e-DARE (Issue 12/2010)

 

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

Issue 12/2010 (20 December 2010)

Links: e-DARE archive, DARE blog


 Table of contents

01. Letter from the Chair
02. DARE statement on Validation and Assessment in non-formal EDC/HRE
03. DARE Network office 2011-2012 at Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten (AdB)
04. DARE Synchronized Action Days 2010 - Democracy and Human Rights Education
05. DARE Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning Compendium on the DARE Network
06. DARE New CD ROM: Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning

07. DARE Project meeting 10 November 2010: results and pictures
08. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Humanity In Action Fellowship Programs 2011
09. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DARE Training: Education Strategies against Right-Wing Extremism and Group-Focused Enmity in Europe, 22-28 May 2011, Werftpfuhl/Berlin
10. CALL FOR INPUT: Forum on draft right to education indicators
11. CALL FOR INPUT: Consultation on the Citizenship Programme
12. COURSE: New HREA introductory e-course on the rights of the child
13. CONFERENCE: International Academy "Remembrance and Human Rights", Berlin, March 2011
14. CONFERENCE: A Europe of Active Citizens: the results
15. CONFERENCE: Your commitment - participate actively in society, March 2011 European Youth Encounters Centre (Germany)
16. ACTION: 10 December: Ringing the Bells of Europe in Support of Human Rights
17. ACTION: 20 November: World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and Youth
18. MATERIALS: Teaching material on trafficking in human beings
19. MATERIALS: "Migration on Tour": exhibition and internet module
20. PUBLICATION: Safe Internet. Teacher's Book.
21. PUBLICATION: Understanding the Holocaust through HRE - FRA Handbook for teachers
22. PUBLICATION: Human Rights Report of the City of Graz (Austria)
23. PUBLICATION: Living in Diversity - Lesson Plans for Secondary Schools
24. PROJECT: Child Trafficking Response Programme Phase III: 2009-2011
25. PROJECT: Children's Rights Education and Law Enforcement Officals: some lessons learned
26. PROJECT: Educating Children and Young People in a Changing Climate
27. PROJECT: OSCE/ODIHR launches project to support domestic war crimes trials in former Yugoslavia
28. NEWS: Asma Jahangir wins UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of HR
29. NEWS: Update on the World Programme for Human Rights Education
30. NEWS: Hammarberg: European Muslims are stigmatised by populist rhetoric
31. NEWS: Council of Europe Charter on EDC/HRE
32. DARE Video 17: Bryony Hoskins on defining "Active Citizenship"
33. PAPER: Europe 2020: A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

Editorial

 


 01. 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 highlights of 2010...
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 02. DARE statement on Validation and Assessment in non-formal Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education


Formal, non-formal and informal education are complementary forms of education and mutually reinforcing elements of a lifelong learning process. Accredited and non-accredited HRE/EDC activities each have their own value. All these diverse options should thus be available to learners.

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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 03. DARE Network office 2011-2012 at Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten (AdB)

The General Assembly of DARE decided on its session on 3rd July 2010 in Vilnius to locate the networks office of DARE for the period 2011-2012 at AdB. AdB coordinated the GRUNDTVIG funded DARE networks (2003-2005; 2007-2010) and therefore has a lot of experience with most coordination activities in DARE.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 04. DARE Synchronized Action Days 2010 - Democracy and Human Rights Education

The DARE Network has invited educational organisations from all over Europe to contribute to the Synchronized Action Days 2010 with their EDC/HRE activities taking place around Human Rights Day.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 05. DARE Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning - Compendium on the DARE Network

Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning. A compendium on the DARE network and its main activities from 2007-2007.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 06. DARE New CD ROM: Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning

This CD-ROM is an interactive full documentation of the DARE network activities between 2007 and 2009.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 07. DARE Project meeting 10 November 2010: results and pictures

On November 10, about 20 representatives of the European DARE project consortium met in Budapest to assess the 2010 work plan and discuss future DARE activities in 2011.
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Anne Stalfort, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 08. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Humanity In Action Fellowship Programs 2011

Humanity in Action (HIA) fellowship programs will take place for five weeks in the summer of 2011 in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw. Each program will run simultaneously from June 2 through July 3, 2011. Intensive and demanding, the HIA Fellowship programs bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
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Antje Scheidler, Humanity In Action (Germany)

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 09. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DARE Training: Education Strategies against Right-Wing Extremism and Group- Focused Enmity in Europe, 22-28 May 2011, Werftpfuhl/Berlin

This GRUNDTVIG in-service training course aims first at gathering information on the issue of Right Wing Extremism and Group-Focused Enmity in Europe, with a special regard to the political situation in each country. Application deadline is 14 January 2011. The next DARE General Assembly will presumably take place on occasion of this Grundtvig In service training on 28 May 2011 in Berlin.
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 10. CALL FOR INPUT: Forum on draft right to education indicators

The Right to Education Project has drafted more than 200 rights-based indicators for measuring the fulfilment of the State's obligation to ensure the right to education, as expressed in international human rights law. We invite you to look at all of them and join our online Forum to reflect on their possible use.
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 11. CALL FOR INPUT: EU: Consultation on the Citizenship Programme

The online consultation on the future of the Europe for Citizens Programme for 2014-2020 will be open until 5 January 2011.
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 12. COURSE: New HREA introductory e-course on the rights of the child

HREA has launched a second introductory e-course: Rights of the Child. It is primarily intended for those who want a quick introduction through readings and rich multimedia, including videos and podcasts.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 13. CONFERENCE: International Academy "Remembrance and Human Rights", Berlin, 20-25 March 2011

We invite you to this unique learning opportunity for people working in the fields of human rights education, historical education and remembrance.
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Anne Stalfort, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 14. CONFERENCE: A Europe of Active Citizens: the results

The focus of this conference, taking place in Budapest on 11 Nov 2010, was on assessment, policy responses and recommendations on active citizenship education.
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Anne Stalfort,
Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 15. CONFERENCE: Your commitment - participate actively in society, 20-26 March 2011, European Youth Encounters Centre (Germany)

Workshop for strengthening civic engagement in Europe (in German)
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Ivelina Kovanlashka, MitOst (Germany)

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 16. ACTION: 10 December: Ringing the Bells of Europe in Support of Human Rights

At 8 p.m. on December 10, the belltower of the church of Saint John the Baptist in Arrone (Umbria, Italy) launched the "voice" of the bells for Human Rights Day...
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Carola Carazzone, VIS (Italy)

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 17. ACTION: 20 November: World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and Youth

The World's Children's Day is also the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and Youth, aiming at involving people from all religious and secular backgrounds to recommit themselves to working together to achieve internationally agreed goals for children such as the Millennium Development Goals.
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Carola Carazzone, VIS (Italy)

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 18. MATERIALS: Teaching material on Trafficking in Human Beings

An estimated 2.4 million children, women and men are victims of human trafficking each year. In order to call attention to this fundamental violation of human rights and to raise aw areness in schools, Zentrum polis - the Austrian Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Schools - developed teaching material on this topic.
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Maria Haupt, Zentrum polis (Austria)

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 19. MATERIALS: "Migration on Tour": exhibition and internet module

In close cooperation with teachers and students, the Democracy Center Vienna has developed the travelling exhibition "Migration on Tour". It deals with different aspects of migration patterns in Europe - both currently and historically - and focuses on Austria as a country of migration.
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Elisabeth Röhrlich, Demokratiezentrum Wien (Austria)

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 20. PUBLICATION: Safe Internet. Teacher's Book

Nowadays children spend much more time in front of computers than before. Parents and experts worldwide are concerned about some negative trends. Partners Bulgaria Foundation developed the Safe Internet Teacher's Book.
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Lora Lalova, Partners Bulgaria Foundation (Bulgaria)

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 21. PUBLICATION: Understanding the Holocaust through Human Rights Education - FRA Handbook for teachers

To mark this year's anniversary of "the night of the broken glass", the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) publishes a handbook for teachers: Excursion to the past - teaching for the future. The handbook emphasises the link between teaching about the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes, and teaching about human rights and democracy.
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 22. PUBLICATION: Human Rights Report of the City of Graz (Austria)

This is the thrid report presented by the Human Rights Advisory Council of the City of Graz on the city's human rights situation. It can be used to raise awareness among city administration employees.
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Barbara Schmiedl, Europäisches Trainings- und Forschungszentrum für Menschenrechte und Demokratie (Austria)

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 23. PUBLICATION: Living in Diversity - Lesson Plans for Secondary Schools

This handbook was produced in the framework of the pilot project "Intercultural and interfaith dialogue through education", part of the Council of Europe-European Commission joint programme "Fostering a culture of human rights in South Caucasas and Ukraine".
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 24. PROJECT: Child Trafficking Response Programme Phase III: 2009-2011

Every year, thousands of juveniles and minors from Southeast Europe are trafficked and involved in different forms of exploitation, begging and committing pocket-picking thefts. Bulgaria remains a country of origin and transit and to a lesser extent a country of destination.
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Lora Lalova, Partners Bulgaria Foundation (Bulgaria)

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 25. PROJECT: Children's Rights Education and Law Enforcement Officials: some lessons learned

Since the end of 2008, vormen has been funded by the Flemish government to act as trainers in children's rights education for law enforcement officials. Our 8-hour training session has been heavily amended throughout time, with results that are now satisfactory to both our participants and ourselves. We would like to share with you the main obstacles we had to overcome.
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Fiona Ang, vormen vzw (Belgium)

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 26. PROJECT: Educating Children and Young People in a Changing Climate (Make the Link - Climate exChange)

Specific objective is: to develop meaningful interaction between young people in carbon-consuming EU countries and young people in vulnerable African countries, generating learning and action in support of climate change mitigation and adaptation at the local and global level.
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Lora Lalova, Partners Bulgaria Foundation (Bulgaria)

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 27. PROJECT: OSCE/ODIHR launches major project to support domestic war crimes trials in former Yugoslavia

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) today officially launched a major regional project aimed at strengthening the capacity of judiciaries to handle war crimes cases.
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 28. NEWS: Asma Jahangir wins UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights

UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, has nominated Asma Jahangir from Pakistan as laureate of the 2010 UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights.
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 29. NEWS: Update on the World Programme for Human Rights Education

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights would like to inform you of two recent developments related to the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing).
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 30. NEWS: Hammarberg: European Muslims are stigmatised by populist rhetoric

European countries appear to face another crisis beyond budget deficits – the disintegration of human values. One symptom is the increasing expression of intolerance towards Muslims, says the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, in his latest Human Rights Comment.
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 31. NEWS: Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education

Education is increasingly seen as a defence against the rise of violence, racism, extremism, xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance. This growing awareness is reflected in the adoption of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education by the Organisation's 47 member states in the framework of Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)7.
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 32. DARE VIDEO 17: Bryony Hoskins on defining "Active Citizenship"

Bryony Hoskins, previous leader of the Active Citizenship Project at the European Commission, presented the recently developed “working definition of Active Citizenship” and explained how this definition can impact future policies and educational practice.
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This video is part of the DARE video library.

Other video interviews:

 - Cat McIlroy (AONTAS) on gender identity, human rights and transgender inclusion.

- Anne Stalfortt (AdB) on Citizenship Education and EU Grants for Jobshadowing.

- David Kerr (ICCS) on ICCS Study results.

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 33. PAPER: Europe 2020: A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth (summary)

This BEMIS paper summarizes Europe 2020.
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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:
vormen vzw (Fiona Ang)
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