#GETUPSTANDUP, 3rd TC in Pedoulas, Cyprus | 24 – 30 of October

Summary of the Training Course:

The TC will examine the theory and practices of human rights advocacy in the EU focusing on the previous mentioned time period and today. During the TC participants will be engaged in practical tools for peace and conflict analysis and they will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge for human rights activism and social change.


  • To equip youth workers with the basic concept of advocacy and its connection to human rights and active citizenship;
  • To enhance the skills of youth workers in adopting non-violent ways of advocacy for human rights in their everyday lives
  • Further strengthen the ability to act and react to human rights violations and support to human rights activist groups.

The training course has been designed with the goal to build up the capacity of youth workers from Europe to constructively engage conflicts and injustices in their communities by raising awareness and advocating for change. Building on the diverse history of human rights advocacy
and activism in Europe, participants will learn to use basic human rights and conflict transformation tools to analyse and dissect situations they encounter so that they can then conceptualise creative, nonviolent responses before conceptualising strategies to make their campaigns effective. Based on the understanding that it is not a lack of interest that keeps the majority of us from engaging injustice, but rather a feeling of not knowing how and where to start, the training course seeks to empower anybody that is willing to stand up not only for their own rights, but also the human rights of others.

Summary of the Project:

#GetUpStandUp it is a long-term project that surrounds itself with influential European protests and events such as: 1968 protest and civil rights movements, the invasion of Czechoslovakia, the student protests and anti-Semitic campaign in Poland, the 1989 Democratic revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin wall in order to raise awareness of their significance, use them as examples to stimulate debate and finally utilize them as means of reflection and comparison on their nature and their influence on contemporary protests as well. This goal is implemented throughout the project with the use of debates, structured dialogue events and public interventions in Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic and Poland by the project partners. In the final stage, international training courses will be held in Italy, Czech Republic and Cyprus in order to examine the theory and practices of human rights advocacy in the EU, focusing on the previously mentioned time periods and today. The project is founded by Europe for Citizens Programme – European Remembrance.


We are looking for 2 people to participate in this Training course.

Accommodation and food are fully covered by the programme.

If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form.

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