The Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe (DARE) Network was
officially launched on 28 June 2003 in Antwerp
on Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe).
DARE is registered under Belgian NPO law (Ordenemingsnummer:
480.114.168) as a non profit organization (vereniging
zonder winstoogmerk) and has its legal seat in Belgium (DARE
network, Tiensesteenweg 77, BE 3010 Leuwen)
The network currently consists of 48
members from 26 countries in Europe (»
how to become
a member of DARE). DARE publishes the
regular eDARE newsletter, reports and other »
WHY DARE? -
DARE is a Europe-wide network of NGOs and other organisations
devoted to raise the profile of Education for Democratic
Citizenship (EDC) and Human Rights Education (HRE), promote
transcultural and transnational cooperation, and enhance the
quality of education within these fields.
DARE aims at achieving recognition, visibilitity and adequate
resources for EDC and HRE as a core obligation for the formal and
non-formal education systems throughout Europe.
DARE has been established to address three shortcomings in the
present arrangements for NGOs in Europe carrying out invaluable
work in EDC and HRE:
The prevalence of NGOs
which tend to work without adequate resources and in isolation,
and are therefore inhibited in their access to information, to
potential European partners, and to effective lobbying.
The tendency to treat
separately the distinct but nonetheless closely interrelated
fields of HRE and EDC.
The distance between
research and practice, academia and activists, political
scientists and educators in EDC/HRE.
exchange of information, contents, methods and staff;
common programmes for education and qualification of staff, board
members and volunteers in member organisations;
common databases and systems;
public relations and lobbying at European level;
common educational projects, standards and good practice;
a common resource on funding opportunities (thus minimising the need
for duplication of research);
a common standard for project delivery.
DARE´s most recent EU-project
focused on “Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning”.
Our workplan for 2008-2010 included Special Interest Groups,
Synchronized Action Days, a conference and a hearing on EDC/HRE in the
European parliament ...more
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From Left: Tanveer Parnez (UK) Vice Chair, Lillian Hjorth (NO) board
secretary, Sulev Valdmaa (EE) treasurer, Matia Losego (POR) member,
Borislava Daskalova (BG) chair, Viviana de Paola (IT) member