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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 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:
pirker@adb.de.

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

Georg Pirker
Secretary of the DARE Network


Calls for Application and Participation

EESC survey
The European Economic and Social Committee would like to remind you of the survey on “
Civil dialogue and participatory democracy in the practice of the European Union institutions". Answering various questions means an investment in terms of time, but it could pay off in terms of expressing your needs and interests with the goal of having them reflected in future policies of the institutions...

Human Rights in Practice summer course (Middelburg, 29 June-3 July 2015)
Participants will interact with guest lecturers from NGOs, the UN and other inter-governmental agencies, law firms, and academia...


EU Issues

European Year of Citizens - Looking Back
The final report and an external evaluation of the "European Year of Citizens 2013" were published...

EUCIS-LLL press release: Education Matters!
At the extraordinary European Council meeting in Brussels this month EU leaders discussed the EU’s counter-terrorism measures in the wake of the attacks in Paris...

EU funding - new beginner's guide
As far as EU funding is concerned it is hard to gain an overview, especially for beginners. Therefore it is a good idea to try and aggregate respective information. That's what the Commission tries to do with the "Beginner's Guide to EU Funding...


Publications and Downloads

EUCIS-LLL: New position paper "Why Education should be excluded from TTIP"
We were invited to a meeting with MEP Helga Trüpel (Greens/EFA, DE) together with EAEA, EUA and ETUCE, where we discussed about the position of education in the TTIP negotiations. You can read our new position paper on "Why Education should be excluded from TTIP" on the EUCIS-LLL website...

Handbook: Diversity Dynamics: Activating the Potential of Diversity in Trainings
The handbook published by MitOst Association empowers facilitators to develop diversity in their work with groups in every field of non-formal education...


New research report: monitoring education for global citizenship
DEEEP's shares its recent research publication "Monitoring Education for Global Citizenship: A Contribution to Debate". The report explores the opportunities and challenges for developing an appropriate monitoring framework which truly captures the holistic and transformative nature of Education for Global Citizenship (EfGC)...


Conferences

EWC: Regional Summer Academy for the Baltics on EDC/HRE and history
A new Regional Summer Academy for the Baltics will take place in Estonia in August. It will be open for participants from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This regional training is organised in cooperation with the Council of Europe, the European Wergeland Center, the Ministry of Education Estonia and the Estonian Institute for Human Rights (EIHR)...


Miscellaneous

Peace Trails: Discover peace in Europe
"Discover Peace in Europe" is a project about peace trails in Berlin, Budapest, Manchester, Paris, The Hague, Torino and Vienna - to make people aware of the importance of peace...

White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism
The second session of the summit, led by John Kerry, explored educational approaches that can build resilience against violent extremism. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland was one of the intervenors of the panel discussion and emphasized the need for democratic education...



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