Call for experts: WP22 Human rights online consultation (25-27/02/2022)

The Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) is organising a Consultation meeting with experts 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 (March/April and August/September), a series of local follow-up trainings (April-August) and school interventions (September-November), and a closing conference (December).

You can learn more about the project here.

About the Consultation meeting

The first event of the Work Plan 2022 will take place online between 25-27 February, gathering 20 people from all over Europe. The 2.5-day consultation on civic education aims to specify young people’s needs in human rights education and create the essential civic education material for the upcoming project sessions.

The specific objectives are to:

  • Draft a concept note for 2 non-formal education capacity-building seminars.
  • Draft a You(th)’Rights toolkit to promote and defend (youth) human rights.

The sessions will be facilitated by 2 professional trainers with expertise in non-formal education.

Tasks and responsibilities of the experts

  • To discuss and give input on concepts notes for the capacity-building seminars and to support the creation of the You(th)’Rights toolkit
  • Participate during the whole 2.5 days of the event online

This is a pro publico bono position. Attendance certificates will be issued to all participants to recognise their contribution to the activity.

Profile of the experts

  • Resident of a Member State of the Council of Europe
  • Able to work and communicate fluently in English
  • Expertise in at least one of the areas below: 
    • Human rights protection
    • Non-formal education and civic education
    • Gender awareness
    • Inclusion of underrepresented groups
    • Youth work

Why should you apply?

  • An opportunity to better understand the importance of human rights education and promotion.
  • A networking opportunity with other people working on similar initiatives.
  • A chance to contribute to a year-long project with a positive social impact.

Draft programme

All times in CET.

Friday, 25 February 

17:00-18:00 Getting to know each other, presentation of the project team and the Code of Conduct, expectations and aims for the meeting
18:15-19:15 Presentation of JEF Europe, the Work Plan, and the Democracy under Pressure campaign
19:30-20:30 Session on inclusion and diversity

Saturday, 26 February

9:00-10:00 Presentation of and discussion on the Work Plan capacity building activities
10:15-11:15 Development of capacity building sessions
11:30-12:30 Session on mental and physical health during project sessions
12:45-13:45 Session on human rights protection and solidarity action
13:45-14:00 Reflection on the outcomes of day 1

Sunday, 27 February

9:00-10:00 Developing a toolkit and guidelines for solidarity actions
10:15-11:45 Developing a toolkit and guidelines for solidarity actions
12:00-13:45 Developing a treasure hunt game (with a short break)
13:45-14:00 Reflection on the outcomes of the event

How to apply?

Please fill in the application form by 6 February 2022 – 23:59 CET.

If you have any questions, please contact

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