Compass was first published in 2002 within the framework of the Human Rights Education Youth Programme of the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe. The programme was created because human rights education – meaning educational programmes and activities that focus on promoting equality in human dignity – was and remains of incalculable value in shaping a dimension of democratic citizenship for all young people and in promoting a culture of universal human rights.
Compass has become a reference manual for many young people involved in value-based youth work and non-formal education. It is currently available in more than 30 languages, ranging from Arabic and Japanese to Icelandic and Basque. In some countries it has become part of the resources for human rights education in schools and in some others it is not possible to use it in schools. The adventures of Compass across Europe often mirror the contrasted reality of human rights education: promoted here and combated there, praised by some and despised by others.
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In this resource blog you will find different categories. The category games gives an overview of documents that can be an inspiration for game playing in practice. Manuals are instruction books. In youth work this often refers to documents indicating a code of good practice , how to deal with certain situations, how to create your own project,... In the category portfolio you will find documents and articles used to create the workbook "VALUE"