The understanding of minority issues and their inclusion in the society play a vital role in promoting social stability and peace. By raising awareness about the problems that minorities face, by conducting and realizing minority human rights trainings, one can contribute to social justice and solidarity. Important to mention is the role of educators, trainers and facilitators because they not only could teach about human rights education, but also can involve people in an open dialogue and discussions on how to improve the situation of minorities in the societies, contributing to the respect of their rights. Moreover, educators have the opportunity to intervene in the education of young adults because through different non-formal education approaches they can encourage them to actively participate in activities that allow them improve their social performance and inclusion, as well as teach them to fight against any kind of discrimination that they may experience.
The following training manual in the field of minority human rights education aims to present current practices on preparing adult educators for young adults’ minority human rights work. Within its chapters, readers can find different minority human rights training case studies and ideas on how to organize minority human rights training. Moreover, the manual offers a detail explanation on how to design and deliver minority human rights training, how to evaluate the course and activities, as well as the challenges which educators may encounter on their way. The document also contains examples of non-formal educational activities and important points to take into consideration when evaluating minority human rights training. Moreover, a special attention is given on how to ensure that training results are transferred and sustainable, benefiting not only the direct and indirect target groups, but also the wider community.
Finally, the following training manual was elaborated in the framework of the Erasmus + project KA2 “Pathway to Equality” (PTE). PTE is a Strategic Partnership in the field of Adult Education, coordinated by the German NGO, Copernicus Berlin e.V., with cooperation of other three EU organizations, namely Futuro Digitale APS (Italy), Associação intercultural amigos da mobilidade (Portugal) and Asociación EuropeYou (Spain). PTE aims to strengthen the competences of adult educators in key concepts of human rights education with minority young adults and provide them the necessary knowledge and tools as learning resources to promote equality and address intolerance in the society.
The training manual is available in English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and German language. Enjoy reading!