Deadline: May 19, 2019
Council of Europe invites applications for the Training workshop “ALTERNATIVES” taking place in Hammamet, Tunisia from 9-16 June 2019. ALTERNATIVES: Countering hate speech and injustice through dialogue and human rights education is a training workshop organised by the Council of Europe Youth Department in the framework of the
7th Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citzenship (MedUni).
The workshop will explore the current issues in relation to hate speech and human rights and develop the competences of youth and human rights activists to combat hate speech, with special regard to support Mediterranean youth work and Euro-Arab youth cooperation.
The Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship is an activity facilitated and coordinated by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with l’Observatoire National de la Jeunesse (ONJ, Tunisia) and other youth serving organisations from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean, within the Network on Youth and Global Citizenship. The Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship is a framework event where different youth-led and youth-oriented organisations have the possibility to run their own activities within a multilateral cooperation context, which encourages networking, peer education, design of common advocacy strategies and sharing of knowledge and opportunities.
The MedUni 2019 will take place from the 9th (arrivals) to the 16th (departures) June 2019.
Specific objectives of the training include:
- To support peer learning and develop the capacity of activists and youth leaders active in the No Hate Speech youth campaigns in Morocco and Tunisia through human rights education based on the manuals We Can! and Bookmarks and in the context of the UNSCR 2250 the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: “peace, justice and strong institutions”
- To facilitate the meeting and consultation of participants with a group of experts in related topics and the possible prospect of the creation of a regional “Think Tank” on hate speech and human rights in the region.
The working language of the training workshop will be French (predominantly). English may be used occasionally, while Arabic will be used in specific break-out sessions. The official working language of the MedUni’s Joint Programme is English, therefore simultaneous interpretation will be provided for plenary sessions.
- Travel costs of participants will be reimbursed after the activity by bank transfer by the youth Department of the Council of Europe upon the presentation of required invoices, travel documents and tickets.
- A free transfer service from/to Hammamet Airport will also be provided by the Tunisian co-organisers.
- Visa costs will be reimbursed by the Council of Europe upon presentation of the necessary evidence and documents. The Council of Europe will also issue invitation letters for visa purposes when needed.
- The 7th edition of the MedUni will take place in Hammamet (Tunisia), at the Centre de vacances et deloisirs pour enfants a sea-front youth centre of the Ministry of Youth and Sport. The participants will be accommodated free of charge at Centre in double/triple rooms with shared bathrooms and Observatoire National de la Jeunesse (ONJ) will also provide full board at the Centre during the activity.
The training workshop will bring together 20 youth leaders and activists involved in activities organised by the Youth Department around the topic of Youth-Peace- Dialogue, more specifically in the No Hate Speech Movement campaigns in Tunisia, Morocco and other countries with an ongoing campaign.
- come from Tunisia, Morocco or a member state of the Council of Europe or state signatory of the European Cultural Convention
- be between 18 to 30 years of age
- be able to work in French, a knowledge of English is an asset
- be involved in a youth work project related to the No Hate Speech Campaign
- be able to share their experiences and ideas and be motivated to take full part in the MedUni, the training and the Quadrilogue seminar
The Council of Europe welcomes applications of irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, color, religion, belief or sexual orientation.
All applications must be completed online by 19 May 2019.
For more information, visit Council of Europe.