ON OCTOBER 1ST THE PROJECT “TEACHING CRIMEAN YOUTH ON SKILLS HOW TO USE DEMOCRATIC MECHNISMS TO PROTECT THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS” WAS STARTED UNDER THE SUPPORT OF THE EUROPEAN COMISSION IN UKRAINE

NGO “All-Crimean association of voters for civic peace and inter-ethnic harmony” initiated the project “Teaching Crimean youth on skills how to use democratic mechanisms to protect their human rights”. The project aims to promote democratic outlook of Crimean youth and to form among young people the interest in democratic standards by providing information on how to use democratic mechanisms to protect human rights and on the respect for democratic values. The project started on October 1st 2012 with the support of the European Commission in Ukraine and it is an attempt to study the level of acceptance and understanding of democratic standards and values by youth in the Crimea and implementation of an awareness-raising campaign.

In the framework of the project there are the following types of activities:

  • conduct a survey to assess awareness among the youth in the Crimea about democratic standards;

  • writing and distributing brochures among the Crimean young, participants of seminars, public authorities, the media, etc. Brochure will represent materials that are helpful for exploring the relevant issues features in Ukrainian society in terms of protecting the human rights and freedoms;

  • organization of wide awareness campaign in the media of the Crimea to attract public attention to issues of legal competency;

  • conducting of educational trainings and seminars on research topics for students and teachers of the Crimean universities;

  • organization of a round-table for representatives of the Crimean authorities, journalists and NGO representatives;

  • carrying out of a competition of creative works among the most active participants of trainings on topics of democratic development and history of formation of civic society in the world.

    As a result of the project, we expect to enhance of professional and general education of the youth in help with training group of the most active representatives of the Crimean youth on skills use democratic mechanisms to protect their rights and interests at all levels of interaction between NGOs and governments.

    The project has a particular importance of such events in the context of European integration Ukraine and promotion in society conscious interest in the study of “democratic values” among Crimeans and implementation of European standards into all spheres of life.

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