Workshop for young Europeans on the Abolition of the Death Penalty – Council of Europe, ECPM and German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty inviting!

This summer, for the second time, a workshop and training programme is being held for young people who want to campaign for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty. The organisers are the Council of Europe and the French organisation Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM), together with the German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (GCADP).

Target group

Are you between 18 and 30 years old?

Are you a citizen and/or live in one of the member states of the Council of Europe?

Are you studying law, journalism, political science, communication, art, education, humanities or are you a civil society activist working for human rights?

Do you have a strong interest in human rights and would you like to get involved with other young people in Europe in a medium-term project for human rights and the abolition of the death penalty?

Do you speak English and/or French? (A command of one of the two official languages of the Council of Europe is a prerequisite for participation in this course.)

You have time to travel to Strasbourg (France) from 18 to 22 June 2024? (The workshop lasts three days, 19 to 21 June. The 18th and 22nd of June are for arrival and departure.) Travelling expenses and costs for accommodation and meals will be fully covered or reimbursed.

Workshop in Strasbourg in June 2023


–> Deepen your theoretical knowledge about the abolition of the death penalty (arguments of abolitionists, situation in the world, etc.)
–> Discover or deepen your knowledge of methods of advocacy and action work (social networks, mobilisation of the general public, networking, etc.)
–> Work with committed and creative students and young activists in Europe.
–> Learn to understand the techniques of community project building.
–> Have an enriching human and solidarity experience.
–> Contribute to the Council of Europe’s mission in favour of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
–> Live an intercultural co-creation experience at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg.

Registration / application until 25 March 2024

Further information and application for one of the 50 workshop places by 25 March 2024 via this online platform: or Attach a link to a video (1 minute; not mandatory, but highly recommended) in which you briefly introduce yourself and describe your motivation!


Impressions and a report on the first workshop in June 2023:

Laura Agofsky
German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

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