Call for participants Gender equality through human rights education and youth leadership

This the call for applications to participate in the study session “Gender equality through human rights education and youth leadership”. Study session is organised by IGLYO, Loesje Armeina, ISCA, CID and Egyesek in cooperation with the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe.

Event will take place in the European Youth Center in Budapest from 21st to 28th of July 2012.

Deadline for applications: 30th May 2012 (midnight CET).

Application form is available online.

If you have any questions regarding the form or the study session please contact prep team via email stsgenderequality@gmail.com

Study session will gather 30 young individuals from all across Europe willing to discuss, experience and participate in activities addressing gender equality using the approach of human rights and non-formal education.

The main aim of this study session is to raise awareness of youth leaders about gender inequality and stereotypes in an intercultural context and build their competences to empower groups to address gender based discrimination.

Objectives of the study session:

  • exploring and understanding gender as social construction and its effects on social expectations and influence on young people;
  • analysing the process of automatic categorization and stereotype forming;
  • empowering youth leaders and developing their competences to challenge the gender stereotypes and inequalities through youth work;
  • develop critical thinking in regards to gender issues in an intercultural context;
  • developing the understanding of human rights, intercultural learning and the use of human rights education to address gender based discrimination.

Profile of the participants

  • Youth Leaders interested in working with the topic of gender equality.
  • Between 18 and 30 years old.
  • Able to work in English.
  • Committed to participate actively in the full duration of the study session.
  • Committed to contribute to the follow-up activity (working on ideas for new tolls/methods and future projects).

Application, procedure and selection of participants

The application form can be found on the following link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGF0ek5aY3o3eWdBQjZqLUxrOGRVUnc6MQ

Deadline for applications: 30th May 2012 (midnight CET).

Travel expenses

Travel expenses and visa fees for the Study Session in Budapest are reimbursed according to the rules of the Council of Europe. Only the participants who attend the entire training course can be reimbursed. The payment will be made in cash during the study session or by bank transfer after the study session.

Accommodation

Board and lodging for the residential training seminar will be provided and paid for by the Council of Europe.

Enrolment fee

An enrolment fee of 50 Euros is payable by each participant. This amount will be deducted from the amount to be reimbursed for travel expenses or paid at the EYCB during the residential seminar.

Working languages

English will the working language of the Study Session.

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