The State of Democracy and Human Rights Education (2021)
The objective of The State of Democracy and Human Rights Education project was to survey good practices in democracy and human rights education carried out in early childhood education centers, schools and other academic institutions.
The project produced a collection of stories about good practices in democracy and human rights education, which is now published in Finnish, sign language, Swedish and Northern Sámi on the webpage of the Finnish National Agency of Education. The database contains examples of projects and good practices from the past five years. These examples provide a comprehensive image of the state and development needs of democracy and human rights education in Finland. Furthermore, the project produced newsletters and communication on social media in several languages, with the aim of finding and disseminating information about good practices.
The project was carried out by the Youth Research Network. The co-implementers were the Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi and Koordinaatti, Centre of Expertise in Youth work, which operates as part of the City of Oulu's educational and cultural services.
The project also had a language team, which consisted of employees familiar with the topics of democracy education and human rights education. The members of the language team were proficient in sign language, Swedish and Northern Sámi. The project was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and was based on the Government Programme and the National Democracy Programme, among others.