COMPASS Long-term Training Course on Human Rights Education and Democratic Citizenship

Deadline:  4 June 2017
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, from Azerbaijan
Venue: Baku – Strasbourg, May 2017 – April 2018 


The Council of Europe, the continent’s leading human rights organisation, has been established on 5 May 1949. It has 47 member states which have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law – the core values of the organisation. Azerbaijan became the 43rd member state of the Council of Europe on 25 January 2001. 

The project of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe on Human Rights Education is a direct contribution of to the Council of Europe core mission to promote and protect human rights. The project – often referred to as Human Rights Education Youth Programme - aims to consolidate and support the role of non-governmental youth organisations and as actors in the implementation of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education. It does so by combining the development and dissemination of tools and resources on human rights education and capacitybuilding activities for trainers, multipliers and advocates of human rights education as a human right. 

The Council of Europe and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan are со-organising a COMPASS Long-term training course on human rights education and democratic citizenship for youth multipliers and trainers from Azerbaijan.

The Compass LTTC enhances the quality of human rights education with young people and of non-formal education through the development of competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes) of youth workers, leaders and trainers to implement educational projects and activities at local, regional and national level.

The training course, as the main activity of youth dimension of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Azerbaijan, includes: an initial training seminar in Azerbaijan: 27 June – 3 July 2017; E-learning phase: June 2017 – February 2018; Project planning an implementation: June 2017 – February 2018; a second residential training seminar in Strasbourg: April 2018.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Have experience working with young people within youth organisations or projects’ groups;
  • Be motivated to develop own competencies in human rights education in the field of youth policy and youth work in Azerbaijan;
  • Have the desire and opportunity to act as multipliers or trainers in human rights education following the results of the training course;
  • Be interested and able in developing projects` initiatives on human rights education and / or initiatives with young people;
  • Be supported by an organisation / institution and have a recommendation letter from the sending organisation / institution / informal group;
  • Be available and able to participate in the whole duration of the first residential training seminar, e-learning and practice phases and in the second residential training seminar;
  • Be able to work independently in Azerbaijani and preferably in English as well;
  • Be a resident of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Be aged between 18 and 29 years (exceptions are possible).


  • Participants are required to organise their travel in such way to arrive at the activity`s venue on Monday, 26 June before 17:00 and depart on Tuesday morning, 4 July 2017. 
  • Travel expenses of participants will be reimbursed by the Azerbaijani coorganisers at the end of the first residential seminar upon presenting a valid ticket or other official document for financial reporting. 
  • The venue of the first residential seminar will be announced later. Participants’ board and lodging will be provided and paid for by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan


A maximum of 30 participants will be selected by the co-organisers for the training course. Gender and geographical diversity will be taken into account when making the selection of the group, along with bringing in a variety of practices and experiences of working on the topic with young people. All interested candidates are invited to complete the on-line application form available at by midday 4 June 2017 (Baku time) and upload with it a support letter from their organisation/institution . All applicants will be notified on the results of the selection process by 12 June 2017.

For further information, please contact: - Marina Filaretova, programme officer at the Council of Europe Youth Department,; - Azer Abasaliyev, contact person at the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan,

The official web-page.