CDA Training Hub for the Promotion of Human Rights in the Area of Migration, Asylum, Statelessness and the Integration of Foreigners (hereafter CDATH) is established within
Law Centre of Advocates and is a separate sphere of activity of the organisation
Law Centre of Advocates (CDA) aims to make the CDATH the main provider of legal training activities from a human rights perspective, and aims to enhance the capacity of groups of professionals who, in their daily work, interact with foreigners on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. Among these professional groups are primarily employees of the Border Police and the General Inspectorate for Migration, lawyers, judges, prosecutors, social workers. Last but not least, the beneficiaries of the trainings and sessions offered by CDATH are representatives of NGOs, media, foreigners living in the Republic of Moldova.
The CDATH will become not only a training platform in the field of migration, asylum, statelessness and integration of foreigners, but also a training methodology, a resource for professionals and institutions working in the field of migration, asylum, statelessness and integration of foreigners.
Therefore, the objective of CDATH is to support professionals, authorities/institutions in their professional development of specialists interacting with foreigners in the territory of the Republic of Moldova.
The trainings are carried out with physical presence (face-to-face) and online based on the Human Rights Training Methodology and the Training Programme Design Methodology (document for internal use, developed as an informational and methodological support in the process of planning and carrying out training activities carried out by the CDA), as well as on the relevant experience of CDA trainers and invited trainers. This ensures high standards of human rights education and promotion for the participants in the training process, through training and development of the competences of state agents, acting as holders of human rights obligations.
CDATH’s work is carried out by CDA trainers, but also by external trainers – well-known specialists in different fields, whose professional experience is useful for the training objectives and applicable to the subject studied. The trainers are provided with specialised methodical advice and assistance in coordinating and organising training based on long-term planning and, most importantly, on procedures and methodologies established by choosing the most appropriate training procedures and methods. Several requirements are put forward for all CDATH trainers: sound knowledge, experience in applying it in the field, skills, dexterity, training of trainers, ability to work with specific groups of professionals, openness to modern interactive teaching methods, commitment to human rights values.
All training programmes are developed taking into account human rights education standards and the human rights-based approach (HRBA).
The CDA aims to develop the Training Hub in a timely manner, including with input from other public associations active in the field of human rights, especially those providing services to vulnerable groups of beneficiaries (children, elderly, disabled, LGBTIQ+, etc.).