Call for facilitators: “United youth against violent extremism in Europe”



Deadline 24th January 2017


HREYN – Human Rights Education Youth Network, UNITED for Intercultural Action and EYP – European Youth Press are looking for 2 trainers/facilitators who will join the preparatory team of the 2 study sessions for the project “United youth against violent extremism in Europe” which will be held at the EYCB- European Youth Centre Budapest on 24th-28th April 2017 and on 11th-15th September 2017.


Please read the description of the activity and the required competences described below.


If you are interested in joining the preparatory team, fill in the attached form and send it to by 24th January 2017.



HREYN – Human Rights Education Youth Network is an independent non-governmental human rights education organization composed by youth associations as well as trainers, activists, youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, researchers, volunteers, professionals and other people committed to promoting human rights education and the protection of human rights.


UNITED for Intercultural Action is the European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants, refugees and minorities. Together with over 560 supporter organizations all around Europe, ranging from local grassroots associations to national and international NGOs, UNITED coordinates campaigns, organizes conferences, takes part in projects, produces publications and undertakes advocacy work to protest against discrimination and promote our shared vision for a diverse and inclusive society.


EYP – European Youth Press is a network of youth media organizations in Europe. It works to build a society where empowered young media makers are actively participating and contributing to the public sphere by creating fair, independent and responsible media, fostering the development of democracy, international development and a sustainable future.


This project builds upon the experience gained by these organizations and its members in different European contexts throughout the No Hate Speech Movement Campaign promoted by the Council of Europe and on the proposals collected by HREYN during the Study Session “Building Peace in Europe – The Role of Civil Society and Young People” held in Budapest in March 2016.

The extension of the No Hate Speech Movement gives us the opportunity to continue and further improve our activism for the protection of human rights in and through the online space, considering the new challenges that activists and educators are facing today compared to the Campaign kick-off in 2013. Such challenges include the recent conflicts at European borders, the ongoing refugees’ crisis, the escalation of global terrorism and the recent terror attacks in Europe, with the consequential raise of hate crimes and hate speech often targeting young people belonging to minorities as well as educators and activists working with minorities.



Aims and objectives

The aim of this project is to provide to youth trainers’, youth activists’ and young people at risk of social exclusion skills to act against violent extremism and hate speech, fostering young people’s active participation, promote social cohesion and increase a sense of European citizenship.


  • To develop strategies and activities involving young people in combating hate and violence in response to the ongoing political and social events in Council of Europe member states;
  • To encourage cooperation among youth networks and groups who may be targets of hate speech;
  • To multiply the local impact of the No Hate Speech Movement by actively involving local communities in countering hate speech;
  • To increase competences of youth trainers, activists and young people at risk of social exclusion in the field of Human Rights Education and activism;
  • To enhance youth participation and facilitate access to international youth activism for young people at risk of social exclusion;
  • To mainstream anti-hate speech and HRE methods and tools developed during the No Hate Speech Movement, with specific focus on Bookmarks and the updated version of Compass;
  • To create and develop projects that will be implemented by young people and the partner youth organizations.


Phases and methodology

1st Study Session: April 24-28 2017. The first Study Session will be open to youth trainers/activists already engaged and experienced in countering hate speech within the No Hate Speech Movement and through the partner organizations.


Intermediate phase: April-September 2017. Participants will implement a joint action day/campaign defined during the first Study Session.


2nd Study Session: September 11-15 2017. The second Study Session will be open to youth trainers/activists and young people engaged during the intermediate phase, with priority to young people belonging to vulnerable groups and/or at risk of social exclusion.



What is required from the trainer/facilitator?


All applicants should:

  • be trainers/facilitators who have been involved at least once in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of an international educational activity;
  • have a good understanding of human rights, human rights education and non-formal education approaches and methodology;
  • have experience in countering hate speech and within the No Hate Speech Movement;
  • be motivated in contributing to the development and implementation of the project;
  • have a very good command of English;
  • be available for the two Study Sessions dates (24-28 April 2017 and 11-15 September 2017) and for online support during the intermediate phase (type of activities to be defined with the team and participants);
  • be available for the preparatory meetings (first preparatory meeting is scheduled on 25-26 February 2017 in Hungary, at the Council of Europe EYCB- European Youth Centre of Budapest).


Priority will be given to applicants who are members of HREYN, UNITED and EYP.  Notwithstanding, this call is open to every trainer that fits the profile.




All travel, board and lodging costs are covered 100% by the Council of Europe.


According to the rules of the Council of Europe, the trainers/facilitators involved in the preparatory teams for the study sessions are not paid; the work in the project is voluntary.



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