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We are excited to share with you a handbook developed within the scope of the project ‘Reclaiming Civic Space - Promoting Youth Civil Space through Youth Work and Human Rights Education’.

The publication is for:

  • Human rights educators;

  • Human rights activists;

  • Youth workers;

  • Teachers;

  • Civil Society organisations;

  • Any individuals interested in combating shrinking youth civic space.

The publication intends to give the reader a comprehensive understanding of the shrinking civic space phenomenon and equip them with the necessary competencies to reclaim civic space through youth work and human rights education.

To do so, the handbook elaborates on the key theoretical concepts as well as the practical tools for action. The publication can serve as a resource or a guide while planning and implementing activities with and for young people to empower them, enhance their participation, and reclaim youth civic space.

Reclaiming Youth Civic Space - Publication
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About the project

The project was implemented by Human Rights Education Youth Network (HREYN) with the financial support of the Council of Europe’s European Youth Foundation.

Training activities were co-funded with the Exchange of Good Practices project “Promoting Youth Civil Space through Youth Work and Human Rights Education” coordinated by Amnesty International Italy with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. These projects aimed to increase the network’s capacity to address the shrinking space for youth civil society through empowerment, advocacy, and campaigning. In addition, enhancing the participation of young people in democratic and civic life, and to broaden and deepen political, civic, and social participation on various levels.

To find out more, check out the video shortly summarizing the results of the project.

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