e-DARE (Issue 2011/12)

 

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

Issue 2011/12 (21 December 2011)
Deadline for contributions for the next issue: 14 March 2012
Publication:
21 March 2012

Links: e-DARE archive, DARE blog


 Table of contents

01. Letter from the Chair
02. DARE: EDC/HRE Action Days 2011 - map online
03. DARE Video 20: Benjamin Barber on Risks of Citizenship Education Becoming Irrelevant
04. DARE Video 21: David Kerr on Intergenerational Citizenship Education
05. DARE NEWS: DARE General Assembly adopts sustainability plan, elects new board
06. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs 2012
07. CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: National HR Training Courses Council of Europe
08. MATERIALS: New film on History Education: Ich bin
09. MATERIALS: New HRE Manual: Using Poster Artwork to Promote Discussion on Racism
10. PROJECT: Make the link - Climate exChange
11. PROJECT: Lawyers in Schools
12. PROJECT: Children's Rights Education for Parent Associations: some ideas and lessons learned
13. PAPER: Learning Point "Public perception of A8 migrants"
14. POLICY: UN General Assembly adopts Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training
15. POLICY: Priorities of the UK Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the CoE
16. POLICY: European Commission proposal on ERASMUS for ALL
17. POLICY: EU: Renewed European Agenda for Adult Learning 2012 - 2014
18. CONFERENCE REPORT: Closing the empowerment gap - documentation online
19. NEWS: Shortlist for new Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner announced
20. CALL FOR INPUT: Survey on stakeholders consultation and participation
      in EU policy debates at national level

      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 2011...
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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02. DARE: EDC/HRE Action Days 2011 - map online


Get an impression of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education with DARE´s EDC/HRE Action Days map 2011!

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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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03. DARE Video 20: Benjamin Barber on Risks of Citizenship Education Becoming Irrelevant

At the 2011 NECE Conference (Nov 17-19, Warsaw), Benjamin Barber´s keynote speech highlighted current challenges for citizenship education. He stated that citizenship education runs the risk to become irrelevant in respect to how the world is governed today.
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Anne Stalfort, Humanity in Action (Germany)

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04. DARE Video 21: David Kerr on Intergenerational Citizenship Education

At the 2011 NECE Conference (Nov 17-19, Warsaw), David Kerr, Director of Educational Programmes at the Citizenship Foundation (UK) pointed out the need for intergenerational citizenship education responding to the challenges of an ageing population.
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Anne Stalfort, Humanity in Action (Germany)

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05. DARE NEWS: DARE General Assembly adopts sustainability plan, elects new board

Last Saturday, 19 November, DARE held its annual General Assembly in Warsaw. Seven new member organisations were welcomed: Campus for Peace (Open University Catalunya, Spain), EUROCLIO-The European Association of History Educators, "The Child's Crossroad" (Georgia), Internationaler Bund (Germany), MEDIEL (Belgium), MitOst and EduNet (both Germany).
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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06. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs 2012

HIA is an international educational organization that engages, inspires, and continuously develops a network of students, young professionals, and established leaders committed to promoting human rights—in their own communities and around the world. Students and recent graduates from (or with residency in) Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Poland, Ukraine, France, Denmark and The Netherlands are invited!
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Anne Stalfort, Humanity in Action (Germany)

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07. CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: National HR Training Courses Council of Europe

Applications are welcome from non-governmental youth organisations and/or other nongovernmental and governmental organisations and institutions involved in human rights education.
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Anca Ruxandra Pandea, Council of Europe

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08. MATERIALS: New film on History Education: Ich bin

During the time of Communism, a joke was often heard: "Is it possible to predict the future?" - “Yes, we know precisely what future will bring, our problem is the past, as it never seizes to change!" During the Second World War, remarkable figures of resistance raised against the totalitarianism of Nazism and Stalinism. They followed their consciousness without compromising. This film explores how the work of memory is carried out in France, Germany and Russia.

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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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09. MATERIALS: New HRE Manual: Using Poster Artwork to Promote Discussion on Racism

Recognising that creativity can be an effective way to promote reflection on human rights issues, the manual uses visual images (posters) to promote interactive discussion and critical thinking amongst young people about racism and discrimination. The manual is entitled "Racism Revealed: A Manual for Educators on Using Poster Artwork to Promote Discussion on Racism" and is available for download on Amnesty International Slovenia's website.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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10. PROJECT: Make the link - Climate exChange

This European Union funded climate change project run in partnership with Plan offices and Partners Bulgaria is now in its second year, with over 200 schools involved across the UK, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Senegal, Kenya and Malawi. Students are joining in sharing learning on the website platform that was created for the project .
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Ruxandra Ratiu, Citizenship Foundation (UK)

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11. PROJECT: Lawyers in Schools

The successful employee volunteering programme, Lawyers in Schools run by the Citizenship Foundation is currently being trialled in Bucharest, Romania. Lawyers in Schools, places practicing and trainee lawyers into the classroom to work with young people to develop their awareness and understanding of the law.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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12. PROJECT: Children's Rights Education for Parent Associations: some ideas and lessons learned

As a center of expertise on human rights education, with a particular focus on children's rights education, Vormen has developed a training session for parent associations at the primary school level, whose members want to learn about children's rights at home.
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Fiona Ang, vormen vzw (Belgium)

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13. PAPER: Learning Point "Public perception of A8 migrants"

This learning point is about how the press’ portrayals of A8 migrants impact on our perceptions of them.
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Tanveer Parnez, BEMIS (Scotland)

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14. UN General Assembly adopts Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

The United Nations General Assembly in New York adopted the Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. This landmark document recognises the right of every one of the planet's seven billion people to have access to human rights education, a lifelong process involving all ages, all parts of society, and every kind of education, formal and informal.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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15. POLICY: Priorities of the United Kingdom Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

The United Kingdom is proud to be assuming the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from 7 November 2011. As a founder member of the organisation and the first country to ratify the European Convention on Human Rights, the UK takes the responsibility of the Chairmanship, which it last held in 1993, very seriously.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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16. POLICY: European Commission proposal on ERASMUS for ALL as new programme for Education, training, youth and sport

Erasmus for All is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport proposed by the European Commission on 23 November 2011. This programme would bring together all the current EU and international schemes for education, training, youth and sport, replacing seven existing programmes with one from 2014 - 2020.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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17. POLICY: EU: Renewed European Agenda for Adult Learning 2012 - 2014

On 17th November 2011 the Council of the European Union adopted a renewed European Agenda for Adult learning 2012-2014. Initially planned as follow up on the current agenda for Adult learning and targeted on the Education and Training Strategy ET 2020 the renewed Agenda is already focussing on the EU 2020 strategy and therefore can be seen as a EU longer term vision for adult learning.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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18. CONFCERENCE REPORT: Closing the empowerment gap - how to adress educationally disadvantaged groups - documentation online

The conference : "Closing the empowement gap - how to adress educationally disadvantaged groups", co-organised by the german Federal Agency for Civic Edcuation (BpB), Polish Center for Citizenship Education, the Austrian Ministry for Education and Culture, ProDemos (NL), the Czech Center fro Citizenship Education, Institute of public affairs (PL) and the DARE network brought together around 200 experts from all over Europe and the world to intensively discuss the issue of citizenship education adressing and working with educationally disadvantaged groups.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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19. NEWS: Shortlist for new Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner announced

The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has submitted a shortlist of three candidates for the post of Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner to the Organisation’s Parliamentary Assembly.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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20. CALL FOR INPUT: Survey on stakeholders consultation and participation in EU policy debates at national level

We would like encourage you to participate in a European NGO Survey to collect your opinion on stakeholders' consultation and participation in EU policy debates at the national level. This survey is being conducted by the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL), gathering 25 European networks working in education and training including yours.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 Editorial

This newsletter is edited by the DARE project 'Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning'.

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