Human Rights Sunrise was a youth project that aimed to contribute to the promotion of intercultural dialogue as a tool for European citizenship and for European citizens’ awareness on the importance of developing an active citizenship.
The main objective of the project was to enhance the awareness of European youth and the general population on the importance of developing an active European citizenship, founded on common values of the European Union, namely the respect of human dignity, freedom, equality, non-discrimination, solidarity and minority rights. The specific objective of the project was to provide students and teachers, as well as the wider public, with “lived awareness” of human rights principles among people. The main activities of the project included:
- Organization of working in groups in school classes, supported by teachers of the schools, as well as by experts and facilitators. Themes developed during the workshops: Human rights and peace; interethnic dialogue and minority rights; European citizenship and multiculturalism; denial of human rights during the 20th century.
- Organization of a National Competition of the HuRiSu board game of Human Rights in each partner country and European final competition
- Organization of a 10 days summer workshop “Atelier” for the development of a theatrical performance on human rights “Memory days”.
- “Human Rights Sunrise” event, a meeting and debate event for starting up an active dialogue on human rights.
The project was co-financed by the European Commission (Culture 2007-2013)