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e-DARE: Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe
published by the DARE network, edited by Dr. Ragnar Mueller (d@dalos)
issue 2014-04 (July 29th, 2014)


Letter from the Board

Dear readers of e-DARE, dear colleagues in EDC/HRE

After the tragic death of our board member Elena Begant it is still difficult to come back to every day working issues. Nevertheless we go on with DARE activities and want to provide you with up to date information on recent and upcoming activities.

Our board member Lillian Hjorth participated in the Sevilla conference on the removal of EDC/HRE from the Spanish curriculum in June and presented DARE's point of view on the topic of EDC/HRE reality in other countries, most of all in formal education for school pupils: is EDC/HRE taught at school? Is it done the right way? How about informal education?

The DARE TOI project group had its second meeting in the “EDC for All” project in Sintra/Portugal (3-6 July) and developed a new series of EDC games, which aim to develop an easy entry to educationally work on difficult issues in society. As soon as the game outlines are finished a series of tests will be conducted with non-formal educational experts.

Now on future perspectives: In September/October DARE will have a job shadower from Spain, who will conduct several researches among the members in order to prepare a new series of online after-lunch hangouts on EDC/HRE issues.

Upcoming important events for DARE are the CoE international contact group meeting on 7/8 October and the EC Education, Training and Youth stakeholders forum in Brussels 9-10 October.

From 16-18 November we are again proud to be part of the 2014 NECE conference in Vienna. We cordially invite you to join DARE's annual Assembly on 16th and attend the conference and workshops on EDC/HRE topics! Please make use of this unique sharing and networking opportunity! DARE members get special conditions for travel and accommodation costs.

Best regards on behalf of the Board

Georg Pirker
Secretary of the DARE Network


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