Democracy and participation, Education



Who is behind this?

Jelena Vidačić

Centar for human rights and freedoms

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

For citizens,The first school of human rights in BiH will be the theoretical and practical way to approach the concept,background and types of human rights,restrictions and derogations,the prohibition of discrimination and the protection of the same,as well as human rights in the process EU.Social and democratic context of human rights is the framework of this school and it is based on lectures and discussions about human rights,history,comparative law,political ,cultural norms of human rights.

Where will your idea take place?

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Why does Europe need your idea?

Our goal is to encourage and motivate citizens to actively and passively protect human rights in BiH.Human rights have minimal respect and citizens are not aware of them.It is necessary to gain knowledge of rights that belongs them by birth.We want to teach people to accept change and to recognize their ability to influence their own social destiny.That is currently problem in BiH because of stereotypes and prejudices which are common in society.

What is your impact?

The change is reflected in the earning of knowledge by the students.That knowledge students will use in every day life and work.Students are working or will be working in the state administration,judiciary,NGOs,media and politics,so they will spread earned knowledge and make positive changes in the society which is, by the way,our main indicator of success.We must know what human rights are in order to protect them.

How do you get there?

The first part of our plan is promoting the school which will include internet,tv and radio promotion and promotional material.Students will submit applications and cover letters,then we will interview them and make selections.The second part will include lectures,workshops and panel discussions which will be held in period of 10 days.Each lecture will containe 2 topics that will be presented to the students by the relevant experts.In the workshops students will discuss about 2 topics„Trial simulations“,„Legal protection in front of the European Court of Human rights“ within 2 days.In the panel discussions students will discuss about 1 topic within 1 day and the topics will be„Why are human rights important“,“Diplomacy of human rights“.The third part will include making the publications.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Target groups will be the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who have more than 18 years old and who have legal capacity, with the obligatory respect for national and religious identity of all three nations who are living in BiH. Also, the school will respect gender equality.

What makes your idea stand apart?

This is the first project of it’s kind that will be implemented in the BiH.The school is different from other projects,because we give attention to practical training,not just theory.We will cooperate with judges,lawyers,professors,representatives of international organizations and NGOs setor,and that is a newness because all participants will be directed to the same goal.For social situation in BiH,this will be the first step for breaking the prejudices and stereotypes in the form of school.

€ 35000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 35000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

20000 (costs of promotions, proffesional staff, space rent, material, publications)

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

All comments and suggestions are welcome!



Idea created on March 6, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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