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Call for Proposals: Training Design and Delivery on the Topic of Human Rights and Children

The Informal Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Seminar on Human Rights promotes mutual understanding and co-operation between Europe and Asia in the area of political dialogue, particularly on human rights issues, and encourages an open and non-confrontational debate between representatives of civil society organisations and officials from all ASEM Partners. The Seminar series is co-organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France, the Department of the Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.


In 2017, the co-organisers introduced a capacity-building component on human rights to support the Seminar’s overall objective of promoting mutual understanding and cooperation on human rights issues in ASEM. Capacity-building will be delivered via an annual human rights training, related to the Seminar theme.


The 17th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights will take place on 7-9 November 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the theme “Human Rights and Children”. A human rights training on the same topic will be conducted on the sidelines of the Seminar on 6-9 November 2017, in Sofia, Bulgaria.


ASEF is seeking an individual trainer / training organisation to design and deliver a training on human rights and children with a view to:

  • Build capacity and improve competency of ASEM Partners to implement international and regional frameworks protecting children’s rights, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
  • Provide theoretical and practical learning on a human rights-based approach to promote and protect children’s rights
  • Improve understanding of human rights in the context of ASEM/Asia-Europe relations

Submission of proposals to ASEF must include an outline of the methodology, curriculum and training activities, budget breakdown, CVs of the trainer/organisation (using Europass template) and cover letter. To download a template of the Europass CV, please click here.


Proposals should be emailed to ASEF at the by Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 12:00 midnight (Singapore time).


For more details, please see the full text of the Call for Proposals.