenses.  We understand budgets are tight for young people all around Europe at the moment, and we will gladly consider your application to JEF’s Solidarity Fund for fee-free participation. In order to apply for it, you should state it in your application and we will get back to you. Be aware that this opportunity is only available for a few participants and thus be very specific in your motivation as to why you are applying for the Solidarity Fund. It is especially meant for young people coming from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • The travel reimbursement will be made after the event once we have received all relevant tickets and receipts (by email and physically in our office).

How to apply?

Please fill in the application link by 24 July 2022 – 23:59 CET.


Contact Information

Mirjam De Jong

Young European Federalists

Rue d’Arlon 53, 1040 Brussels