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Advocacy campaigns gathered young people!

Diana Yeghiazaryan and Harutyun Tsatryan from Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia (FYCA), a member organisation of MIJARC Europe, have attended the study session "Advocates for Education" organised by Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw in cooperation with the Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Youth Department of the Council of Europe.

The study session took place at the European Youth Centre in Budapest from 9 to 14 of April 2018. "Advocates for Education" trained volunteers involved in non-formal youth work to advocate for the needs of the young people they educate, applying a Human Rights-based approach.

The training started with programme with a 3-day inductive learning process. Participants explored different questions related to Human Rights advocacy in order to build a common frame of reference: What is advocacy? How can young people be advocates for issues that affect them? What is the advocacy work done in the Don Bosco Movement? What is the general Human Rights panorama? What are the Human Rights in question? What are the Human Rights advocacy specificities? For this there were used a combination non-formal methods including theoretical input, methods from COMPASS and 'Have your say', simulation games and experiential learning.