The outcome of the project is the creation of a collaborative, interactive non-formal learning platform: “Play for Human Rights” – Toolkit promoting Civic Education and Active Participation.
All the materials for the Toolkit will be developed during the different project activities and will be based on the analysis of various needs, as they came out from the concrete results of six Moot Court editions where all partners joined. During these events, young people were trained to simulate trial cases, defending human rights.
The platform will offer various materials for different needs and non-formal approaches: games, activity plans, exercises, timelines as well as audiovisual content such as short movies – altogether inspiring those working with youngsters to promote and practice non-formal learning about human rights, diversity, democratic values and the rule of law.
Next to the simulation game, the Toolkit will include a large variety of other materials, developing innovative outputs by exploiting the past experiences such as the Moot Court lessons (producing videos, timelines, PowerPoints and other materials for the Toolkit will also be inspired from those results).
By creating the Toolkit, we want to allow youth workers, young peer educators and others active in non-formal youth education to apply Moot Court-inspired methods in raising youth awareness on various human rights and international justice issues. The tool will also support them, as main target group of the project, to actively create and use diverse learning methods for helping youngsters learn about human rights, rule of law, democracy or rights and duties.
Working teams at local level will develop their own methodologies, based on the local needs analysis and results of activities organised. All the materials will be approved by the project manager and organised on categories and chapters in the Toolkit, as learning modules, such as: simulation and role-play games, quiz tests, Power-Points, videos, timelines.
The main component of the Toolkit is a simulated trial game. Next to the trial scenario, other methodologies and didactic materials for human rights education will be developed for each module. Different materials could be combined for different needs and activities. This will make the abstract subject of human rights more accessible, while supporting diversity learning.
The materials for the Toolkit will be created at each local level by the working teams. They will design a scheme with concrete tasks for producing materials, connected to each activity. Each material will be generated by the results of the focus groups, presentations, research and surveys, discussions and exchange of practices with other stakeholders, the workshops and all the other project activities.
The trail game for instance will be designed by young people coordinated by youth workers and supervised by legal experts. They will start working on it during the Mobility in The Hague, continuing during the virtual cooperation following it. The game will be played by teams from different countries, during the closing Conference. It will also be used during following editions of Moot Court Europe, which ensures the transferability potential.
The combination of exploiting previous results, merging them with local needs and turning them into a new product with elements of game simulation singularises the Toolkit amongst the vast variety of didactic materials available on human rights theme.
Through the Toolkit, we aim at empowering users to see human rights from multiple perspectives and to integrate them in their work with young people. The web-based tool will function as a resource for non-formal human rights education, offering creative learning modules to those who want to develop projects linking human rights, active citizenship and civic education in a non-formal, learning-by-doing approach.The Toolkit will address various key competencies to be acquired by youngsters: interaction in different European cultural contexts, self-awareness, civic engagement, active citizenship, respect for rule of law, democracy and international justice, manners of defending human rights.