e-DARE (Year 6, issue 12/2009)

 

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

Year 6, issue 12/2009 (22 December 2009)
Deadline for contributions for the next issue: 08 February 2010
Publication:
23 February 2010

Links: e-DARE archive, DARE website, DARE blog


 Table of contents

1. Letter from the Chair
2. Register now! Conference in Glasgow, March 4-5, 2010
3. DARE selected as best Practise for Active Citizenship
4. EU Fundraising Strategies - DARE Conference Documentation online !
5. DARE - Synchronized Action Days 2009
6. Call for expression of interest: Training Courses in Human Rights Education

7. Campaign THAT'S RIGHT! ECHR 1950 - 2010 started on December 10th
8. Deliberating in a Democracy
9. Humanity in Action Summer Fellowships 2010: apply now!
10. My Netlog, Your Netlog, Our Rights
11. Education in Diversity
12. The Model European Parliament Baltic Sea Region (MEP BSR)
13. Launch of National Plan for HRE in the Netherlands
14. Launch of Portal for Human Rights Schools
15. Global Education Newsletter - Fall 2009 - North-South Centre (Council of Europe)
16. NECE conference in Vilnius sees risk to loose citizenship in Europe
17. The European Wergeland Centre - EWC Summer Academy in Poland
18. HREA research paper on HRE in German schools now available online
19. Over 25 issues of e-DARE

Editorial


 1. Letter from the Chair

Dear DARE Network members, friends and colleagues,

With the year drawing to an end let me summarise a few of the hightlights of 2009... (...) After such a busy and successfull year, let me wish you a restful holiday season! I hope to see many of you at upcoming DARE events in the next few months...
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 2. Register now! Conference: "Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe through Education for Democratic Citizenship / Human Rights Education”


BEMIS (Black and Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland) and DARE (Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning) are hosting the international conference: "Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe through Education for Democratic Citizenship / Human Rights Education” in Glasgow, March 4-5, 2010.

The registration deadline is Jan 10, 2010.

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Tanveer Parnez, BEMIS (Scotland, UK)

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 3. DARE selected as best Practise for Active Citizenship

The DARE network is invited to the 10th anniversary of the Grundtvig Programme in Brussels 26th - 28th January 2010. During the conference Georg Pirker will present the DARE network and its activities and outcomes to an international audience of experts/politicians/practitioners from all over Europe as a role model for networks dealing with the issue of adult education and active citizenship in the EU.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 4. EU Fundraising Strategies - DARE Conference Documentation online!

The DARE conference “Fundraising strategies for European initiatives in the field of Education for De-mocratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education” (Copenhagen, Oct 1-3, 2009) aimed to highlight the EU policy framework in the field of EDC/HRE and to exchange successful fundraising strategies employed by stakeholders in the field.
The full conference documentation with all reports and presentations is now online!
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Anne Stalfort, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 5. Synchronized Action Days 2009 - Democracy and Human Rights Education

The DARE Network has invited educational organisations from all over Europe to contribute to the Synchronized Action Days 2009 with their Activities in Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights taking place around Human Rights Day.

Synchronized Action Days are a powerful dissemination tool...

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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 6. Call for expression of interest National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education

The Council of Europe is launching a call for applications to the National Regional Training Courses on Human Rights Education for 2010.

The call is addressed to non-governmental youth organisations and/or other non-governmental and governmental organisations and institutions involved in human rights education with young people.

The deadline for applications is the 26th January 2010, the courses should be held between 15 March and 15 December 2010.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 7. 60 Years European Convention for Human Rights: Campaign THAT'S RIGHT! ECHR 1950 - 2010 started on December 10th

Human Rights resounding throughout the land! Or - to stick to the truth - the negation of Human Rights.

The European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (ETC Graz) developed a year-long campaign in commemoration of 60 years ECHR.

The campaign GANZ RECHT! (roughly translated: that's right!) is based on posters and postcards...

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

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 8. Deliberating in a Democracy

The Friendship Ambassadors Association based in Târgoviste, Romania has been carrying out a three-year project named 'Deliberating in a Democracy' since September 2007 (see www.deliberating.org). (...) They run deliberations on various issues (Recycling, Freedom of expression, Global climate change, Domestic Violence, Voting, Cyberbullying etc.) and assist their about 300 students to communicate with their American peers via the discussion board. (...) Our teachers train and/or coach other teachers on the structured academic controversy (SAC) or deliberation, the method promoted by the project.

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Corina Leca, Friendship Ambassadors Association (Romania)

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 9. Humanity in Action Summer Fellowships 2010: apply now!

Students or recent graduates from Bosnia, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the Ukraine and the USA are invited to apply for the five-week HUMANITY IN ACTION Summer Programs 2010 on human and minority rights, diversity and democracy.

The HIA Fellowship Summer Programs in Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United States reflect the specific histories and present challenges of each host country. All programs are designed for international groups of 20-30 students.

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Anne Stalfort, Humanity in Action (Germany)

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 10. My Netlog, Your Netlog, Our Rights

‘My Netlog, Your Netlog, Our Rights’ is an exciting and innovative project recently launched by VORMEN vzw (centre of expertise on human rights education) and Mobile School vzw (an organisation working with street children worldwide).

The overall objective of "My Netlog, Your Netlog, Our Rights" is to raise awareness and activate young people on children’s rights - both their own rights and those of fellow youth here and in the global South. Our aim is to broaden young people's views on development cooperation by using Web 2.0 tools.

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Fiona Ang, VORMEN vzw (Belgium)

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 11. Education in Diversity

Living in a multi ethnic and diverse society provides a great opportunity for mutual understanding but as Europe become more religiously diverse conflicts in intercultural relations also appear. Partners Bulgaria team actively particpates in educational initiatives which promote tolerance and embrase diversity. As a part of consortium led by CEJI (A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe) and supported by the European Commission Life Long Learning Program, Partners Bulgaria has been engaged in the development of a new training programme for adult educators to address issues of religious diversity and anti-discrimination.
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Daniela Kolarova, Partners Bulgaria Foundation (Bulgaria)

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 12. The Model European Parliament Baltic Sea Region (MEP BSR)

100 High School students from 9 countries round the Baltic Sea and from guest countries recently met in Copenhagen for a 6-day seminar to discuss topics about foreign policy, integration, climate, media, education and mobility in a youth parliament, which is set up twice a year in Northern European cities. The project is a core activity in IUC Europe’s democracy projects - a leadership program focusing on educating young people to understand the role of democracy and develop political awareness and understanding of cultural diversity without the interference of teachers/directors.
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Nina Nørgaard, IUC-Europe (Denmark)

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 13. Launch of National Plan for HRE in the Netherlands

On Human Rights Day, 10 December 2009, a National Plan for Human Rights Education was adopted by the Dutch government and civil society organisations. The Stimuleringsplan voor de integratie van mensenrechteneducatie in het funderend onderwijs outlines a strategy for sustainable integration of human rights education (HRE) into primary and secondary schools in the Netherlands.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 14. Launch of Portal for Human Rights Schools

HREA is very pleased to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) with the launch of a new web portal to promote understanding and application of a human rights-based approach to schooling.

The CRC calls for all children to be treated with dignity and respect. In the context of schooling this means...

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Steven Courchesne, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 15. Global Education Newsletter - Fall 2009 - North-South Centre of the Council of Europe

Global Education News is an electronic newsletter where national global education practitioners can share global education news and best practices, useful thematic links and educational materials. It also serves as a medium for the North-South Centre global education network national coordinators' own use.
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Steven Courchesne, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 16. NECE conference in Vilnius sees risk to loose citizenship in Europe

The NECE Networking European Citizenship Education Conference Education in Vilnius (3-5 Dec 09) ended with a strong call for sustainable funding for cultural and civic educational projects.

It was surprising that during the final plenary session all working groups rapporteurs indicated that the groups identified the genuine funding of pilot projects...
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 17. The European Wergeland Centre - EWC Summer Academy in Poland

Recently EWC Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad and Special Adviser Gunnar Mandt met with the Polish Deputy Minister of National Education, Krzysztof Stanowski in Warsaw, Poland to discuss the possibility of organizing a summer academy in Warsaw, a joint project between the Polish Ministry of National Education, the National In-Service Teacher Training Centre in Poland and the EWC.
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Steven Courchesne, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 18. HREA research paper on HRE in German schools now available online

The second issue in HREA's Research in Human Rights Education Papers is now available. The paper is a study on the impact of a nationwide human rights education curriculum in the framework of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project in Germany. "Human Rights Education in German Schools and Post-Secondary Institutions: Results of a Study" is written Dr. Lothar Müller of the University of Trier.  
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 19. Over 25 issues of e-DARE

The previous issue of e-DARE, published in October 2009, proves to have been the 25th issue that has been published till now. The first issue dates from 23 October 2003. At this occasion VORMEN vzw (the Belgian (Flemish) center of expertise on human rights and children's rights education), which since the first issue off coordinated and published it on DARE's behalf, wants to express its thanks...
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Wim Taelman, VORMEN vzw (Belgium)

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 Editorial

This newsletter is edited by the DARE project 'Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning', which receives funding from the European Community (Lifelong Learning Programme).

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Editor: Wim Taelman
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