e-DARE (Year 6, issue 4)


Newsletter on Human Rights Education
and Education for Democracy
Published by the DARE project and the DARE network

Year 6, issue 4 (6 October 2009)
Deadline for contributions for the next issue: 7 December 09
Publication:
22 December 09


 Table of contents

1. Letter from the Chair
2. DARE SynAct 2009: Post your activities and increase your visibility
3. DARE workshop at conference "Active Citizenship in Europe"
4. New teaching material on History Education and EDC/HRE
5. DARE Board met at new member Demokratiezentrum Vienna
6. DARE Conference: "Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe through Education for Democratic Citizenship / Human Rights Education"

7. Manual for download: "Understanding the mechanisms of 1989 - a simulation on regime change for use in youth and adult education"
8. Climate Change Project in partnership with other DARE organisation, successful with the EU
9. Human Rights Education in the School Systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America-A Compendium of Good Practice
10. Educating children and youth in their rights to prevent trafficking and unsafe migration
11. HREA conducts workshop for staff of Commonwealth Secretariat
12. Act Global - new project at the Citizenship Foundation
13. Consultation on the World Programme for Human Rights Education
14. ILDE project update
15. The Road to Peace - Teaching guide by the Advocates for Human Rights
16. NECE conference, The Impact of Cultural and Citizenship Education on Social Cohesion
17. Lisbon Forum 2009: Creating a Culture of Human Rights through Education (13-14 November 2009)
18. Going Global 4 - The UK's International Education Conference
19. Handbook on values for life in a democracy
20. Participation of Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the preparatory measures of the Lifelong Learning Programme

Editorial
 


 1. Letter from the Chair

Dear DARE Network members, friends and colleagues,

I hope you are all reinvigorated after what were hopefully relaxing holidays and a sunny summer. During the summer the DARE Grundtvig project team prepared the documentation of the workshop "Pathways interconnecting history education and democratic citizenship/human rights education" that took place during DARE's annual meeting in Berlin in May.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 2. DARE Synchronized Action Days 2009: Post your activities and increase your visibility!


Please share your activities leading up to Human Rights Day 2009 (from Sept 1 to Dec 10, 2009) with us in order to gain more visibility! SYNCHRONIZED ACTION DAYS are a powerful PR tool for organisations in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe.

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Anne Stalfort, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 3. DARE workshop at conference "Active Citizenship in Europe", Gothenburg, Sept 29-30, 2009

"Simulation Games Interconnecting History Education and Citizenship Education in Adult Learning" is the title a workshop held by DARE today at the conference "Active Citizenship in Europe", Gothenburg, Sept 29-30, 2009. The conference was organized by the European Association for Education of Adults (EAEA) and the Swedish Adult Education Association (SAEA).
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Anne Stalfort, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 4. New office supplies and teaching material on History Education and EDC/HRE

A new DARE BLUE LINES issue contains all documents from the Conference on Pathways interconnecting History Education and EDC/HRE in Adult Learning (Berlin 29-30 May 09).
All Presentations and papers can be downloaded from the web.
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 5. DARE Board met at new member Demokratiezentrum Vienna, 19/20 September

The members off the DARE Board have met in Vienna hosted by the Austrian Demokratiezentrum, a new member organisation of DARE.

The board critically reviewed the projects activities and evaluation by the EC and gave recommendations towards the further development of the project until Sept. 2010.

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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 6. DARE Conference: "Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe through Education for Democratic Citizenship / Human Rights Education"

Save the date...
Conference: "Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe through Education for Democratic Citizenship / Human Rights Education" in Glasgow, March 3-5, 2010, hosted by BEMIS (Black and Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland) and DARE (Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning).
The conference is open to everyone interested.

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Anne Stalfort, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 7. Manual for download: "Understanding the mechanisms of 1989 - a simulation on regime change for use in youth and adult education"

"Understanding the mechanisms of 1989 - a simulation on regime change for use in youth and adult education"

The 4-6 hour simulation serves as an educational tool for understanding the political and social dynamics of the 1989 regime changes in Europe.
The simulation is set in "Allonia", a fictitious communist country.

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Anne Stalfort, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)

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 8. Climate Change Project in partnership with other DARE organisation, successful with the EU

In August 2009, the European Commission accepted to fund a large scale development education project Citizenship Foundation is a partner in. The other organisations involved are: Plan UK (lead partner), Partners Bulgaria (which was contacted through the DARE network links), Plan Netherlands and three Plan offices in Africa: Senegal, Kenya and Malawi. The project will focus on raising awareness on climate change issues by linking schools in all the countries involved via a website platform.

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Ruxandra Ratiu, Citizenship Foundation (UK)

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 9. Human Rights Education in the School Systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America-A Compendium of Good Practice

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Council of Europe (CoE), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), are pleased to announce that the educational resource book Human Rights Education in the School Systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America: A Compendium of Good Practice is now published.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 10. Educating children and youth in their rights to prevent trafficking and unsafe migration

Every year, thousands of juveniles and minors from Southeast Europe are moving to West European countries. Some of them become part of the circle of trafficking and get involved in different forms of exploitation, begging and committing of pocket-picking thefts. Bulgaria remains a country of origin and transit and to a lesser extent a country of destination. This calls for implementation of activities which address needs related to provision of supportive environment, education and policy improvement.
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Daniela Kolarova, Partners Bulgaria Foundation (Bulgaria)

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 11. HREA conducts workshop for staff of Commonwealth Secretariat

HREA conducted a two-day introductory training workshop on 29-30 June 2009 for staff of the Commonwealth Secretariat at its headquarters in London (United Kingdom). The aim was to increase capacity in implementing a human rights-based approach in the Commonwealth's programming.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 12. Act Global - new project at the Citizenship Foundation

Citizenship Foundation will start the work on a new project this month. This is the first project that is funded by DFID at the Citizenship Foundation and it is run in partnership with Relief International UK.

Act Global aims to develop young peoples’ understanding of the connections between actions in their communities and the causes of global poverty, and it empowers them to take action on these causes at the local level.
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Ruxandra Ratiu, Citizenship Foundation (UK)

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 13. Consultation on the World Programme for Human Rights Education

On 16 June HREA began a four-week, on-line consultation on the Second Phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education. The main purpose was to identify potential target sector(s) and/or theme(s) for the Second Phase, which will commence on 1 January 2010.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 14. ILDE project update

During last year, Citizenship Foundation was involved in developing two sets of resources for the ILDE (Initiative for Learning Democracy in Europe) project. This work was funded by the Network of European Foundations - NEF and supported by the Council of Europe.
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Ruxandra Ratiu, Citizenship Foundation (UK)

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 15. The Road to Peace - Teaching guide by the Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights (Minneapolis, MN, USA) recently published a new tool for Human Rights Education: The Road to Peace: A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice. With creative, thought-provoking, and innovative lesson plans, this comprehensive teaching guide introduces students to the concept of transitional justice
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Ragnar Müller, Pharos (Germany)

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 16. NECE conference, The Impact of Cultural and Citizenship Education on Social Cohesion

Citizenship Foundation has been selected to participate in the annual NECE conference in Vilnius, Lithuania in December 2009. This will be a great opportunity for Citizenship Foundation to network with other organisations in the field of Citizenship education in Europe, but also to make a presentation about one of our projects, the Young Muslim Leadership Network
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Ruxandra Ratiu, Citizenship Foundation (UK)

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 17. Lisbon Forum 2009: Creating a Culture of Human Rights through Education (Lisbon, 13-14 November 2009)

The Lisbon Forum is a platform for dialogue and for sharing experiences, expertise and good practices between Europe and the other continents, especially the Middle East, Africa and the countries on the south side of the Mediterranean. The Forum has been held by the North-South Centre since 1994. It focuses on issues at the heart of the mandate and actions of the Council of Europe: human rights, democracy, the rule of law.
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 18. Going Global 4 - The UK's International Education Conference

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (Central London, 24-26 March, 2010)

We are pleased to announce that the British Council shall be holding its 4th Going Global conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on 24-26 March 2010. The conference theme is "World potential: Making education meet the challenge"
 
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 19. Handbook on values for life in a democracy

The Council of Europe project "Cultural identities, shared values and citizenship" (2006-2008) was launched after the Organisation's 3rd Summit (Warsaw, 2005). It was based on the premise that an awareness and appreciation of Europe's rich diversity of cultures and heritages and how they have interacted with each other over time are essential preconditions for mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, intercultural dialogue, a shared attachment to common values and an emerging European cultural citizenship. 
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Frank Elbers, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

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 20. Participation of Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the preparatory measures of the Lifelong Learning Programme

The European Commission has announced the addendum to the Call for Proposals 2009 (DG EAC/31/08) of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), which allows the Republic of Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to participate in the Lifelong Learning Programme under the preparatory measures phase. 
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Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungssttätten (Germany)


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 Editorial

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