Call for participants

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

Brussels, Belgium | 9 December 2022

The Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) is organising a Human Rights weekend in 5 locations across Europe 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 consisted 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 Human Rights Weekend

We will organise events in different hubs around Europe together with our national sections. The event in Brussels will include a day event on Friday December 9th, as well as a panel debate in the evening. Other events outside of Europe will happen on Saturday, with an online discussion on Sunday to wrap it up. 

Friday December 9th

a) Day event

Join us for a day of learning and sharing about Human Rights and youth. We will gather in Brussels for 2 common sessions and will visit the Eurochild office to learn more about their work. The start will be at 10am in the Mundo-j building (Nijverheidsstraat 10, 1000 Brussels) and we will finish the day at 6pm in the JEF Office. After this, there is the possibility to join our panel debate on Human Rights. 

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.
  • Available to attend the day event 9th of December 2022

How to apply?

Please fill in the application link by 6 December 2022 – 23:59 CET.


b) Panel Debate

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Location: JEF Europe office (Rue d’Arlon 53, 1040 Brussels)

Speakers: tbc


In 5 countries around Europe, full day human rights events will be organised. 

  1. Albania: “Young people’s Human Rights in Albania”
  2. Belgium: “Planning JEF Europe’s Human Rights events and strategy for 2023”
  3. Greece: a full-day event focused on migration and more specifically the integration of migrants into Greek society
  4. Latvia: a full day event on the topic of “Refugee rights: migration”
  5. Spain: 2 full day events in different parts of the country. In Valencia, the topic of the event is “Human rights violations: inside and outside our borders”. In our HUB event in Madrid the day event will discuss “The EU and its political agenda, to which extent is human rights and democracy under danger?”


Online discussion about personal experiences. 


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