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Grounding youth work in human rights education

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Wednesday, 9 December 2020  •  02:15 PM  •  Workshop room 15

Youth work continuously faces (new) challenges, in particular with regard to democratic values, social inequalities and intercultural dialogue. As a matter of principle it seems that basing youth work on human rights and underlying values can be an option to master these challenges. However, it needs to be discussed how to equip youth work (and youth workers) with the essential competences, skills and attitutes. Human rights education could be the answer.

Maari Põim

Maari Põim works for the Estonian National Agency of Erasmus+ programme and European Solidarity Corps. Her work portfolio is on human rights education. She was the coordinator of the Estonian No Hate Speech campaign and was involved in "Aware & Active" project on supporting refugee inclusive youth work in Europe. Previously, she was working for Södertörn University in Stockholm, and as a Policy Adviser on Gender Equality and Migration at a think tank in Brussels. She holds a degree in Gender Studies from Central European University.

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