e-DARE: Democracy and
Human Rights Education
published by the DARE
Dear readers of e-DARE,
On behalf of the DARE board I have to apologise
that you have not received
during the past months.
We have been discussing the information policy of DARE for quite a long
time and took the decision to
instead of publishing
quarterly in a newsletter format, from now on you will
receive highlights from the DARE blog monthly,
in order to give better and up to date information on the various
developments that affect the work of EDC/HRE.
Connected to this, the DARE blog has been slightly reorganised.
On the right bar you now find a FOLLOW function: by adding your email you
will get instant mail updates on every new post to the DARE blog. Also as
a new blog feature you can find up to date information on current EU
Lifelong learning calls relevant for EDC/HRE in the feed section on the
A NEWS section gives you short entries on current media debates relevant
for Citizenship Education, Human Rights Education and Civic Education. We
hope thus to improve services towards DARE’s members and also to the
interested EDC/HRE community, that profits from DARE’s services.
We want to encourage DARE members to post their contributions, calls and
relevant information to the blog: “Sharing is caring”! Especially in these
times of cutbacks and downturn NGOs need to be aware that networking helps
and advances all our organizations!
We hope you enjoy reading and look forward to comments and further
Georg Pirker, Secretary of the DARE network
DARE European Focus Meeting (and GA) "The Effects and
Challenges of the Economical Crisis on NGO´s, Rome 8th-9th October 2012
DARE’s European Focus Meeting “The Effects and Challenges of the
Economical Crisis on NGOs” will be held in Rome on 8-9 October 2012. It
aims to open the floor for the search of new, alternative ways of
financing our activities, for maintaining sustainability of existing good
practices, for securing HRE/EDC presence European-wide also in forthcoming
challenging years …more
NECE Conference “Participation Now!
Citizenship Education and Democracy in Times of Change”, 21-24 November
2012, Córdoba (Spain)
The DARE network invites you to this year’s NECE (= Networking European
Citizenship Education) conference “Participation now!” (21-24 November
2012 in Cordoba, Spain). The conference will focus on current concepts of
democracy and participation in the face of worldwide processes of change
in politics, society and economy …more
Apply for the COE EDC/HRE Charter Evaluation conference!
The COE Youth directorate launched a call for applications for the
Conference “Human rights and democracy in action – Looking ahead” which
will take place in Strasbourg, 29-30 November 2012. The conference will
take stock of the progress achieved, gather main stakeholders and give
guidance for the action of the Council of Europe in human rights
education. The Conference will be instrumental in shaping the work of the
Council of Europe in human rights and citizenship education in the next
CFA open! Workshop: European Regime Changes, Berlin, 3-9
Call for Applications for the workshop “European
transitions from dictatorship to democracy in the late 1980s”, Berlin, 3-9
February 2013. The workshop is open to adult applicants of all ages and
educational backgrounds with a permanent residency in one of the 27 EU
member states, plus Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
and Turkey. Application deadline is Oct 15, 2012 …more
Citizenship Foundation: Call for partners in the Youth in
The EC has launched two calls for proposals under the “Youth in Action”
programme. The first call aims at encouraging “Innovation and Equality”.
The second one, “Youth Support Systems” aims at supporting partnerships
with regional or local public bodies or other stakeholders active in the
youth sector at European level in order to develop projects over the
long-term which combine various measures of the “Youth in Action”
programme. Citizenship Foundation is looking to form international
partnerships and would be interested in joining proposals of any DARE
members and beyond. Any info would be useful …more
Social Competence - E-Learning - Human Rights Education
A new study dealing with the question if social competences can be taught
via e-learning has just been published. Human rights education is used as
example: Sandra Reitz: Improving Social Competence via E-Learning?
The Example of Human Rights Education, Frankfurt/Main et al. 2012.
Your contribution and participation needed to further EDC/HRE
Two years ago, the Council of Europe adopted the Charter on education for
democratic citizenship and human rights education, marking a turning point
for human rights educators and defenders in Europe and beyond.
Now the COE Youth
department launched a survey among non-governmental partners (youth
organizations, human rights organizations, student associations, parents
and teachers associations, etc.) to gather their input on the impact of
the Charter in these past years and to have a basis to evaluate the ways
to go further …more