November 9, 2016
Youth Empowerment Training Programme
9-11 November 2016, The Hague
-REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED-
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SpeakOut! 2016 is taking place in the International City of Peace and Justice – The Hague, the Netherlands from 9 to 11 November 2016.
SpeakOut! 2016 is a unique three-day program of workshops that intends to bring together UNPO Members youth and young human rights activists to give them necessary means and skills to be effective in human rights lobbying and advocacy. The main target group of the event is youth aged 18 – 32, but older applicants will be considered.
The aim of SpeakOut! 2016 is to successfully train young activists to become reliable channels of human rights advocacy. With the support of interactive workshops and UNPO-designed study materials, participants will gain knowledge on effective Human Rights advocacy, United Nations tools and mechanisms, and effective lobbying practices. Particularly, this year’s workshops will focus on youth empowerment, communication strategies, and creative activism.
THE EVENT OFFERS:
- Informative lectures with experienced human rights defenders
- Interactive training workshops
- International human rights networking
- A visit to international organizations in The Hague
Day 1 | Wednesday 9 November 2016
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Opening Words | Danique de Jonge, UNPO event organiser
25-year History of UNPO | Jeroen Zandberg, UNPO treasurer
09:15 - 10:15 Lecture 1: Human Rights in the Netherlands | Norbert Klein, member of parliament
10:15 - 12:15 Presentation of the Participants
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Workshop 1: Advocacy at the European Parliament | Marc Bentinck, former Dutch diplomat, consultant for EU and public affairs, Brussels and Lucia Parrucci, UNPO Project
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee
15:15 - 17:00 Workshop 2: Diplomacy Training | Marc Bentinck
Day 2 | Thursday 10 November 2016
09:00 - 10:00 Lecture 2: Introduction to United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms | Pierre Hegay, human rights consultant
10:00 - 12:00 Workshop 3: Presentation & Negotiation Exercise | Pierre Hegay
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Workshop 4: Group Exercise: Modelling of Human Rights Treaty Body Committee Session | Pierre Hegay
14:45 - 16:00 Workshop 5: Universal Periodic Review Mechanism | Pierre Hegay
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:45 Lecture 3: How to Organize Parallel Events in Geneva | Pierre Hegay
Day 3 | Friday 11 November 2016
09:00 - 10:00 Lecture 4: Budgeting and Fundraising | Jeroen Zandberg, UNPO treasurer
10:00 - 11:00 Workshop 6: Media and Communication | Moira Holden, journalist
11:15 - 11:45 Evaluation and Closing Remarks
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
12:45 - 13:30 Travel to International Criminal Court (ICC)
13:30 - 16:00 Visit International Criminal Court (ICC)
16:00 End of SpeakOut!
A participation fee of €50 is requested to cover facilitation, lunches for the three-days and publishing of training manuals (please note that the fee is not refundable).
The fee can be paid through Paypal (http://unpo.org/donate.php) or through a banktransfer:
Beneficiary: Stichting UNPO
BIC Code: ABNANL2A
IBAN Code: NL80ABNA0500502145
Bank: ABN Amro Bank
City: The Hague
Country: The Netherlands
Kindly note that UNPO is unable to arrange or fund travel and accommodation. We can recommend accommodation upon request.
All aspects of the event will be conducted in English.
Registration is now closed
For any queries please contact the event organizer:
Danique de Jonge (firstname.lastname@example.org)