Training Course for Minority Youth Leaders Around The Baltic Sea Region “Minorities. Human Rights. Youth Work.”

24 – 30 August 2002, Jurmala, Latvia

About twenty young people, representatives of minority youth organizations from Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany and Ukraine taken part in six-days training devoted to minority issues, human rights and work with minority young people.

Aims of the training course:

  • To train the participants in methods of human rights education;
  • To empower minority leaders to effectively deal with conflict situation from an intercultural dimension, especially in minority-majority relations;
  • To exchange experience and realities of individual minority groups concerning minority rights observance, cases of racism and intolerance;
  • To raise the profile of minority youth work at local and regional levels;
  • To facilitate process of development of local organizations and communities.

Minority youth leaders, representatives of non-governmental organization from Latvia, Germany, Estonia and Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia were trained in methods of youth work and Human Rights education. They get useful information and knowledge about Human Rights, intercultural learning, voluntary work, combating racism. Participants have improved their professional and leader skills knew new methods of work with young people. They were empowered to actively work in their organizations. Participants made new contacts, exchanged experience and ideas, worked out future common projects.

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