The Human Rights Academy works to strengthen democracy, civil society and the respect for the international human rights in Norway and abroad
- Organizes courses and workshops on human rights, democracy, civil society and intercultural understanding. A specialty is participatory methods. This active way of learning is democracy in practice.
- Develops innovative pedagogical materials (see e.g.: www.journalism-edu.org )
- Offers advisory and expert activity
Target groups are teachers, students, journalists, youth leaders, immigrants and asylum seekers among others. HRA cooperates with universities and university colleges, teacher training institutions, schools, research centers, asylum centers and public institutions.
HRA has organized educational activities in Russia, Portugal, Bulgaria, Poland, India and Burundi, as well as Norway. HRA is a member of the DARE network (Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe).
Non-governmental organization/ non-profit