XVI Generation of human rights school completed its work

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) from 21 to 24 March 2013, organized the XVI generation of the Human Rights School, within the regional programme of education for human rights in the Western Balkans, which is conducted in cooperation with the Norwegian Committee for Human Rights, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Human Rights School had 5 intensive modules in total within the 4 days during which the participants learned and discussed about various topics in the field of human rights with the help of professional trainers through numerous lectures, workshops and film screenings.

Participants in the Human Rights School acquired knowledge about the concept, culture and human rights principles, current issues in respect of human rights in Montenegro, with a special focus on vulnerable groups such as the LGBT community, people with disabilities, Roma, women, drug addicts, etc. Additionally, lecturers discussed with the participants prejudices and stereotypes, the notion of tolerance, conflicts and ways of peaceful overcoming of them, facing with the past, as well as forms of youth activism.

The work of XVI generation has been completed with diploma award ceremony today, handed to the participants by Daliborka Uljarević, executive director of the CCE and Peter Đukanović, Programme Coordinator in the CCE.

The XVI generation of the School of Human Rights was completed by 20 pupils, aged from 16 to 19 years, from Montenegrin high school who have shown a high level of social activism. Participants of the XVI generation were as follows: Anđela Dujović, Aleksa Ivanović, Ana Latković, Anja Vukašinović, Anđela Mićanović, Đorđije Strugar, Nikola Ivanović, Jelena Medojević, Katarina Marković, Milan Sekulić, Mitar Rakčević, Nikola Mitrović, Nataša Pavićević, Nina Lončarević, Dejana Pejović, Mina Radonjić, Stefan Raičević, Aleksandra Dujović, Tijana Vujičić and Vuk Vujisić.

Permanent interest that this programme characterizes since its inception, is encouraging and indicating that there are young generations who are willing to be socially engaged and active participants of social processes in Montenegro thus contributing Montenegro to become the society of culture of human rights. Through the education on human rights, Montenegro is getting active citizens with developed democratic consciousness, as well as important impulse for introduction and application of European standards.

Tamara Milaš, Programme Associate