Call for participants 

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

International Seminar

Budapest, Hungary | 18-22 May 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 August/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 first training event of the Work Plan 2022 will take place physically in Budapest between 18-22 May, gathering 20 people from all over Europe. The 5-day training on human rights and youth education aims to develop the skills of the participants to implement solidarity actions, as well as how to transfer these newly-acquired skills and this knowledge to their peers through 10 local follow-up training sessions. In addition, the facilitators will share the toolkit and guidelines which were created during the consultation meeting with the participants, and these will be discussed during the training in Budapest.

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.
  • Prepare a group of young experienced people to develop and implement solidarity actions and human rights campaigns.
  • Create a pool of young people who can develop skills in connection with human rights to their peers.
  • Disseminate the guidelines and toolkit created during the online consultation meeting (25-27 February 2022).

The sessions will be facilitated by 2 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. 

What we are offering

  • A full five-day international training seminar (with arrival on the 17th of May, and departure on the 23th of May) 
  • Accommodation and food covered for the duration of the seminar in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Travel reimbursement for up to 200 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.
  • The travel reimbursement will be made after the event and when we have received all relevant tickets and receipts.

How to apply?

Please fill in the application form by 17 April 2022 – 23:59 CET.

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