e-DARE: Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe
published by the
edited by Dr. Ragnar Mueller (d@dalos)
issue 2015-01 (March 24th, 2015)
Letter from the Board
Dear readers of e-DARE,
several of our member organization currently conduct researches on EDC
with children aged 8-12 within the framework of the EU supported project
ENGAGE. After the phase of national stocktaking studies it is planned to
identify missing links, material gaps, successful existing practice as
well as barriers that hinder citizenship education and children's rights
education as well as neighbouring fields such as young people's
participation in local and regional life. DARE as resource partner in
ENGAGE is already looking forward to discuss the first key findings.
In the project EDC for ALL – qualifying and mainstreaming Education for
Democratic Citizenship – we are currently in the final phase of test
runs of educational material that are targeted to offer easy entry
points for working with diverse groups on EDC topics. Here, too, we are
looking forward to finally release the material.
On 30th April the deadline for all E+ projects in the field of youth
come up, while adult education strategic partnerships already need to be
handed in on 31st March. Please again consider to invite DARE to your
project consortia: the DARE PIC is 949700132, for further info on any
involvement of DARE and what DARE can bring to your consortia you might
directly contact me:
At first glance after one year of working with E+ we have the feeling
there is quite positive chances for EDC/HRE projects in both fields.
In just a few months the DARE General Assembly and (Norwegian) Spring
Academy will take place in Oslo (June 17-19). Please think about joining
the DARE network if your organization has not done so already. If you
are already a member please consider a board candidature as there are
board elections upcoming.
Best regards on behalf of the Board
Secretary of the DARE Network
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