Training for peer educators on the rights of the child, action planning, advocacy and monitoring of child related policies was held at Zlatar (Hootel “Zlatarski zlatnik”), Serbia in period 23-27.8.2017.
Training was attended by 20 young people, who were elected as representatives of the national networks for children from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. During the intense 5 day training participants were empowered to implement peer worships in their local communities, but also to monitor national child related policies and to advocate towards the decision makers in their representative countries. Within the training program, participants were introduced to the:
- Child rights concept and Convention on the Rights of the Child, their rights and responsibilities,
- The right on participation (The right to be heard) and the right on non-discrimination,
- Advocacy and action planning,
- Child related policies and monitoring of child related policies,
- Required skills for workshop facilitation and implementation, including communication skills and active listening,
- Types and structure of the workshops
At the training participants developed local action plans and scenarios for the local peer workshop which will be incorporated in the Peer educators’ handbook that will be used for the workshop implementation in each country. At the end of the training plan for future national activities was developed and it was agreed that peer workshops will start simultaneously at the project level in late October.