Human Rights Education for Active Citizenship in the Western Balkans
Human Rights education program in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia, lead and organised by 7 organisations from the mentioned countries. Office of Regional Coordinator was founded in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in August 2005, by the Norwegian Helsinki Commettee for Human Rights. One of the main activities of the program is organizing Human Rights Schools for young people since 2001.
Contact:+387 33 200 086
+387 33 200 096
Street address:Dolina 1
Postal address:Human Rights House,
71 000 Sarajevo,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
These schools are organized in co-operation with the local Helsinki Committees in Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo. The goal of this project is to develop the process of education relating to human rights, inter-ethnic understanding, non-violent conflict resolution and re-building of confidence within local organizations, and to develop educational personnel and educational material.
Due to great interest of school enrolees, local Helsinki Committees set up Youth Groups. In this way, the willing enrolees are given a chance to engage in activities and to take on a pro-active role in changing their societies. Each group is working on it´s own project. The dynamics of the project are initiated by the unsatisfactory state of the regional societies, topics dealt with at the schools and recognition of their importance, and finally the possibility to impact the reality by direct engagement through Youth Groups.
The main tasks of Regional Co-ordinator for Youth Groups of West Balkan are to work on realization of regional projects, to co-ordinate the work and cooperation between Youth Groups and gathering their projects and reports.
- Build Bridges not Walls – the role of universities in peacebuilding
- CURE Foundation
- Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Human Rights Education for Active Citizenship in the Western Balkans
- Renaissance - Association of Female Citizens
- Sarajevo Open Centre
- Serbian Civic Council - Movement for Equality
- Woman and Society Center