In the framework of the South Programme IV, the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) organised, today, on 18 march, in Rabat, a training of trainers for 20 justice professionals from Morocco and Tunisia, including representatives of ministries and independent public bodies.
The main objective of the event is to prepare participants to work on the contextualisation of HELP courses to their national legal environment. The participants were trained to master the online platform and the fundamentals of the HELP methodology as well as the basics of instructional design. The tools provided will enable them to organise and facilitate effective and dynamic training tailored to the context, needs and constraints specific to their country.
The session was opened by Eva Pastrana, Head of the HELP unit, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe, who stated that "the qualification of national HELP tutors is very important. Training the trainers is crucial to enable national ownership and contextualisation of HELP courses adapted to national languages, laws and practices."
The HELP Programme strengthens the capacity of legal professionals to apply human rights standards in their daily work. Currently, HELP offers courses on combating trafficking in human beings and combating violence against women, as well as on refugees and migrant children in Arabic language. Upcoming activities under the South Programme IV will take into consideration expressions of interest from representatives of countries such as Lebanon or other partners in the Southern Mediterranean for training provided through the HELP Programme.
The South Programme IV is a joint programme of the Council of Europe and the European Union, financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.