Ilaria Esposito


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Council of Europe Training Course on Human Rights Education


National Training Course on Human Rights Education

Respect, Review, Release HRE. Report, React, Respond to hate speech, 1st – 7th August 2016, LondonEurope is built on the diversity of distinct cultural, religious and social traditions embodied in the cultures of its countries.
It is home to people of many different racial, ethnic, religious and national backgrounds, and its economy and cultures have been enriched by the contributions of migrants from around the globe.
In an increasingly globalised world, migratory movements will continue to shape European society. However, migration in Europe is often criminalised and has severe implications for human rights. Promoting mutual understanding and respect for diversity, along with countering all forms of intolerance and discrimination, must today, more than ever, be absolute priorities for the international community, in order to maintain peace and stability at both the global and regional scope.
The Council of Europe's No Hate Speech Movement (NHSM) campaign was set up to mobilize young people in awareness-raising and acting on the issues related to hate speech and human rights online.
The thematic focus of the campaign in 2016-2017 will be Antisemitism, Sexist hate speech, Refugees, Root causes of violent extremism, Counter-narratives, and Reporting and Education.

This training course aims to:

  • Promote human rights (HR) among young people and their role as citizens, to contrast discrimination based on background in the process. Explore ways young people can use both offline and online tools to exercise and defend democratic rights use them to engage and influence political decision related to Human Rights (HR) and Human Rights Education (HRE).
  • Empower young people of our local partner in the UK with tools and methodologies on HRE in order to start a common campaign in the UK and to support participants to implement concrete actions through their organizations, implementing new projects and positively influence local authorities on the importance of HRE.

Practical and financial conditions


The seminar will include two weeks of online preparation and action on the topic of the seminar starting from 18th July. The total amount of online hours requested from the participants will be around 10 hours to be distributed throughout this period and at the participant's convenience.

The seminar will start at 2pm on 1 August and end at 4pm on 7 August. The afternoon of 5th August will include a public debate on the topic of the training course at the Houses of Parliament where activists and national representatives of the No Hate Speech Movement (NHSM) campaign will be speaking and widening the discussion on several matters.

Venue and accommodation

The training course will take place at Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace London, W2 3EL. Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organisers at the hotel or at other venues as described in the programme.


The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know in advance if you have any accessibility or cultural needs we should be aware of.

Travel and subsistence expenses

Travel expenses to and from London within the UK will be reimbursed according to the rules of the Council of Europe. Once selected for the course you will be asked to confirm your presence and book your tickets in advance.

Working languages
The working languages will be English

Further information
For further information about the seminar, please contact Ilaria Esposito, the Course Coordinator:

Call for participants, application procedure and deadlines

We are now opening the call for participants for this seminar. All interested candidates must complete the application form attached that will be sent when contacting via email.

The application must be submitted by 26 June 2016, before midnight at the following e-mail address:

Note: Please note that this event is not hosted by PINKTROTTERS so unfortunately we are not liable for any issues that members may have. We will do our best to accomodate any problems that may arise.

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Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL, United Kingdom


From 2 pm 1st August to 4 pm 7th August 2016



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