Background: The respect of the human rights is one of the most important European values. A specific category of rights which are of particular importance for the European Union are the rights of the children as they stem from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The awareness of the children, especially the more vulnerable ones, of their rights is a necessary precondition for their civic engagement and democratic participation. However, the current state of awareness of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is very small. Especially important in in order to improve this situation is the role of the teachers who, however, do not have in their disposition appropriate material that would allow them to open the discussion on the rights of the children in an effective and fun way.
Objectives: The objectives of the project are the following:
– Increase of the children’s awareness of their rights
– Increase of civic engagement and democratic participation of the children as a result of an improved knowledge of their rights
– Increase of the capacity of teachers to organise workshops and discussions in the school in relation with the rights of the children
– Increase of the use of gamification as a method in order to approach the issue of the rights of the children