First History and Human Rights Meeting in Tallinn, Estonia

On the 4-5  April 2016, EUROCLIO Founder and Special Advisor Joke van der Leeuw-Roord and trainee Carolina Torrico attended to the first international meeting of the project “ Developing Strategic Cooperation in History and Human Rights Education and Youth Work in Estonia.” The project is an interdisciplinary student programme running by Unitas Foundation that combines oral history and human rights developed in conjunction with Tallinn University, University of Tartu Narva College, Estonian Human Rights Activists and in consultation of other  international partners like  The Georg Eckert Institute and  The Education Development Centre (EDC) and EUROCLIO. 

Unitas Foundation was established in 2008 with the mission to build reconciliation within and between societies divided by totalitarism. They primarily engage education and awareness in support into history and history education.

The project:

Developing Strategic Cooperation in History and Human Rights Education and Youth Work in Estonia is a 2 years project,   that target youth workers, trainers, educators and youth leaders in Estonia. The primary goal of the project is to improve history and human rights knowledge, skills and attitudes in the field of youth work. To achieve this goal, the project will build connections between national and international formal and non-formal history, human rights and youth work education providers.

The aim of the project

The project  aims to enhance digital integration in learning, teaching, training, narrating and mediating historical narratives. As well as to increase learner motivation, creating efficient educational materials as textbooks for students that link historical examples with human rights issues, showing their connection to youth work.