ABOUT US

Helsinki España is a Spanish NGO established in 1990 with the purpose of disseminating and promoting those principles of the Helsinki Final Act of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) related to the human dimension, in particular human rights and fundamental freedoms. Since its foundation, Helsinki España has been working for the respect and protection of human rights through education within universities.

 

Deeply committed to youth development, Helsinki España focuses its work on the organization of international meetings and training programmes on topics related to peace, conflict resolution, international terrorism, poverty, human rights education and youth employment as an instrument for social peace. It also promotes youth volunteering as a mechanism for social participation.

 

For the development of their training activities, Helsinki España counts on an international network comprised of experts from major international organizations, including the United Nations, OSCE and NATO, diplomats, military personnel, university professors and experts from the civil society. It also counts on the support of a network composed of more than 140 universities from all over the world referred to as the University Network.

Mission, vision and values

Vision

A world composed of peaceful societies that are respectful of human rights and fundamental freedoms in which Helsinki España is a leading organization in education for peace, development and human rights, at both national and international levels.

 

Mission

Work towards the respect and protection of human rights through education at the university level. Focus our efforts on the development of training initiatives related to peace, conflict resolution, human rights, poverty, and development.

 

Our Values

Tolerance and non-discrimination – we work with youths to promote tolerance, diversity and non-discrimination with regards to race, ethnicity, gender, place of birth, social status, political views, cultural and linguistic identity, disability, and religious believes.

Equality – we work to achieve full equality in the access to resources, opportunities, rights and responsibilities across all people, regardless of their gender, race, disability and beliefs.

Education of excellence – we work with the best experts to offer an education based in excellence and innovation that encourages critical thinking and analysis.

Partnerships and collaborations – we work to reinforce our commitment to partnerships with organizations with relevant expertise in human rights, peace and conflict resolution education.

Community and Volunteering – we work to promote volunteering as a key tool for the promotion, protection and realization of human rights.

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