​​European Youth Network for Creativity and Innovation



The aspiration to protect the human dignity of all human beings is at the core of the human rights concept. It puts the human person in the center of concern. It is based on a common universal value system devoted to the sanctity of life and provides a framework for building a human rights system protected by internationally accepted norms and standards. During the 20th century, human rights have evolved as a moral, political and legal framework and as a guideline for developing a world free from fear and free from want. In the 21st century, it is more imperative than ever to make human rights known and understood and to make them count.

The initiatives of the Creative Human Rights Education LAB at the EYNCRIN have used the creative arts to deepen learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR); they have also given participating youth the voice to teach their peers and adults about the importance of the UDHR concepts.

While raising awareness about the UDHR the CREHRE LAB seeks to provide multiple levels of benefits:

  • Supporting grassroots non-profits and creative arts professionals;
  • Showcasing the importance and value of creative arts to personal development and a vibrant culture;
  • Engaging youth to inspire learning, critical thinking and positive social interaction;
  • Encouraging youth who are often marginalized due to learning or physical differences to enjoy participation in school-wide events;
  • Engaging the broader community to support and celebrate accomplishments of youth;
  • Providing collaboration opportunities among non-profits, public schools and universities.

Additional initiatives of the LAB currently are:

Distribution and continuing development of a project-based high school curriculum, and congruent teacher training institutes. The curriculum, which meets high school requirements for teaching the UDHR, integrates the creative arts and a culminating presentation to inspire the students toward deep learning, personal growth and civic engagement.

Built on our successful pilot work across European schools since 2011, our unique curriculum integrates the creative arts and a culminating presentation to excite students about learning, being engaged in actions and behaviors that further positive interactions with their peers, teachers and extended communities, and taking action to promote equity, justice and human dignity for all people.

We invite teachers, leaders of non-profit organizations and community leaders to utilize the curriculum. 

The Creative Human Rights Education LAB was represented during the  Fundamental Rights Forum of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, held in June 2016 in Vienna under the motto "Rights, Respect, Reality: the Europe of Values in Today's World".

Since October 2016, EYNCRIN became a full member of the Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe Network, DARE (www.dare-network.eu).