Knowledge and skills relating to education for democratic citizenship and human rights education are key components of a teacher’s expertise. Despite their importance, however, no consistent training is currently offered to all teachers. The project for the development of education for democratic citizenship and human rights education in teacher training (1 August 2018–31 July 2021) explores how related learning content can be promoted in teacher training. The University of Helsinki is coordinating the project as part of the cooperation associated with the UNESCO Chair in Values, Dialogue and Human Rights in Education. Education for democratic citizenship and human rights education provide the knowledge and skills needed to promote a culture of respect for participation and human rights. Teacher training should explore values, rights and duties, and provide the knowledge and skills for participation in society, critical thinking and dialogue.