The symposium on Human Rights Education and Animation in youth work of DBYN took place in Benediktbeuern (Germany) from the 31st October until the 5th November 2017. Almost 20 participants from several European countries (like Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands and Ukraine) took part in this activity. This symposium followed up the training course ‘The Creanimators’ of the work plan ‘Beyond the SEA’ which aims to bring in Human Rights education into basic animation work
The first night was an introduction evening, when we first tried to get to know each other. The next day we shared our experiences on the summer exchange of animators and afterwards we evaluated them. It was followed by an international intercultural evening, with a presentation of each country with the help of our national holidays, customs, meals and drinks. The third day we mainly concerned with the Human Rights Education and Human Rights Animation. We also came up with a Human Rights Animation definition. The following day we split the group into two. One group has been in charge of developing tools and methods for international animators, primarily by modifying human rights games created by The Creanimators. The second group developed a training course on human rights animation for sending and host organisations. The last day, we were thinking about upgrading the DBYN Games App, but above all the introduction of the new Human Rights Animation section and how this section should look exactly. We ended the Symposium with a mass celebration and a farewell evening.
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