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Human Rights Education Online Course

Deadline: 15 March 2013
Open to: education practitioners, social workers, youth activists, as well as policy and decision makers with Internet access
Venue: 25 March to 19 April 2013; online


North-South Centre of the Council of Europe – Global Education programme is announcing its global education on-line training course “Global Education: The Human Rights Dimension.” This course will take place from 25 March to 19 April 2013.

This global education online learning course is designed for education practitioners, social workers, youth activists, as well as policy and decision makers. Please be aware that the course announced on this website regards an online learning course and does not involve any travelling. However, in order to participate, you need to have regular access to the Internet.

The course has been designed to complement the Global Education Guidelines, a pedagogical tool for educators and policy makers to understand and implement Global Education, and share with a wider audience concepts and approaches promoted by the North-South Centre’s Global Education programme.

This course, under the title “Global Education – The Human Rights Dimension”, provides an introduction to human rights education as part of the Global Education context, and deals with its concepts, approaches, strategies and action, by considering its interconnections between the global and local.


The North South Centre will provide scholarships of 400 euro, corresponding to the course value. The scholarships will be granted to selected applications on the basis of quality of the application.


This course explores the ways of addressing the issues in theory and practice, reflecting on the ideal state considering the evidence from the reality, and developing new ways of understanding and promoting human rights education in the contexts of the participants.

The specific contents include:

  • Introduction to global education
  • Human rights in the context of global education
  • Human rights education
  • Mapping of existing human rights action at a local level
  • Dilemmas and challenges in human rights education
  • Development of strategies for action
  • Reflecting on cross-cutting issues
  • Activities design
  • Action planning

Specific aims of the course

  • To offer a platform to exchange ideas on human rights education
  • To reflect on the concepts related to global education, human rights and human rights education
  • To develop a better understanding of human rights education in practice
  • To explore the dilemmas and challenges in human rights education
  • To assist in developing activities
  • To connect local and international practitioners and other relevant actors in the field
  • To strengthen the network of global and human rights education practitioners

The course has been developed in partnership between the North South Centre (NSC) and The Network University. North-South Centre’s mandate is to provide a framework for North-South co-operation to increase public awareness of global interdependence issues and promote policies of solidarity in conformity with the aims and principles of the Council of Europe: respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

The Network University (TNU) facilitates innovative learning and capacity building for a global network of professionals, students, non-profit organizations, agencies and networks, specializing in creating e-tools for education and networking in the field of development.


The course in general is targeted at people working in or with human rights education, either as part of international organisations, national educational institutions or those working for national and local civil society organisations. The course also welcomes students with a special interest in the topic.

Course requirements:

Please note that all participants should:

  • be in command of the English language;
  • be able to spend a minimum of 10 hours per week (every week) on course work;
  • have basic ICT skills and a minimum of internet access.


The deadline for submitting the complete application is 15 March 2013. Please be aware that an application should consist of the online form HERE and the Word document HERE.

If you would like more information do not hesitate to contact one of the course tutors at For more information, review the official website HERE.

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