e-DARE (Issue 06/2010)

 

Newsletter on Human Rights Education
and Education for Democracy
Published by the DARE project and the DARE network

Issue 06/2010 (22 June 2010)
Deadline for contributions for the next issue:10 September 2010
Publication:
21 September 2010


 Table of contents

1.   Letter from the Chair
2.   Synchronised Action Days 2010
3.   Childrens rights education for adult learners
4.   Council of Europe Charter on EDC/HRE adopted
5.   FRA: Europe must further strengthen fundamental rights protection
6.   Launch of EWC database for people working in EDC, HRE and intercultural understanding

7.   Citizenship through Religious Education
8.   TRIALOG - Trilateral Dialogue of Human Rights Educators in German-speaking Countries
9.   Launch of Human Rights Education on amnesty.org
10. Teachers and Human Rights Education new book now available
11. New EMHRN publication with methodologies for using games, films and role-playing in HRE
12. Conference 'Education and Citizenship in a Globalising World'
13. Call for applications: MA in Human Rights & Conflict Management 2010-2011
14. Report on the right to education of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
15. NECE Conference: “Chances of Cultural and Citizenship Education within the Development of Cities and Urban Spaces”
16. Go green, go good, go global - Education for sustainable development in Youth Work
17. HRE in non-formal settings: Lessons learned from the Rights Education Action Programme
18. Citizenship Reloaded: Active Citizenship and its implications for EDC/HRE, Vilnius 1-2 July 2010
19. DARE member Polish Helsinki Foundation elected to the Advisory Panel of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency
20. Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion with HRE/EDC
21. FRA stakeholder consultation mapping and institutional needs assessment in HRE in the European Union

Editorial


 1. Letter from the Chair

Dear DARE Network members, friends and colleagues,

This Spring has brought some interesting political and policy initiatives to promote EDC and HRE.

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the European Union recently conducted a human rights education "stakeholder consultation" in order to determine in what specific areas FRA should became active.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 2. Synchronised Action Days 2010: invest 15 minutes and gain visibility all over Europe!


Share and showcase your activities leading up to Human Rights Day 2010 and gain visibility all over Europe!

SYNCHRONIZED ACTION DAYS are a powerful PR tool.

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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 3. Children´s Rights Education for adult learnerss: DARE textbook available online!

The DARE focus meeting “Children's Rights Education for Adult Learners” in Brussels (January 2010) explored the strategies of children’s rights education for adults, bearing in mind that it is mainly adults who in many cases protect and enforce children’s rights. Fourteen experts representing ten European organisations gathered for a two-day exchange of best practices and discussion of policy approaches in the field.
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Anne Stalfort, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 4. Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education adopted

On 11 May 2010, the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and representatives of the 47 Council of Europe member states adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)7 on the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education at the 120th Session of the Committee of Ministers.
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Wim Taelman, VORMEN (Belgium)

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 5. FRA: Europe must further strengthen fundamental rights protection

The 2010 Annual Report of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) identifies challenges in the areas of data protection, extreme exploitation in the workplace, rights of the child, racism and discrimination, and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) issues.
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 6. Launch of EWC database for people working in education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding

The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) has launched Share & Connect – an expert database designed to facilitate online networking among people working in the field of education for human rights, democratic citizenship, and intercultural understanding. Researchers, PhD students, teacher trainers, teachers and other education professionals across Europe and beyond can connect through the database to share their experiences and to benefit from each others’ expertise.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 7. Citizenship through Religious Education

Citizenship through Religious Education is a new educational resource that provides teachers with ideas and activities for teaching Citizenship, within the context of Religious Education, at Key Stages 3 and 4.
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Ted Huddleston (author of the publication), Associate of the Citizenship Foundation (UK)

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 8. TRIALOG - Trilateral Dialogue of Human Rights Educators in German-speaking Countries

The idea of TRIALOG - building an informal network of human rights educators - was born during a coffee break at the VDPA+15 conference in August 2008. Half a year later, in February 2009, human rights educators from Austria, Germany and Switzerland met for a constitutive meeting at the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (ETC) in Graz/Austria.

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Barbara Schmiedl, European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (Austria)

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 9. Launch of Human Rights Education on amnesty.org

Amnesty International's work in human rights education spans formal, non-formal and informal sectors across all continents. Information about international human rights education is online now.
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 10. Teachers and Human Rights Education new book now available

The new book Teachers and Human Rights Education (Audrey Osler and Hugh Starkey) is now published and is available now from Trentham Books or from the US distributor Stylus.

Why do teachers need to be familiar with human rights?

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 11. New EMHRN publication with methodologies for using games, films and role-playing in HRE

EMHRN publishes "Resources for Human Rights Education 2: Using Games, Films and Role-Playing". This resource book is based on the experiences of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) Summer School in Turkey 2008.
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 12. Conference 'Education and Citizenship in a Globalising World' (London, 19-20 November 2010)

This is the third international education conference convened jointly by the Institute of Education (IOE), London and Beijing Normal University (BNU). The languages of the conference will be English and Mandarin Chinese.
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Hugh Starkey, Institute of Education, University of London (UK)

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 13. Call for applications: MA in Human Rights & Conflict Management 2010-2011 (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa)

The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics and regional issues in historical perspective, ...
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 14. Report on the right to education of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

The report was presented at the beginning of June 2010 at the Human Rights Council, together with reports of the official visits to Mongolia, Paraguay and Mexico.
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 15. NECE Conference: “Chances of Cultural and Citizenship Education within the Development of Cities and Urban Spaces”
29.09.-01.10.2010, The Stazione Marittima Congress Centre, Molo Bersaglieri 3, I-34124 Trieste/IT

Pre-register now!
This year's NECE Networking Conference focuses on the chances of cultural and citizenship education within the development of cities and urban spaces. The conference thereby refers to dramatic changes in European cities: Migration and mobility reduce the cohesion within many urban societies.
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 16. Go green, go good, go global - Education for sustainable development in Youth Work
International Training Course for Youth Leaders 26th September 2010 - 3rd October 2010

If you and your organisation are interested in the topic of education for sustainable development (ESD), then we have interesting news for you!
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Nina Wilking, Internationales Haus Sonnenberg (Germany)

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 17. Human rights education in non-formal settings: Lessons learned from the Rights Education Action Programme

The Rights Education Action Programme (REAP) is a 10 year-long international human rights education initiative led by Amnesty International Norway.
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 18. Citizenship Reloaded: Active Citizenship and its implications for EDC/HRE, Vilnius 1-2 July 2010

DAREs next European Focus Meeting Citizenship Reloaded: The Demand for “Active Citizenship” in Europe and its Implications for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE). (Vilnius/Lithuania, Hotel Conti, 1-2 July 2010)

There is a rising ambiguity for EDC/HRE purposes in Europe. The definition of “European Citizenship” and “Active Citizenship” as used on the EU level is vague.
 
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 19. DARE member Polish Helsinki Foundation elected to the Advisory Panel of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska (Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, a member of DARE) was elected to the Advisory Board of the European Fundamental Rights Agency.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 20. Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion with HRE/EDC

Recommendations for policy makers:
1. A lack of democracy leads to poverty and social exclusion. Likewise, solely economic measures will not lead to more social cohesion.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)


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 21. FRA stakeholder consultation mapping and institutional needs assessment in HRE in the European Union

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has conducted a Human Rights Education stakeholder consultation, in order to identify specific areas for the FRA to engage. This has resulted in a mapping, which is giving an overview of existing activity and an institutional needs assessment with key recommendations for the FRA.
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 Editorial

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