Eskura develop three tipes of activities: recopilate, generate and divulgation
What is Eskura?
Eskura is a centre that
on human rights.
Located in Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain) and founded in collaboration with the Basque Country government, the District Council of Gipuzkoa and the Donostia-San Sebastián Cityhall.
Our mission is to provide Basque Country residents with information on their rights so that they exercise said rights in their daily lives. We also provide information on human rights law, and present and past injustices so that we can make conscientious decisions in the future that will foster peaceful coexistence in our multi-cultural society.
We also provide complementary support to initiatives being developed by various community associations and educational centres who work to promote and defend human rights in the Basque Country Autonomous Community.
Lines of action
We perform the following activities: compile, develop and disseminate human rights educational resources. These resources are for educational and social pedagogy purposes; and to engage citizen participation. The action lines are focused on:
- Human rights, a culture of peace and coexistence.
- Human rights, non-discrimination and diversity.
What are human rights educational resources?
EThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) points out that human rights education “does not only provide knowledge about human rights and the mechanisms that protect them, but also imparts the skills needed to promote, defend and apply human rights in daily life”.
It is thereby necessary to have access to different educational resources in order to contribute to human resources education. This can be any instrument or tool that through use, observation, reading or participation, acts as a vehicle to transfer human rights knowledge.
International Human Rights Educational Resource Workshop
Human Rights Educational Resource Fair
Human rights education requires close cooperation and collaboration among human rights governmental agencies, local institutions, entities, associations and civil society. This allows seeking cooperation on all three lines of action: compile, disseminate and develop.
The Basque Country government, the District Council of Gipuzkoa and the Donostia/San Sebastián Cityhall have jointly undertaken to promote the Human Rights Resource Centre in the House of Human Rights and Peace in Aiete.
The Centre is a complementary mechanism to those already in place in the Basque Country regarding memory, coexistence and human rights. It has a very specific, practical and definite function that until hitherto was not being covered—the systematic dissemination of human rights educational resources. This objective is defined by the three sponsoring institution’s will and commitment to human rights and shared coexistence.
The Directorate-General is composed of six members, two from each of the participating institutions. It ensures interinstitutional coordination and oversight of the Eskura Centre. The Directorate-General also ensures the development of the Centre and implementation of all action lines, including activities and budgets.