International training centre for Human Rights and Peace Teaching


23rd International Session
of training in human rights education for teachers
of primary, secondary and profession schools

organised within the framework of the 60th anniversary of the UN

Fundamental Rights : the forgotten objectives of the Millennium ?

Geneva, 4 - 9 July 2005

with the financial support of
The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern
The Republic and State of Geneva
And the Council of Europe, Strasbourg



The training contain 40 hours of course including: round table with simultaneous translation French and English and workshops

Monday -Tuesday - Wednesdayi - Thursday - Friday - Saturday


Session overview

The session on human rights education will be held from Monday, 4 July, to Saturday 9 July 2005. The working languages will be French and English. Simultaneous translation is assured with the exception of the working groups in both linguistic sections. There will be some fifty participants

This session is designed for teachers, trainers and researchers who have developed activities, innovative projects in Human rights education.

The goals of this session are:

Poject of the session's programme

Monday, 4 July 2005

9:00 – 10:00 Welcome and introduction

10:00 -12:00 Fundamental Rights : the forgotten objectives of the Millennium ?
- Discussion

14:00 - 16:00 Contemporary Pedagogical Perspectives

16:00 - 18:00 Workshops on Educational Issues

Tuesday, 5 July 2005

9:00 –12:00 Workshops to analyse educational communities

14:00 – 18:00 Introductory workshops on fundamental rights


Wednesday, 6 July 2005

9:00-12:00 Workshops synthesis
Conclusions and Legal Analyses

15:00 Visit of the UN

Thursday, 7 July 2005

9:00 – 12:00 Law and Methodology

14:00 –18:00 Law and Educational Organisation


Friday, 8 July 2005

9:00 – 12:00 Debate on the Millennium objectives and their development: educational issues

14:00 - 18:00 Pedagogical Working Groups


Saturday, 9 July 2005

9:00 – 12:00 Pedagogical Follow-up

Closing session

Enrolment and Seminar Information

The working languages for the session are English and French. Simultaneous interpretation is assured with the exception of groups who remain in particular linguistic sections.

Registration fees *
Registration fee : 300.-- Swiss Francs
Documentation fee : 200.-- Swiss Francs

LE CENACLE, Promenade Charles Martin, 1208 Genève

Accommodation and meals *
Accommodation for the entire week costs 1'300.-- Swiss Francs, including lodging in a double or single room, with breakfast, lunch and dinner, from Sunday 3 July evening to Sunday 10 July 2005.

If you advise us of your arrival date and time, we will pick you up at the airport and bring you to the "Cénacle".

Please take the necessary steps to ensure that your own insurance covers illness or accident while in Geneva, as CIFEDHOP is not able to cover any such cases.

Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be given to participants who attend all lectures and who take an active part in the working groups.

* To be paid upon arrival. Payment may be made by cash or cheque; credit cards are not accepted.


Financial Aid

Financial grants covering the costs of travel, registration and documentation fees, housing and meals are available for participants from Africa, South America, Asia, Eastern and Central Europe.

Requests for financial aid should be addressed to the Director of CIFEDHOP, accompanied by a completed application form as well as the Experience Sharing Questionnaire and must be received no later than April 30, 2005.

As the number of grants available is limited, priority will be given to those who can fully or partially finance their own travel expenses.

For the distribution of grants, the Financial Aid Committee will take into account candidates’ experience, the theme of the session, methodologies and teaching approaches developed, the preferred means of implementation and evaluation created for their environment.

No financial aid can be attributed upon arrival in Geneva. For participants from North America and Western Europe, it is advised to contact your Ministry of Education and/or organisations or foundations in your country to request financial help. Please contact CIFEDHOP for advice or support.