NHRI.EU workshop delivers training for NHRIs on human rights education in the formal sector

HRE workshop in Sarajevo

On 12-14 June, the NHRI.EU Project brought together in Sarajevo 13 participants from across the ENNHRI membership, for a three-day training on human rights education in the formal sector.

“The workshop created a great platform for discussion on national experiences and to find solutions we can bring back home” said Sergey Ghazinyan, Advisor to the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia, who was one of the participants.

From strategy to practice, with the right tools
The workshop showed that NHRIs have important knowledge and experience on human rights education in the formal sector, in addition to their human rights awareness and educational functions. While NHRIs are often willing to implement their human rights education responsibilities strategically across their different mandates, the implementation remains an important challenge. Accordingly, the workshop focused on training methods, in particular on how NHRIs can design and implement baseline studies on human rights education in the formal sector, and how they engage with stakeholders.

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The workshop was run by experienced trainers from the Danish Institute for Human Rights, and aimed to help NHRIs achieve the shift “from wanting to work strategically on human rights in the formal sector to getting the tools to actually doing this”.

15.000 euro for a project on human rights education in the formal sector
In order to facilitate the implementation of knowledge gained, the NHRI.EU Project will award one grant of up to 15.000 euro for a project on human rights education in the formal sector to an NHRI whose staff participated in the workshop.

The capacity-building course on human rights education in the formal sector is the first in a series of four; blended learning courses on economic, social & cultural rights organised in the framework of the NHRI.eu project; business & human rights; and human rights monitoring & reporting will follow in the course of this year. More information on the project is available here.