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.