HUMAN RIGHTS FOR BEGINNERS 2
Following its previous successful attempt on the diffusion of the Council of Europe’s “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn – Democratic Schools for All” project, New Wrinkle conitnues its activity until June of 2022 with the educational programme “Human Rights for Beginners 2”.
This time with the support of the ‘Active citizens fund’ programme that is part of EEA Grants, our team leaves Athens to gladly engage with 80 educators from around the country. Starting with two-day workshop sessions in the cities of Trikala (November 2021) and Kalamata (December 2021) we aim to foster democratic culture within schools in two ways.
Firstly, by addressing critical issues that influence the life of students such as discrimination, violence and propaganda and, at the same time, by familiarizing educators with values, attitudes, skills, knowledge and critical understanding necessary for the promotion of active citizenship.
Secondly, by bringing into this process students themselves through the implementation of small group projects at the schools where educators serve. An additional and significant part of this year’s project is the translation in Greek and distribution to the participant educators and their schools of all three volumes of the “Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture” which represents the cutting edge of the Council of Europe educational material.