Programme

Expert meeting Human Rights Education for Psychologists and Fundamental Rights Awareness

The meeting, jointly held by the European Federation of Psychologists Association (EFPA), the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), is a step towards developing a structured and integrated training and learning program for psychologists on Human Rights, in follow up on the Fundamental Rights Forum 2016 , and its Chair’s Statement, which calls for further action with professional groups, and psychologists in particular, as a desirable way forward in upholding and promoting fundamental rights and enhancing a culture of fundamental rights in the EU.

 

The objectives of the expert meeting are to:

-   assemble and integrate available perspectives;
-review existing curricula and best practices on the education of Human Rights;
-prepare ground for further development of a model training module on human rights             for psychologists;
-explore ground for developing a Handbook on human rights for psychologists; 
-identify next steps and timeframe of implementation.
 
 
Date:            9-11 October 2016
Venue:          EIUC seat, the Monastery of San Nicolò, Riviera San Nicolò, 26 – 30126, Venice, Venue:          Lido di Venezia, see https://eiuc.org/human-rights-village/monastery.html 
Chair:             Ulrich Wagner
Co-chair:       Polli Hagenaars
Moderators: Janel Gauthier, Georg Ulrich, Peter Kinderman, and Eva Sobotka
 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

14:00       Monastery opens

14:30       Welcome to participants, registration, and refreshments

15:00       Welcome messages by the chair, EFPA, EIUC, and FRA
              Ulrich Wagner, Telmo Mourinho Baptista, Manfred Nowak, Michael OFlaherty

15:10       Introduction to working methods, goals and expected outcomes of the
              meeting: 
Towards a Model Human Rights Curriculum for Psychologists -                            Human Rights Education - Eva Sobotka, Polli Hagenaars

15:30       Plenary Presentation: Psychology matters in Human Rights Human Rights                          matter  in Psychology - Nimisha Patel

              Discussion

16:00       Plenary Presentation: Human Rights Education for Psychologists - Barbara                   Oomen

              Discussion

16:30       Coffee Break

16:45      Working Groups Session 1

16:30      The Role of Psychologists in Human Rights promotion and preventing of                         violations; in the following groups:

    1. Human Rights; law, practice and history, with a focus on psychology and psychologists
    2. Human Rights and ethical principles / codes for psychologists
    3. Human Rights and a Human Rights based-and-oriented psychology
    4. Human Rights and professional practices.

18:00      Feedback and Summing up: Ingredients for a curriculum: Reporting back
                  from working group sessions (plenary room)

19:00      Dinner/buffet at the Monastery (all participants are invited)


Monday, 10 October 2016

09:00       Plenary presentation: Developing a Model curriculum and Training of trainers                    Ava Thompson 

09:30       Working Groups Session 2

Setting the framework,Human Rights Education for Psychologists - Expected Competences for Psychologists; in the following groups

    1. Human Rights; law, practice and history, focus on psychology and psychologists
    2. Human Rights and ethical principles / codes for psychologists
    3. Human Rights and a Human Rights based-and-oriented psychology
    4. Human Rights and professional practices.

11:00       Coffee break

11:15       Feedback and Summing up: Working Group 2 

12:00       Working Groups Session 3

Content, examples of best and poor psychological research and practices, malpractice as well passivity; in the following groups

    1. Human Rights; law, practice and history, focus on psychology and psychologists
    2. Human Rights and ethical principles / codes for psychologists
    3. Human Rights and a Human Rights based-and-oriented psychology
    4. Human Rights and professional practices.

13:30       Lunch break

15:00       Feedback and Summing up: Working Group 3 report

16:00       Teaching Methodology - Teaching fair
                   
How to teach psychologists and psychology students about human rights?

17:00       Feedback and Summing up: Methodologies for a curriculum

17:30       Closing of the meeting by the co-chairs 

20.00       Dinner at the Lido

 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - LIVE Streaming from 12:45-13:30 

09:00        Plenary session:
09:00        Introduction to the conclusions of the meeting – Next Steps - by the co-
               chairs

09:15        Working groups session 4

 Actions for the future; in the following groups

    1. Human Rights; Law, practice and History, focus on psychology and psychologists
    2. Human Rights and ethical principles- codes for psychologists
    3. Human Rights and a Human Rights based and oriented psychology
    4. Human Rights and professional practices

10:30       Coffee Break

11:00       Plenary: Integration of results and next steps

11:45       Plenary presentation: Reflection on the expert meeting results - Ramacharan               Tripathi

12:15       Closing Session

12:45       Feedback and Summary for the live streaming 

13:30       Lunch and Farewell


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14:30       Follow up meeting by the Organising Committee