To engage young people in the discussion around human rights, the YEA Arsentii Hovolchenko developed the idea to carry out a competition of essays for high school students and first- and second-year university students. The project was implemented by the YEAs Anna Trushkina, Arsentii Hovolchenko, and Volodymyr Vasechko.
Participants of the competition could select one of the three topics for the essay preparation (three nominations): current issues of human rights protection, human rights in the context of European integration, or human rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The essays were evaluated by the team of experts consisting of Olena Sotnyk (lawyer, member of the Parliament of Ukraine in 2014-2019), Valentyna Potapova (lawyer, head of the department of education of the Ukrainian
Helsinki Human Rights Union), and Liliia Antoniuk (lawyer, YEAs in Ukraine NFP).
In total, we received 161 essays. Three winners got the main prizes (book certificates) and prizes from the YEAs.
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