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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 2014-05 (October 6th, 2014)

Letter from the Board

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

he new composition of the EU Commission departments and services has brought back the issue of citizenship to the field of Education and Culture: the appointed Commissioner remains with a Commissioner on “Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship”. This portfolio is given to Hungary (Tibor Navracsics). During the last five years DARE has always argued for the inclusion of Citizenship into the Educational field as these fields belong together in a democracy. So we are partially glad about this new shape of the DG EAC.

During the negotiations for the 2015 Budget the EP CULT Committee has criticized the low budget proposed for the EU for Citizens program. Needless to say that the reduced citizens budget was part of the EU MFF 2014-2020 the EP adopted in 2013. We have always argued for more finances on citizens issues. At least it seems that there are several MEPs who share this view.

Tomorrow you can join the DARE e-Academy on Transformative Education for Global Citizenship, Challenges and Opportunities of Monitoring with the expert Amy Skinner from Concord at 1 - 2 pm Berlin time. For an invitation just send a short email to

On 16th October DARE holds its General Assembly at Europahaus Vienna, so if you are not a member yet do not hesitate to ask for DARE membership by handing in the DARE membership request:

Best regards on behalf of the Board

Georg Pirker
Secretary of the DARE Network

Calls for Application and Participation

Charm yourself online! – Online training course for youth workers on inclusive youth organizations and culture of human rights
The CHARM yourself online training course is set to engage youth workers, managers, members and volunteers of various youth organizations into a journey to explore the topics of human rights, anti-racism and inclusion and how they are related to the way the youth organizations function. The course will take the participants through the basic concepts around human rights and will facilitate a critical review of how they are connected to the work that is done in different youth organizations, regardless of their spheres of work...

Publications and Downloads

European Wergeland Centre Statement Series
The fourth annual EWC Statement Series publication is now available, with recent research on human rights and education for democratic citizenship. The collection of statements highlights recent and ongoing research activities by scholars and other education professionals within a booklet available in printed and online...

Plan of Action for the third phase of the WPHRE now available
The Plan of Action for the Third Phase of the World Programme on Human Rights Education is now available  The Human Rights Council, in its resolution 24/15 (8 October 2013), decided to focus the World Programme’s third phase (2015-2019) on strengthening the implementation of the first two phases and promoting human rights training for media professionals and journalists. This resolution was adopted following the OHCHR consultation on the focus of the third phase, as presented in the High Commissioner’s report A/HRC/24/24. OHCHR, in consultation with States, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions and civil society, elaborated a plan of action for the third phase (2015-2019) of the World Programme...

New teaching material on CRC for primary schools
The Danish Institute for Human Rights is pleased to share with you a manual on teaching children’s rights: "Sæt børns rettigheder på skoleskemaet" (2014)– (Put children’s rights on the school agenda). The manual targets teachers in the younger primary classes. It focuses specifically on Greenland’s schools, but can easily be adapted to other contexts...


Report from International Conference on Human Rights Education and Training for the Civil and Public Sector
This report is a summary of the proceedings and outcomes of an International Conference on Human Rights Education and Training for the Civil and Public Service held in Dublin Castle on 3-5 December 2013. The conference was jointly organized by the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)...

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