The main idea of the Human Rights Education through Sport programme is to support youth and sport organisations as well as sport and youth workers in developing competences to act as a multiplier for human rights and human rights education through sports in their realities.
All activities within the Human Rights Education through Sport programme were funded by the Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation.
More than 100 young leaders working within and/or with the youth & sport sector from more than 30 countries were introduced to a theoretical context around Sports’ contribution to promote, ensure and advocate for Human Rights. With the inspiration of discussions, exchange and their own expertise, participants of the Human Rights Education workshop series, led by ENGSO Youth, created a manual that includes meaningful non-formal education physical activities and exercises with the common goal: to highlight and educate on the power of sport as a tool to promote Human Rights.
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The manual is the final outcome of the Human Rights Education through Sport programme, funded by the Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation. The main idea of the programme, which kicked off in Budapest (Hungary) in February, continued in Portimão (Portugal) in June, and concluded in Arnhem (Netherlands) in October, was to support youth and sport organisations as well as sport and youth workers in developing competences to act as multipliers for human rights and human rights education through sports.
The idea behind the 1,2 droit board game is to use the non-formal education and a fun, interactive and sporty way to raise awareness and improve the knowledge of young people on human rights while also supporting the participation in the health-enhancing physical activity and socialisation.
In this position paper “Sport as a Human Right?” we highlight the impact sport initiatives can have on the inclusion and lives of refugees.
The first international activity of the back to basics – human rights education (hre) through sport programme, called “Explore & develop” was held on 14-19 February 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. 30 young people from all over Europe gathered to explore the potential of sport as a tool for education on human rights. The main goal of the workshop was to support youth and sport organisations to improve their competences and act as a multiplier for human rights and human rights education through sports.
We spent 6 days in Portugal to organise and facilitate the International Youth Camp which was part of our “BACK TO THE BASICS – HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION THROUGH SPORT” programme. Fifty young leaders from all over Europe joined our second activity of the programme, entitled “Testing and Feedback”. The aim of the camp was to test and put the tools and methods we have developed at our first activity in Budapest, Hungary, into practice. The participants had a chance to evaluate and improve the existing methods to be more applicable and effective for human rights education of young people, using sport as a learning tool.
Arnhem, Papendal hosted the 3rd international activity “Concluding and Strategizing Seminar” of our Human Rights Education through Sport programme. The seminar took place on 12-17 October 2022, in the homebase of the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) – the training centre Papendal in Arnhem, The Netherlands. 35 participants joined the seminar to present the manual on human rights education through sport to the key sport stakeholders and develop a strategy for its dissemination and extension. The event served as a closing act of the programme and provided a space to evaluate the lessons learnt during this year’s activities and summarise the impressions, results and the next steps.
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