Else Engel und Lea Fennerright now is an initiative by the human rights experts and educators Else Engel and Lea Fenner.

Our work focuses on children’s rights and human rights education. We realise educational programmes as well as studies, participation processes and publications for children, youth, parents and professionals. Thus we support individuals and organi- sations in transforming human rights into practice.


Professional experience

In recent years we worked for clients in the field of children’s rights, human rights and education, among them the German Institute for Human Rights, the German Kinderhilfswerk, the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft, terre des hommes and UNICEF Germany.

Together with the department for history didactics at the Freie Universität and HREA were co-edited a handbook on history learning and human rights education.

We provide an overview over our present work and clients under news, publications and references.


We are members of the BundesNetzwerk Kinder- und Jugendbeteiligung, the Bündnis Bildung für eine demokratische Gesellschaft and the Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe (DARE) Network.


We hold university degrees in History, Geography, Cultural Studies, Education and Sociology and completed the European Master in Children’s Rights. In addition we have studied Peace and Conflict Studies. Within the framework of our studies in Education we have comprehensive training in didactics.

Advanced training

We took part in train the trainer courses on the issues of human rights education and inclusion by the Council of Europe, the Nort-South Centre, The Network University and the German Institute for Human Rights. In addition, we are a qualified Betzavta trainer.

Furthermore we have advanced training in project management, in consultancy process and project cycles of systemic project management as well as in press relations and advocacy.

“I was delighted to hear about this new project. Human rights education matters, not least because it informs also children and youth about their rights and helps them to claim these rights. The project is in the hands of two competent women, whom I got to know as committed and talented students of our European Master in Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights. I wish their project a positive response.”

Prof. Dr. Manfred Liebel

Head of the European Master in Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights and director of the Institute for International Studies in Childhood and Youth, International Academy for Innovative Pedagogy, Psychology and Economics (INA) at the Freie Universität Berlin