Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe
published by the
edited by Dr. Ragnar Mueller (d@dalos)
issue 2013-05 (Nov. 4th, 2013)
Letter from the Board
Dear readers of e-DARE,
autumn usually means running around for EDC/HRE. Members of the DARE
Board are quite active at the moment: For the second time, the European
Commission held its stakeholder forum for education and training. Board
member Elena Begant was attending this meeting and once again frankly
communicated DARE concerns of the solely job related focus of the EC in
its educational programs.
DARE is supporting the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong
Manifesto on the Future
of LLL which is making the case for LLL on the European
Parliament's Elections in 2014. Please use the Manifesto in order
to ask the EP candidates in your country for support! At the Lifelong
Learning Week 2013 at the EP (2-6 December 2013) in Brussels, DARE will
contribute to a seminar for MEPs on “Making
the Case for European Civic Education”.
Last but not least, autumn means General Assembly. DARE members will
meet in Rome on 18/19th November to elect a new Board,
critically take stock and assess DARE's work in 2013 and plan 2014. Do
not miss this opportunity for sound discussions and common future
DARE is 10 years old now and proud to be the only independent European
NGO for EDC/HRE! Join the network to make a case for EDC/HRE!
Secretary of the DARE Network
Commissioner Nils Muižnieks reports on Spanish EDC/HRE removal from
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks,
earlier this month expressing his concerns about the Spanish
government’s move to abolish human rights and citizenship education. The
report comes several months after a
signed by 60 Spanish and European NGOs
called upon the Council of Europe to take action against the Spanish
government for their breach of commitment to deliver Democratic
Citizenship and Human Rights Education within all levels of the Spanish
Publications and Downloads
Lines #2/2013 out now: Demanding Fundamental Rights
Documenting the experiences of a 2 year European Learning Partnership
the participating organizations compiled their experiences from the
level of educational practice to a new issue of the DARE BLUE LINES:
Fundamental Rights: Law Related Education in Adult Learning...
Citizenship Education in England
Ofsted has just released a report on the state of citizenship education
consolidated? A survey of citizenship in schools between 2009 and 2012...
Human Rights Education in Australia
Ever wondered what Human Rights Education "down under" looks like?
Here's a new report: Human Rights Education in Australian schools
report (16 August 2013,
Conference 2014: “The European Union and the Promise of Democracy: What
can Citizenship Education and Civil Society contribute?, 14-16.11.2013,
Europe’s ongoing economic crisis has engendered a crisis of confidence
in the European project and the costs and benefits of further European
integration. It has also become very clear now that the economic crisis
is dividing Europe and may ultimately lead to the break up of the EU.
Against this background this year's NECE Conference will deal with
resulting challenges for citizenship educators across Europe. With an
eye to the elections to the European Parliament in May 2014, NECE 2013
will explore the topics of participation and democratisation and focus
on the role for citizenship education...
Resolution on the Third Phase of the World Programme for Human Rights
Human Rights Council resolution 24/15 on World Programme for Human
Rights Education (WPHRE) was adopted without a vote on 27 September. The
resolution had been drafted by the Platform for Human Rights Education
and Training (comprising 7 Member States: Costa Rica, Italy, Morocco,
Philippines, Senegal, Slovenia and Switzerland), and Costa Rica took the
lead on this resolution. On the day when it was adopted, the resolution
was cosponsored by 81 Member States...
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